from The Chicago Sun-Times

Man with severed tongue to stand trial in 4 rapes

images courtesy of Dr. SpillerMURRIETA, Calif.—- A Southern California man will stand trial in the rapes of four women, including one alleged victim who authorities say bit off the tongue of her attacker.Prosecutors say one of the victims bit off part of McGowan’s tongue in self-defense during a June 5 rape at her apartment. McGowan, of West Covina, was arrested at an emergency room where he went for treatment.

Prosecutors say investigators subsequently linked McGowan to three other rapes between 2007 and 2009.

His tongue could not be reattached.

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