A South Dakota man, Tony Ledbetter has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for cutting his ex-girlfriend’s nipples with a scissors.
Ledbetter pleaded guilty to the three counts of aggregated assault. As part of his plea deal, persecutors agreed to ask doe no more than 30 year sentence, but Judge Doug Hoffman went against the agreement giving heftier sentence.
Ledbetter was accused of slicing off the woman’s nipples with a pair of scissors after an argument they had last year. Since then, though he has publicly apologized, to which the victim responded, “do you feel like a man?”
The victim, who was pregnant with his child during the assault, said in court that the incident affected her physically and emotionally.