78-year-old George Kephart from Derwood, Maryland was arrested for beating his wife, who suffers from severe dementia, and burning her genitals with a hot curling iron after she confessed to an affair that happened 50 years ago. He also tried to strangle her beforehand.

Several days after the incident, a caretaker discovered the bruises on the woman’s neck, head, back, arms and legs. She told their son and he reported the abuse to the police. A subsequent sexual assault exam revealed the burns and torn internal flesh.

Kephart was recently placed on unpaid administrative leave from his job of 15 years as a bus aide for children with special needs.

He was charged with a first-degree sex offense, first-degree assault, and vulnerable adult abuse. He faces life imprisonment and will appear in court for a preliminary hearing on the 11th of September.