A woman was sexually assaulted and held against her will for five days in a Texas apartment by a man she met on a dating app, police said Tuesday.

She managed to escape and sought the help of a neighbor.

The suspect, 21-year-old Zachary Mills, was arrested and was facing charges for keeping the woman captive in his Houston apartment, KWTX reported.

Mills and the woman reportedly were in a romantic relationship after they met on the dating app Bumble. They decided to meet on Dec. 24. Mills picked up the woman from her home and drove her to his apartment in Spring.

Mills attempted to have sex with the woman right after they entered the apartment, she told investigators. She also said she turned down the man's sexual advances but he paid no heed, Click2Houston reported.

Mills then allegedly punched the woman and bit her on the neck and face. He then struck her with a screwdriver. The woman said Mills refused to let her leave and held her hostage at the apartment for five days without giving her any food or water.

The unidentified woman managed to escape when Mills left the apartment to visit his father. She grabbed her clothes and ran out of the apartment before asking for help from the first person she came across.

The woman had bruises across most of her body. She had bite marks, bruises on both eyes and cuts to both her throat and nose.

Mills was apprehended after deputies executed a search warrant at his apartment on Dec. 29.

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"Zachary Mills was arrested and booked into the Harris County Jail, charged with First Degree Aggravated Kidnapping," Harris County Constable Mark Herman said in a statement. "His bond was set at $50,000.00 out of the 351st District Court. Additional charges may be filed at a later time following further investigation."

Bumble also released a statement in light of the incident.

"We are shocked and saddened to hear about this horrible crime. We blocked this member as soon as we were made aware of this situation and in accordance with our Community Guidelines," the dating app said. "We also have a dedicated law enforcement team available to respond to any requests from law enforcement as needed."

"Every member of our community is expected to adhere to our guidelines anytime they're using Bumble. Any profile that violates our terms or guidelines may result in getting blocked from the app for good," the statement read.

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