Woman Bites Tongue Off Alleged Rapist

Ronald McGowan is a registered sex offender

Sunday, Jun 7, 2009  |  Updated 7:08 AM PDT
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Woman Bites Tongue Off Alleged Rapist

Officers say they arrested 32-year-old Ronald McGowan of West Covina, who is a registered sex offender.

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A Murrieta woman bit off the tongue of an alleged rapist who was arrested at a hospital emergency room where he went for treatment.

Police found the suspect's tongue at the woman's apartment Friday morning. Authorities say the woman had injuries consistent with a violent assault.

Officers say they arrested 32-year-old Ronald McGowan of West Covina, who is a registered sex offender.

Physicians at the Rancho Springs Medical Center could not reattach his tongue.

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