A man accused of detaining and brutally attacking a woman in St. Joseph County was sentenced on Wednesday.
Douglas Wood pleaded guilty to attacking the woman for several hours, and was handed a sentence of 16 years in prison. ABC 57 reports that the judge in the case called his crime “one of the worst things I can imagine” when making her decision on the charges.
Court records indicate that Wood restrained, beat, and raped a woman for more than a day, including forcing her to agree to marry him.
Wood has faced a number of charges and convictions, including crimes against women, since 2010. He pleaded guilty to aggravated battery, criminal confinement, and intimidation in this case.