MOSCOW, November 18 (RAPSI) – A court in Russia’s Republic of Komi has sentenced a 26-year local citizen to 5.5 years in prison for torture and threat against a pregnant woman, the Investigative Committee’s press service reports.

The man has been earlier convicted of another crime, the statement reads.

According to case papers, from 2015 to 2018, the defendant systematically beat and used violence against a young woman born 1999 he lived with. He continued to torture her when she was pregnant. Moreover, the use of force was followed by murder threats.