A 30-year-old man kidnapped, raped and tortured his wife, then hung her from a tree to film a two-hour bondage pornography video, authorities said Tuesday. The man was charged with aggravated assault and battery, sexual battery, kidnapping, and false imprisonment. He was being held in the Brevard County jail on Tuesday in lieu of $3 million bail.And some people wonder why in 2005 for the first time the majority of American women don't live with a husband.
This case might be lurid enough to make national headlines, but violent sexual abuse is far from rare and most of the time it never gets reported to the police. The Violence Against Women Act is seen by some as a waste of taxpayer money or a diversion from the violent crimes directed at men, but many violent spouses don't see themselves as criminals even after they are arrested.
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