10/10/2013 12:58 BST | Updated 10/10/2013 19:25 BST

Man Padlocked Woman's Jeans Shut In Mexico So She Wouldn't Be Able To Cheat On Him

A Mexican man with fairly sizeable jealousy issues has been arrested after padlocking his girlfriend's jeans so she wouldn't be able to cheat on him.

The 25-year-old woman finally told police of the rather questionable practice after being left in excruciating pain due to not being able to urinate.

She told police her boyfriend had been doing it for 12 years, reports the Southland Times.


The woman claimed she was too afraid of her boyfriend to cut herself free

Despite the cruel practice the woman refused to press charges although the 40-year-old man was made to sign an oath promising he would never do it again.

A human right campaigner, Araceli Gonzalez, told CNN authorities had failed the woman as the handling of the case "did not follow the law".


Gonzalez also fears the incident is the tip of the iceberg as many similar cases may simply go unreported.

She said: "It seems that authorities seem to think that women can renounce their rights.

"It's like they're saying, if they don't recognise the problem, 'we as authorities can't do anything about it."