Cruel child abuser pleads guilty to crushing toddler's hands and feet and forcing little girl to eat her own vomit while mom remained mute spectator
The heartless abuser carried out a sickening 'campaign of cruelty' on four victims 'simply because they were children', a court heard
A despicable child abuser has been jailed after he crushed a toddler's hands and feet and forced another girl to eat her own vomit. The evil psychopath, who is currently in his 30s, carried out a "campaign of cruelty" on four minors "simply because they were children", The Sun reports.
The tortured children, all aged under 10, were found to have 250 separate injuries between them, according to medical examiners. Jurors in court heard that the abuser was allowed to attack the helpless children despite their mum's presence, who did nothing to intervene.
The children were locked in cupboards, thrown into cold baths, and ran over with a pram among other vile acts inflicted on them. According to the Derby Telegraph, the sick monster even forced them to watch horror film clips involving murderous clowns.
One of the girls was left with 111 different injuries all over her body, while a second child was found to have 110 separate injuries and a third had 49, according to Prosecutor Abigail Joyce, who spoke during a near-four-hour sentencing hearing at Derby Crown Court yesterday.
Judge Steven Evans sentenced the man to prison for six years and said: "I have to sentence you for the most callous and mean offenses perpetrated against those entirely unable to protect themselves, one of whom was a toddler. You assaulted her on more than one occasion, fracturing her feet and one of her hands. I have seen the photographs of her and she is literally covered in bruises from head to foot. This was a campaign of cruelty with no rationale and you targeted them simply because they were children."
It was only after a social worker saw that one of the girls had suffered horrific bruising to her face, making it appear brown, that the man and mother were arrested and questioned. Their names cannot be revealed in order to protect the children's identities.
Several heartbreaking personal statements in court by those who now take care of the children revealed that one child is suffering from crippling anxiety while others are plagued by night terrors after their horrifying ordeal. While the man pleaded guilty to one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and four counts of ill-treatment of a child, the victims' mother pleaded guilty to four counts of child cruelty and was handed a two-year jail term, suspended for two years. Both have been barred for life from working with children in the future.