Iowa man imprisoned for holding wife hostage

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An Iowa man has been sentenced after pleading guilty to holding his wife hostage back in July of 2012.

According to a report by the Clinton Herald, a 52-year-old will serve as many as 20-years in prison.  In April of 2013, the Camanche man pleaded guilty to third-degree kidnapping, third-degree sexual abuse, and willful injury causing serious injury with a dangerous weapon.

An affidavit said that on July 7, 2012 he was cut-off from drinking more alcohol at a Camanche bar, went home and began beating his wife, according to the report. A witness alerted police to the situation at 3:52 p.m.

Court documents say he held a knife to his wife’s neck for two-hours and sexually abused her. The victim escaped to a neighbor’s house shortly before 4 p.m., but was physically taken back to the home by her husband, armed with the knife.

Shortly after 4 p.m., he released her and she was taken to Mercy Medical Center North for treatment.

He will serve as many as 10-years in prison for each of the three charges. Two sentences will be served back to back and another will be served at the same time.

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