Man in Mexico made his girlfriend wear a chastity lock on her pants

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Police say a woman told them her boyfriend put a padlock on her pants so she wouldn't be unfaithful to him. Police say she couldn't take it anymore.

The 25-year-old woman, in excruciating pain after being unable to go to the restroom for several hours, went to police.

A padlock prevented her from taking off her blue jeans.

Authorities say the woman lives in an impoverished, rural community in the Mexican gulf state of Veracruz.

Police say the woman told them her lover had done this for years and that she was too afraid of him to grab some scissors and cut the jeans.

Police arrested her 40-year-old boyfriend.

The police commander told CNN the man produced a key and admitted locking her up.

To the surprise of authorities, the woman refused to press charges once the man was detained. The suspect was still taken into custody on a misdemeanor charge, but released a few hours later. The following day, the suspect signed a statement promising to never again use a padlock against his girlfriend or abuse her in any other way.

Araceli Gonzalez is a women's rights activist in the state of Veracruz.

She says both the community and authorities failed the woman.

“She was a victim of a crime for 12 years and neither the community nor authorities did anything about it. On the other hand, reaction was only lukewarm and insufficient when the incident was reported. The handling of this case didn't follow the law. Nobody acted against the aggressor,” says Gonzalez.

State authorities say there's only so much they can do because the woman didn't press charges.

Gonzalez says that attitude gives a green light to abusers.

“It seems like authorities think that women can simply renounce their rights. It's like they're saying 'If she doesn't recognize the problem, we, as authorities, can't do anything about it,'” says Gonzalez.

Gonzalez believes her case is just one of thousands.

Most others, she says, go unreported, with the victims suffering in silence.


  • perso_nasplit

    So, a 25 year old woman, who had been a victim for 12 years……im not math scientist…..but that would mean…… Meh, grant them citizenship, what could go wrong.

  • warycontrary

    one twisted person, but this isn’t representative of the whole community. Most come here for the same reasons every other immigrant (including “white” people), better living conditions. So get off your racist high horse.

      • Gabetjones

        Lived there for 10 years working for volkswagen I never experienced anything like that. I found most Mexican people to be more family oriented than 90 percent of the people I know here in Maryland. They made their money go farther raised their children to not be entitled brats and had a sense of local community. I think you’re envious.

  • Mna

    All you very brilliant folks who commented here, did you read the heading of this article? It begins with “…A man IN MEXICO….” !!!

    • Mike

      Right and we want the rest of their 3rd world crew to stay home and go home if they are here.We dont want them and their culture.

  • Chris McComb

    my wife accused me of cheating for five years…broke my cell phone…yelled…screamed at me…called me a liar….went through bills….turned out it was her that was cheating… go figure.

    now shes my ex wife.

  • Ed

    So if this is a crime then Mexico actually has a law on the books that says it’s illegal to padlock your girlfriend’s pants…….

  • Elizabeth Kortum

    Where is my last comment that I wrote? You want all sorts of information and then you do not put in my comment. I told Carlos that this country is special-that is why all people from Mexico want to live here-because it was made that way from white people worshipping GOD. You Carlos will never have this type of country because you live with a corrupt mindset. When you out number the white people this country will be as lousy as your country. You can take the man out of the ghetto but you can’t take the ghetto out of the man.

    • yari

      I find your comments more disgusting then this article. Your belief that America is so great because it was created by “white people believing in God” is a half truth statement. Have you forgot about the quakers? Perhaps you should have taken your American White education system and taken learned more from it. And this country was made on the corruption, slavery and abuse of others. God bless you Elizabeth. your mean and disrespectful comments, show true American Spirit.

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