Dane convicted of holding ex-girlfriend hostage and torturing her for hours
In June, a 20-year-old Danish girl was lured to a warehouse by her ex-boyfriend and tortured for hours. The 20-year-old boyfriend has now been convicted of the crime according to Fyens.dk.
The man slapped her, beat her feet with a leather belt and a wooden plank, and threatened and humiliated her for hours.
“You must feel the pain I have felt,” the man reportedly told the woman.
“Horrific torture from abroad”
According to the charge sheet, the man had threatened his ex-girlfriend in April with a weapon usually used to smashed the window of a bus during an emergency. The man also held a gun to her temple and held a switchblade to her throat.
The court in Odense sentenced the man to six months in prison. The prosecution had asked for a much stiffer penalty, saying that the crime looked like “horrific torture from abroad”.
The court decided that the man’s clean criminal record and recent completion of his education entitled him to a lighter sentence. The man pleaded not guilty to all the charges and claimed that the woman and her family concocted the story.