2015-09-25 by Call Me Sunshine
The youngster was beaten with a chain and piece of wood and slapped, kicked and punched during her ordeal at the hands of one woman and two men
A sadistic teenager filmed the eight and a half hour torture ordeal of a 17-year-old girl as a “birthday wish” to himself.
The young victim was beaten with a chain and piece of wood, and slapped, kicked and punched in a flat during the sickening incident.
The degrading assault at the hands of one woman and two men also involved her being spat on, having drinks poured over her and being made to act like a dog.
Sheffield Crown Court was told the girl had been at her boyfriend’s house but at 2am on December 22nd she went to the flat of a friend, Jay Blades, in the hope of staying there overnight because it was too late to return to her parents’ home.
Blades was in the flat in Doncaster with James Canning and Amy Gaines, who were 19 and 20 at the time, and the group started teasing the girl about her boyfriend cheating on her.
When she responded by making a negative comment about Gaines’ abilities as a mother, Gaines pushed her against a wall and started hitting her.
After the girl tried to phone her boyfriend for help, the group smashed her phone and carried out the horrendous attack.
Gaines attacked her, hitting her numerous times and dragging her about by her hair.
Blades held the girl’s arms back while Gaines repeatedly punched her in the face, as 19-year-old Canning filmed the attack on his phone, instructing Gaines to use “martial arts” moves on their victim.
John Harrison, prosecuting, told the court: “Gaines got a thick metal chain and hit her with it countless times.
“Gaines said she knew martial arts and started kicking her in the face and legs. Canning was telling her to do certain kicks and moves and said it was his birthday wish.”
Blades also punched and kicked the victim and spat in her hair. He then put the girl’s hand on the Bible and made her swear not to tell anybody what had happened.
Mr Harrison added: “The victim was passing out and didn’t know if she was going to make it. She had two to three panic attacks.”
The incident only came to an end when the group called a fourth friend over at 10.30am to “finish the job” on the victim, only for her to call an ambulance for the badly-injured girl instead.
The trio then followed the victim to the hospital, after they had instructed the girl to tell the police she had been attacked in the street.
But they were overheard by a hospital worker discussing the need to delete their videos and photos from the night.
The court heard at the time of the offence Canning had been out on bail after making a 15-year-old girl pregnant.
All three pleaded guilty to false imprisonment and wounding. Canning also pleaded guilty to a separate charge of sexual activity with a child.
Gaines, 21, of Denaby and Canning 20, of Askern, Doncaster, were sentenced to five years in a Young Offenders’ Institution.
Blades, 20, of Doncaster, was sentenced to four and a half years in a Young Offenders’ Institution.
Judge Julian Goose said: “It was a prolonged and degrading attack upon her, leaving her helpless and defenceless.
“This was an appalling episode of cruel and violent behaviour to a vulnerable woman made vulnerable by what you had done to her over a period of eight hours.
“It does not take a great deal of imagination to see how this must have affected her.”