An Atlanta Woman Was Tortured By Her Husband, And It Was All In Front Of Their Infant Child
Prosper Ortega is on the road to recovery after her husband tied her up and tortured her for days. The attack, which has left the woman blind and deaf, took place in their Atlanta home in front of their infant child. Ortega has worked with domestic abuse victims in the past and wants her photos shared to help other victims.
WARNING: The images in this story are graphic and might be disturbing to some readers.
Atlanta resident Prosper Ortega is recovering after a nightmare you usually only see in movies.
Right now, Ortega is healing from injuries sustained after repeated abuse from her husband. She is well enough that she was recently reunited with her child.
A few days earlier, however, Ortega was in the middle of a nightmare.
The 23-year-old was tortured for days by her husband, Aaron Uchitel.
During that time, her husband tried to pull out her teeth, tried biting her upper lip off and even tried gouging her eyes out. Uchitel allegedly drugged her continuously to keep her weak enough to prevent her from escaping. “Her ribs are broken. He beat her ribs and breast, saying her milk was useless and she was worthless,” Fawn Ortega, Prosper’s mother, told WXIA-TV.
Ortega’s mother said Prosper wanted photos of her injuries released so other victims would be prompted to get help.
She also described to what extent Uchitel was willing to go to hurt her daughter: “He tried to blind her so she couldn’t see her baby, he tried to make her deaf so she couldn’t hear him crying for her,” Ortega’s mother told WXIA-TV.
The baby, less than a month old, was in the same room where the abuse and torture took place.
At one point during the abuse, Ortega managed to escape, but was caught by her husband.
He then cut off her hair and tied her to the bed where he continued to torture her. Uchitel threatened to leave with the baby if Ortega did not comply, so she sacrificed herself instead.
Ortega was finally rescued when her mother broke into the home and fought Uchitel.
“I fought him. I fought him. I just went in there and I fought him,” Ortega’s mother told WXIA-TV about the rescue.
Doctors are still not sure if she will regain full use of her eyes and ears after the attack, but the family remains hopeful.
A GoFundMe page has been set up for Ortega and her baby to cover resulting expenses, which will be significant.
At the time that this story was written, the GoFundMe page had almost reached its goal.
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