MERRILL, Wis. — A 22-year-old Wisconsin man is accused of waterboarding his girlfriend to force her to admit that she was cheating on him, according to WAOW.
Dylan VanCamp is charged with six felonies, including three counts of strangulation and suffocation, after he covered the victim’s mouth with a washcloth before dumping three cups of water on her face, according to a criminal complaint.
The complaint stated that VanCamp found out she had been talking to another man on the computer so he allegedly pulled her out of the shower by her hair, pushed her on the bed and performed “waterboarding torture.”
VanCamp was reportedly “trying to get her to admit that she was cheating with the guy she had been on the computer with,” the woman told investigators.
The victim said that the incident happened June 30 and said she had a “hard time breathing and felt as if she was drowning,” the complaint said.
The incident was one of many violent episodes, she said in the complaint.
Months later, the victim says VanCamp threw a fork at her in a fit of anger. Another time, he grabbed pliers and told her, “One thing has to go: a tooth or a nail,” although nothing happened, the complaint said.
The woman also stated that VanCamp punched her, kicked her and choked her to the point that she “felt like she was floating on air” during the eight months she dated him and was too afraid of him to call the police.
Police finally got involved in January when a parole agent reported she had a “client” who needed to speak to an officer about some abuse by a former boyfriend, the complaint said.
He is expected to appear in court March 16.