Man Accused of Waterboarding Girlfriend Faces Charges

MERRILL, Wis. (AP) — A Merrill 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.

WAOW-TV 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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