LAPORTE | A 25-year prison sentence was handed Friday to a man who tied his wife to a bed and beat her then burned her with a blowtorch.
Normand Fogarty, 49, was sentenced under a guilty plea on three counts including criminal confinement.
In March, police went to his residence at 4421 W. Pine Ridge Drive in response to a 911 call.
The woman told police she had been tied up naked to a bed for more than four hours, was sexually assaulted and was hit over and over with an aluminum baseball bat -- primarily on the thighs.
She also reportedly was burned with a propane torch on various areas of her body.
Court documents revealed the couple had been having marital problems and Fogarty was angry over text messages he discovered between his wife and another man