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Midwestern Man Accused Of Waterboarding His Girlfriend

By Mae Rice in News on Mar 1, 2016 8:17PM

Today in really dangerously fragile masculinity: A Wisconsin man has been accused of waterboarding his girlfriend while interrogating her about whether she was cheating on him, the Tribune reports.

The 22-year-old from Merrill, Wisconsin, Dylan VanCamp, is charged with a total of six felonies and three misdemeanors; his charges include “suffocation” and “stalking.” (Waterboarding is so rare and outlandish that the legal system doesn’t seem to have a specific charge for it.)

Prosecutors allege that in June and November of 2015, Vancamp covered his girlfriend’s mouth with a washcloth and poured water on her face to prompt her to talk about another man, according to the Tribune.

The woman told investigators that it was hard to breathe during these incidents, and she felt like she was drowning.