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Doctor accused of water-boarding girlfriend

(Miami Herald) A South Florida doctor was accused Wednesday of aggravated battery on his girlfriend after an argument last month over a Facebook post.

Orlando Llorente, 41, was charged with one count attempted murder and kidnapping after police say he abused Leeanne Sauma, 36, on April 21, for about 16 hours, water-boarding her continuously until she lost consciousness in their apartment near Southwest 12th Street in the Brickell area.

“He became enraged, grabbed her by the hair, took her into the bathroom, and not only stuck her head inside the toilet, but then put her in the tub and was able to get a rag and stuff it down her mouth,” Miami police spokeswoman Kenia Reyes said.