Forty-nine-year-old Appleton, Wisconsin attorney David Dudas, who is from Dale, and who is accused of beating and sexually molesting his wife over the course of a year, faced initial trial proceedings on Monday, April 22.
Dudas’ defense attorney, Andrew Erlandson, said that the couple had been fond of making their sex life colorful, adding that “evidence will show this is unusual sex, but it was consensual”, during his opening statement.
Outagamie County District Attorney Carrie Schneider, for her part, said Dudas’ affinity for violent porn made him rape his wife for a year and forced her to agree to his sexual inclinations under the threat of physical abuse.
Dudas is facing charges of second-degree reckless injury, 14 counts of second-degree sexual assault, first-degree sexual assault, substantial battery, and 12 counts of suffocation, plus misdemeanor battery and intimidation of a witness.
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