Adolfina Camelli Ortigoza, 21, a Paraguayan woman has been forced to undergo reconstructive surgery on her face after her jealous husband punched her every time someone ‘liked’ her pictures on Facebook.
Ortigoza had been held against her will and subjected to constant beatings by her 32-year-old husband, police say.
Finally, when police were alerted, Ortigoza had been so badly abused her body and face was disfigured, and she required extensive surgery.
The woman’s lawyer Pedro Heriberto said her husband, Galeano, would become violent when anyone liked the photos she posted of herself on Facebook. He would beat her up every time one of her friends on Facebook reacted to any of her posts.
Galeano then took control of her Facebook page; he would post pictures of her, and continued to punch and kick her for every ‘like’ the posts received.
Lawyer Arnaldo Martinez said Ortigoza, from Nemby near Asuncion, Paraguay, would dread when someone would like a notification or comment on a post.
Ortigoza’s friends had no idea that each time they made the friendly online gesture, she would be brutally beaten.
He said: ‘Her mouth was all broken, she was very damaged, her skin was hanging off because of the blows. He controlled the victim’s social networking sites, he controlled the messages and photos, and for every ‘like’ she received from her friends, the woman received a beating because he accused her of having a relationship with them.’
Mr. Martinez said she the only reason she didn’t lose her teeth was that ‘he would put a cloth in her mouth so that she would not scream during the brutal beatings that she suffered daily.’
The man’s father reported his violent son to the police because he believed the woman would die following the last beating she received.
Ortigoza was so disfigured by the violence she wasn’t able to recognize herself after being shown photos of herself. She underwent reconstruction operations of the nasal septum and lips.
Galeano was captured and charged with attempted femicide, deprivation of liberty and coercion, crimes which carry a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison.
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