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May 9, 2014 2:16 PM by NBC News - WOAI

House of Horrors: Immigrants Tortured

DIMMIT COUNTY, Texas (WOAI) - Authorities say they've rescued six undocumented immigrants being tortured as they were held for ransom.

Sheriff Marion Boyd says six undocumented workers were held captive for at least a week, scared for their lives in a trailer he described as a "torture chamber".

One victim couldn't walk.

"They used a stick to beat him in the knees," said Boyd. "They cut his fingers with a box knife."

Another victim told authorities his kidnappers beat him with a hammer. The abuse didn't stop there. Boyd says a female victim was repeatedly sexually assaulted for four days.

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