(CBS DETROIT) – A Detroit man has been arrested and charged in connection to setting his 26-year-old pregnant girlfriend on fire.

Mugshot of Devonne Marsh | Credit: Detroit Police Department

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Devonne Marsh, 42, was arrested and charged with kidnapping and abduction, aggravated and felonious assault, violation of the controlled substance act. Marsh also has a previous charge for a dangerous drug warrant.

Police responded to a tip that a female was being held against her will and tortured in the 20000 block of Packard.

When officers arrived, they discovered the woman lying on a bed in the basement with severe burns on her legs and stomach.

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“How do you do this to another human being? It’s unimaginable,” said Detroit Police Commander Michael McGinnis. “Just incredibly traumatic injuries. I just can’t imagine the pain she must be suffering.”

The woman is pregnant with twins and is hospitalized due to her injures.

“I want to applaud her for coming forward. I want to again let her know that she is not alone,” Sgt. Kyla Williams said. “She has the men and women of the Detroit Police Department to support her.”

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