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Woman tortures her boyfriend for 18 months by burning him with cigarettes and forcing him to swallow sponges

By Mason White 1:46 PM May 31, 2015
Maxime Gaget 

By: Chan Yuan
A woman was arrested, charged and convicted of domestic assault after torturing her boyfriend for 18 months, prosecutors in France said.

Now, the woman has been sentenced to serve 18 months in prison.

According to the police investigation, 43-year-old Zakia Medkour met 37-year-old Maxime Gaget on the Internet before moving into her apartment in Paris.

After a few months, he lost his job and she took away his credit cards and identification documents. She extinguished cigarettes on his skin, and he was forced to swallow sponges and window-cleaning fluid.

Gaget lived in the apartment with Medkour and her two children.

Medkour warned Gaget that she will tell the police that he sexually abused her children if he tells anyone about the abuse.

He was forced to sleep on the floor near the front door, and she forbade him to use the bathroom. Gaget was rescued by his parents after Medkour’s brother told them about the abuse.

In addition to the 18 months in prison, she was sentenced to suspended 18 months in jail and a fine of 200,000 euros ($218,000).