Three women and a man have teamed up lured a cheating man into a flat where they strapped him to a chair and tortured him because he was having sexual affairs with several women.
The four of Lorraine Earles, 47, Natalie Lilley, 19, Leah White, 22, and Brendan Teale, 27, used burning hair tongs to attack the cheating man’s penis in their bid to punish him.
During the prolonged attack, the three women and one man forced the victim to drink liquid wash and pressed hot curling tongs to his genitals.
The case was dragged to a Crown court where it was revealed that the attackers burnt him with a cigarette lighter as the others laughed and giggled.
During the torture he also had a pizza cutter pressed to his cheek and was punched, kicked and slapped repeatedly.
The attack took place in a Scarborough, North Yorks, by the four who were plotting revenge on him for alleged sexual relationships.
It was learnt that one of the attackers, Earles bit the man’s ear, pushed his head down to his knees and used a cigarette lighter to burn the back of his neck, before threatening to suffocate him as she put a scarf around his mouth.
She subsequently ordered one of her cohorts, White to burn his genitals with hair-curling tongs before pulling the chair back, causing him to fall backwards onto the floor.
The frightening escalation of the assault prompted White and Lilley to alert Teale, who was reputedly the ringleader of the assault and took part in the beating, but had retired to a bedroom before Earles upped the ante in a scene reminiscent of the bloody Quentin Tarantino film Reservoir Dogs, Mirror UK reports.
Teale loosened the victim and picked him up off the floor, then went back to the bedroom and fell asleep, while Earles was also fast asleep.
White and Lilley untied the man before White took the flat door keys out of Teale’s pocket and released the victim, whose Blackberry phone had been stolen and later pawned by Teale.
The victims’s step-mother reported the incident to the police which led to the arrest of the four torture suspects.
During the case hearing, the defendants blamed one another for the sickening attack but Teale and Earles were found to be the main perpetrators of the sickening attack.
Initially, the four suspects were charged with falsely imprisoning the man on November 10, 2013, but this charge was eventually dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service and they each pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
They appeared for sentence on Friday, March 13, 2015 when the court heard that Teale – who has previous convictions for assault and battery – had been smoking cannabis on the day in question.
Teale’s attorney, Barrister Andrew Temple, said the defendants had lured the man to the flat to teach him a lesson for allegedly seeing several women at the same time, but he claimed that Earles had been the “main player” in the torture scene.
On the other hand, Earles lawyer, Laura Addy, said her client had severe mental-health issues and was under Teale’s spell.
White’s defence barrister, Glen Parsons said she had acted “wholly out of character” under orders from others.”
“Her role was to use these (curling) tongs but she insisted they weren’t on full heat,” he added. “Thankfully, there were no real injuries from that.”
Recorder Bernard Gateshill told the defendants, “You all participated in an attack upon (the victim) which was designed to embarrass and humiliate him.”
Earles, of Scarborough, was spared a jail sentence because she had spent five months on remand and was “clearly a troubled woman with a history of psychological difficulties”.
She was given a two-year community order with supervision, ordered to attend the Women’s Community Project in Scarborough for a 20-day course, and made to pay a £60 victim surcharge.
Teale, of Malton, was jailed for 12 months for ABH, burglary and the handling offence.
Lilley, of Scarborough, was given a two-year community order with supervision and 100 hours’ unpaid work.
White was also given a two-year community punishment and ordered to take part in a 16-day course at the Women’s Community.