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Man kidnaps woman to force marriage
A 28-year-old man has been arrested after kidnapping a mentally handicapped 63-year-old woman in Bordeaux in south-western France in order to force her to marry him and obtain a residence permit.
The sexegenarian's ordeal began in August 2011 a few months after the man arrived illegally from Tunisia, according to a report in the local Sud Ouest daily.
The man moved into the woman's apartment in the Grand-Parc area of the city and remained in her apartment for the proceeding two months. According to the report, the 28-year-old made the woman's life hell, doling out regular beatings while he attempted to forcibly marry her in order to regularize his situation his France.
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