Man Accused of Waterboarding Girlfriend Faces Charges

A Merrill, Wisconsin, man is accused of waterboarding his girlfriend after he suspected that she was cheating on him.

A criminal complaint charges 22-year-old Dylan VanCamp with six felonies and three misdemeanors, including suffocation and stalking.

Prosecutors say VanCamp covered the woman's mouth with a washcloth and dumped water on her face in order to get her to talk about another man. The alleged incidents happened in June and November 2015.

The Chicago Tribune reports the woman told investigators she had a hard time breathing and felt as if she was drowning. She eventually went to authorities with her abuse allegations. Online court records do not list a defense attorney.

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