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Ryan Cameron sentenced to 6 years in prison for brutally beating girlfriend

Posted at 5:55 PM, Oct 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-25 19:48:49-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indianapolis man was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison for a 2016 assault in which he brutally beat his girlfriend.

Ryan Cameron, 27, was arrested in 2016 on allegations he attacked his girlfriend, Carleigh Hager, following an argument at a wedding.

Witnesses told police they argument turned violent, and that when Hager attempted to distance herself from Cameron, he began strangling her.

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They said Cameron then beat her repeatedly and, at one point, attempted to pull her tongue out of her mouth.

In August, Cameron agreed to plead guilty to one count of aggravated battery in exchange for dismissal of a second count of the same charge and a third count of strangulation.

On Wednesday, Cameron was sentenced to six years in the Indiana Department of Correction, to be followed by three years on home detention with GPS monitoring in Marion County.

Cameron will also have to undergo 52 weeks of counseling and a mandatory substance abuse evaluation.

The judge also prohibited Cameron from possessing firearms for the duration of his probation.

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