A Montana district court judge on Tuesday sentenced a woman convicted of forcing her ex-boyfriend to have sex at machete-point.
Samantha Mears, 20, will be in state custody for the next 20 years, according to court documents obtained by The Smoking Gun.
Mears received the maximum possible sentence and will be placed in a mental health facility, The Smoking Gun reported.
She will also have to register as a sex offender and undergo treatment.
Her case was placed on hold last year after doctors determined she was not fit for trial.
Mears was charged with aggravated burglary and assault with a weapon in June 2018 after police said she broke into an ex-boyfriend’s house while wielding a machete, demanded he remove his clothing and forced him to have sex with her.
Mears held the machete throughout the sexual act, according to ABC affiliate KFBB. She reportedly bit the man when he tried to get her to stop, then resumed having sex with him.
Two months before the sexual assault, Mears was arrested for allegedly strangling her boyfriend, The Smoking Gun reported.
Samantha Mears and violence against men
Women are the primary targets of domestic violence, and the #MeToo movement has drawn renewed attention to the ways that men oppress and abuse women.
However, a large number of men face domestic violence, too, and their experiences are often dismissed. In the United States, one in seven adult men have endured “severe” domestic violence, according to the National Domestic Violence Hotline.