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NEW YORK: A Mexican man has been arrested for locking his girlfriend’s pants so that she didn’t cheat on him.
The 25-year-old woman told the police that her 40-year-old boyfriend would put a chastity belt on her pants to ensure that she didn’t cheat on him. The practice continued for years.
According to CNN, the woman was so scared of her boyfriend that she tolerated the abuse for years.
Finally, the woman from Zacatlame in the Mexican state of Veracruz mustered the courage to go to police after she was left with her pants locked for seven hours and she couldn’t go to washroom.
Her boyfriend was arrested. He admitted to locking her pants and handed over the keys to police.
“The suspect was still taken into custody on a misdemeanor charge, but released a few hours later. The following day, the suspect signed a statement promising never again to use a padlock on his girlfriend or abuse her in any other way,” Araceli Gonzalez, executive director of a women’s rights group, was quoted as saying.