A man has been sentenced to ten years of preventive detention for, among other things, several rapes and long-term abuse of his wife in Northern Norway.
Nord-Troms District Court concluded that the man in his 30s raped his then-wife on seven occasions in the course of two and a half years.
He was also convicted of long-term abuse, including locking her out in the winter when she was pregnant.
The man was also convicted of raping her once after the relationship ended.
Although he was banned from visiting her, he approached her, threatened her with a hammer, and ordered her to get into his car, according to the verdict.
Convicted of raping another woman
Nord-Troms District Court also convicted the man of having raped another woman, who was his then cohabitant.
He was also convicted of insurance fraud and drunk driving, which he admitted to in court.
He also admitted to having broken the restraining order against his ex-wife but denied criminal guilt for the other circumstances.
The preventive detention period has a time frame of ten years and a minimum time of six years and eight months.
The man must also pay a total of NOK 400,000 in reparation to the women he raped.
Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews
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