- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 13, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - A Brooklyn man has been convicted of holding his girlfriend and her toddler prisoner and torturing them for five months.

District Attorney Ken Thompson says the mother and child are “lucky to be alive” after the abuse they suffered at the hands of Yohannes Anglin in 2012.

The D.A. says Anglin bound the victims’ hands and feet with duct tape and threatened to kill them if they tried to escape.

Authorities say he repeatedly sexually abused and strangled the woman and burned her with cigarettes.

The mother and 2-year-old girl also were beaten and starved.

The victims were rescued by police after a neighbor reported a disturbance.

Anglin faces up to 50 years to life in prison when he’s sentenced on June 1 for kidnapping and other charges.

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