- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 5, 2016

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities have arrested an Atlanta man they say held his wife captive in their home and beat her for days in front of their newborn baby.

Local news organizations report that authorities arrested Aaron Uchitel on charges of aggravated battery, false imprisonment and cruelty to children. Atlanta police say he assaulted his wife, 23-year-old Prosper Ortega, for two days until her mother rescued her.

Her mother, Fawn Ortega, says she went to the couple’s home last week to check on them. She says Uchitel wouldn’t let her inside the home, so she fought her way in. After entering the house, she saw her daughter’s swollen face and called police.

Uchitel was booked at Fulton County Jail. It’s unclear if he has an attorney.

Prosper Ortega is recovering at the hospital.

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