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Three jailed 21 years for gang rape of girl attacked with caustic soda

PUBLISHED: 20:55 19 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:58 05 October 2010

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

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

THREE vicious thugs who took part in the gang-rape of a 16-year-old girl and then doused her in caustic soda have been jailed today for a total of 21 years. The girl, who is still being treated a year later for burns to half her body and is scarred for life, told police she had been raped by 10 youths

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THREE vicious thugs who took part in the gang rape of a vulnerable 16-year-old girl and then doused her in caustic soda have been jailed today (Monday) for a total of 21 years.

The girl, who is still being treated a year later for burns to half her body and is scarred for life, told police she had been raped by 10 youths.

The three jailed (pictured) were 20-year-old Hector Muaimba from Guildford-road in Walthamstow, East London, six years for rape, Jason Brew, 19, from Tottenham in North London where the attack happened, six years for rape, and Rogel McMorris, 18, from Tottenham, nine years on two rape charges and for GBH.

The girl was found by police on January 9 last year badly burned from the caustic soda and was taken to hospital with 50 per cent burns, then later transferred to a specialist burns unit.

McMorris had enticed her back to his house out of the rain—then phoned the others who dragged her to an empty property being renovated in Antill-road where she was gang-raped for two hours before they threw caustic soda over her and ran off laughing.

They left her naked with her skin starting to fall off in patches. She screamed that she had been raped by 10 youths.

“Raping her repeatedly wasn’t enough,” said Det Con Alex Newton. “They scarred her for life with a corrosive substance.”

The girl’s parents spoke about the trauma, stress, depression and hopelessness of the past 12 months which had all been “too difficult to bear.”

They said in a statement to Wood Green Crown court: “We know the sentence on the perpetrators of this hideous crime against our daughter will not bring sufficient justice and healing to her.

“But our hope and trust is in God, the supreme and ultimate judge of all. On His justice we can rely.”


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