An elderly Maryland man was arrested and charged with assaulting his wife and burning her genitals after he accused her of cheating on him 50 years ago.
After hearing rumors, George Kephart, 78, from Derwood, Maryland, accused his wife of having an affair during the 1960s.
His wife has advanced dementia and admitted to cheating on him. This prompted the man to beat and strangle her with his bare hands before inserting a hot curling iron in her vagina, reports WJLA.
Several days later, a caretaker noticed bruises on the woman’s neck, head, back, arms and legs. She told the couple’s son, who then notified authorities. A subsequent sexual assault exam revealed the burns and torn internal flesh. The victim told detectives she fears her husband because he beats her and burns her “with fire.”
“He is a round, short, little guy who is ready to explode at any moment,” neighbor Zide Anani said, reports Inquisitr. “I'm surprised he didn't do it earlier because he's really frustrated with the wife. The wife is a very sick woman. She is not moving, she is on oxygen, she needs help to do her regular things in life and the guy is just really fed up."
Kephart was recently put on unpaid administrative leave from his job as a bus aide for children with special needs.
“Crazy man,” Anani said. “He is always enraged, really constantly enraged. Even if you talk to him during a normal conversation, a word can set him off. Nothing surprises me with this guy.”
Kephart was charged with first-degree sex offense, first-degree assault and vulnerable adult abuse. He faces life in prison if convicted.