CRIME
01/14/2015 05:26 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Michael Aaron Joseph Held Woman At Gunpoint, Tattooed 'Slut' On Her Back: Cops

A Kentucky man remains behind bars after allegedly assaulting a woman by tattooing the word "slut" on her back while holding her at gunpoint.

A grand jury indicted Michael Aaron Joseph, 30, last week on a variety of charges including second-degree assault, first-degree wanton endangerment and first-degree unlawful imprisonment.

The charges stem from an incident last May, where Joseph allegedly accused the victim of contacting her ex-boyfriend.

During an argument, Joseph “repeatedly struck [the victim] in the mouth, face and head area with a pistol,” according to a police report obtained by the Anderson News.

When the two arrived home, the suspect allegedly grabbed a .22 caliber pistol and showed the woman it was loaded.

Then he held her on the floor while tattooing "slut" on her back, LEX18.com reports.

Joseph remains jailed in the Shelby County Detention Center on $15,000 cash bail.

This isn't the first case of a person accused of assault with a tattoo gun.

In April, two men and two women in Philadelphia were accused of forcibly tattooing their roommate with racial slurs and obscene images.

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