BOONE COUNTY, Mo. – A man is accused of torturing a woman at a home in Ashland, Missouri, in March of this year.

Court documents allege that Joshua K. Welch, 37, bound the victim from March 25 to March 27 and cut her on the thighs numerous times with a sharp object. Investigators say the victim had 27 cuts on her right thigh and six on the left thigh. There was also a “J” carved into the right thigh. The victim suffered several other injuries, including being choked and bruised.

Welch is now held without bond on four felony counts of domestic assault.