NEW CASTLE, Del. (CBS/AP) — A New Castle man has been charged with beating and raping a woman whom he had paid to perform a sex act.

The alleged incident occurred Tuesday morning. State Police say 20-year-old James Daniels picked up the 25-year-old woman at a gas station along the 300 block of New Castle Avenue and then drove her to a secluded area where he paid her to perform a sex act. Police say when the woman ended the act, Daniels punched her multiple times.

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Authorities say the woman ran from the vehicle, but Daniels chased after her, caught her, and forced her back into the vehicle where he hit her with a baseball bat and sexually assaulted her.

Police say the woman was eventually able to escape from the vehicle and Daniels drove away with her belongings.

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Daniels was arrested at his home on Friday. He was charged with rape first degree, robbery first degree, and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony.

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