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Man sentenced for 'torturing' wife and lover

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11:37 CET+01:00
A 30-year-old Malmö resident who held his wife and lover in an apartment and abused and raped them for years was sentenced on Tuesday to 12 years in prison.

According to the district court ruling, the man held the two women in “slave-like conditions”, writes the City newspaper.

The man began abusing his wife in 2002, hitting and raping her daily and threatening to kill her and the children of she left him.

After several years, he started a new relationship with a young woman he met on the internet. The woman ended up moving into the man's apartment where she suffered the same treatment as the man's wife.

The man forced the women to have sex with one another and whip each other. In addition, he tattooed his initials into each woman's body using a hot knife.

In the end, the women finally alerted authorities to what the court described as the “raw and reckless torture” they had endured.

The 30-year-old was convicted of aggravated rape and gross violation of a woman's integrity, as well as for abusing and threatening his two oldest sons.

The man admits to having a relationship with both women simultaneously, but denies that he committed any crimes.

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