Tattooed sex offender called ‘Pirate’ walks free after burning disabled woman

A tattooed sex offender called 'Pirate' has been spared further jail time after he burned a disabled woman.

Pirate – a 43-year-old whose previous name was Daniel Selovich – was accused of ashing a cigarette in his victim's mouth, burning her multiple times and gagging her with his foot.

The incident occurred at the victim's home in Downey in Idaho, US, in November 2020 after the pair met on a dating app. Pirate had been in the Bannock County Jail since his arrest that month.

Pirate initially faced two counts of misdemeanour battery and two more of felony aggravated battery.

He also faced a felony enhancement as he was a registered sex offender with a history of assaults on women in the states of Nevada, Missouri, and California.

A plea deal was eventually agreed which saw him plead guilty to his two misdemeanor counts of battery. He was officially sentenced on Tuesday.

The deal was accepted this week, meaning that he was given credit for the year already spent behind bars and allowed to remain free following his release in December. Pirate was also ordered to pay $515 in fees and fines.

Two years ago Pirate spoke with KRCR-TV regarding the past crimes that led to him being registered as a sex offender.

He said: "All these charges are either getting dropped down to petty or getting thrown out.

"These are charges at the minimum is usually 15 years the maximum is life… Now either I am the luckiest guy alive or maybe there is more to these stories."

If you or somebody you know has been affected by this story, contact Victim Support for free, confidential advice on 08 08 16 89 111 or visit their website, www.victimsupport.org.uk.

Previously, Anchorage Daily News reported that Pirate allegedly held a woman captive for five weeks in a remote cabin in Alaska in 2015, where he would sexually assault, beat and bite her.

The victim only escaped when she managed to call for help and was rescued by helicopter, but the case against Pirate was dismissed in 2016 after the woman died.

According to a Salt Lake Police report, Pirate had also assaulted a woman multiple times in a motel room in Utah on November 6, 2020, just days before he met the disabled woman.

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