Man sentenced to seven years in prison for rape and abuse of wife

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Lower Romerike District Court has sentenced a man to seven years in prison for raping his wife in several public places through a period of 15 years.

The court uses part of its 50 pages long and comprehensive verdict  to describe how the woman through more than 15 years lived in a world marked by violence, intimidation and abuse.
According to the verdict  the 50-year old man forced his spouse into sexual intercourse in places including  outside shop windows, in parks, in the corridors of the hotel, in a corridor on the Danish boat, in a telephone booth and outside a cafe. Several of these incidents took place on holidays abroad.
Physical violence
The verdict also includes regular physical violence by kicks, punches, pulling the spouse by the hair, biting, pinching, and psychological violence by threats, coercion or other forms of violations.

The court has given the man a restraining order against his wife for five years. He is also ordered to pay her 300,000 kroner in reparations.

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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