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Man arrested after holding his family of 6 captive and abusing them with blow torch for 10 years

By Mason White 10:14 AM May 28, 2014
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By: Aarav Sen
(Scroll down for video) A man was placed behind bars after abusing his wife and children for more than 10 years, police in South Africa said.

The suspect abused his wife and five children with an electric cable and a blow torch.

They were never allowed to leave the house and the children have never been to school. According to the police investigation, the wife was kept as a sex slave.

Police confirmed that they arrested the 36-year-old man on Friday. The five children are between 2 and 16 years old.

The suspect was charged with attempted murder and assault. Neighbors of the man are shocked, saying they never knew he had a wife and children.

They said that they are surprised to learn that they lived next door to a monster.