Man gets probation after pleading guilty in woman's attack

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Jacksonville man accused of kidnapping, strangulation and abuse was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to a felony domestic battery charge, Duval County court records show.

Addison Perez, 31, received three years' probation in late January after entering the guilty plea. As part of plea agreement, prosecutors dropped kidnapping and domestic battery by strangulation charges.

He was also ordered to have no contact with the victim, according to the agreement. Despite the guilty plea, adjudication of guilt was withheld in the case.

Perez was originally arrested in November 2018 after a woman told police he came into her home and attacked her while she was folding clothes, according to a copy of his arrest report.

The report said he went into the home without the woman's knowledge, choked her and bound her ankles, knees and wrists with duct tape. Before leaving, the report said, he cut the duct tape off.

According to the police report, Perez claims that he and the woman talked about doing this before that day and that it was inspired by a movie, but the woman said she never agreed to anything.

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