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Three face jail for gang rape of girl, 16, attacked with caustic soda

PUBLISHED: 19:36 14 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:57 05 October 2010

Rape gang Muaimba (left) from Walthamstow, Brew (centre) and McMorris, both from Tottenham

Rape gang Muaimba (left) from Walthamstow, Brew (centre) and McMorris, both from Tottenham

THREE vicious thugs are being sentenced on Monday for the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl who they doused in caustic soda after the attack. The girl, badly burned over half her body and left scarred for life, told police she had been raped by 10 youths

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THREE vicious thugs are being sentenced on Monday for the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl who they doused in caustic soda after the attack.

The girl, badly burned over half her body and left scarred for life, told police she had been raped by 10 youths.

The three found guilty are 20-year-old Hector Muaimba from Guildford Road in Walthamstow, East London, Jason Brew, 19, and Rogel McMorris, 18, both from Tottenham in North London where the attack happened.

They appear on January 19 for sentencing at Wood Green Crown court for the rape on January 9 last year.

The girl was found by police badly burned from the caustic soda and was taken to hospital with 50 per cent burns, then later transferred to a specialist burns unit.

She had gone to meet a man in Tottenham who she knew, but was met instead by McMorris and enticed back to his house out of the cold to wait for him.

She was then taken to an empty property being renovated in Antill Road, where they raped her for two hours before they threw caustic soda over her as they fled laughing.

The girl was found naked with her skin starting to fall off in patches by a neighbour who heard screams. She was screaming she had been raped by 10 boys.

“These men preyed on a vulnerable girl and plotted to take advantage of her,” said Det Con Alex Newton.

“Raping her repeatedly wasn’t enough—they scarred her for life with a corrosive substance.

“Their attitude in court has been disgusting, some laughing and sniggering, no respect for anyone.”

The girl has been left permanently disfigured and still needs medical treatment a year later, including skin grafts and plastic surgery.

A statement from her parents spoke of her gang rape as the worst day of the family’s life.

“No conviction can compensate for what our daughter went through,” said their statement. “But we appreciate the conviction of three of these men.”


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