Bay Village Couple Drugged, Raped Friend, Filmed It

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If these people invite you over for a turkey dinner, run.
  • If these people invite you over for a turkey dinner, run.

You can't trust those suburban couples; never know what kind of strange sex-crimes they’re committing while the camcorder rolls.

Out of Bay Village, this mindf*ck: David Salsgiver and Kelly Maltbie, of Kinckerbocker Road, were recently arrested and charged with rape and kidnapping. Officials say the couple drugged and rapped a 42-year-old Cleveland woman they had befriended. They filmed the crimes, which happened on numerous occasions from 2006 to 2007.

The alleged pervs were arraigned on Tuesday and both entered pleas of not guilty.


Investigators say the victim met Salsgiver through a mutual friend and they struck up a relationship.

Lt. Mark Spaetzel of the Bay Village Detective Bureau said the tapes show the victim was either unconscious or completely incoherent during the attacks.

“She’s very traumatized by this,” he said.

Spaetzel said it is rare for investigators to get videotaped evidence of this magnitude in such crimes, but noted that this is not a stranger-rape kind of case. The victim was more familiar with her attackers.


Police say they’ve found tape of another alleged victim but have not yet been able to ID the individual.

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