A gang rape victim feared she was carrying the baby of one of her attackers for three months, a court has heard.Lovely…
The 17-year-old found out she was pregnant following an attack by three men at a house party in Dartford in September last year.
Max Parker, aged 27, of Gore Road in Dartford, Benjamin Millen, aged 23, of Holywell Lane in Upchurch and Ryan King, aged 20, of Moore Close in Dartford were each sentenced to eight years imprisonment at Canterbury Crown Court yesterday after being convicted following a three week trial in Maidstone in September.
At one stage in the ordeal, Judge St John Stevens said one man shouted that he “wanted to have a go” and one of the men held the victim while another blocked the door.Really?
He conceded the crime was “opportunistic” and “wholly out of character”.
Lawyers for all three defendants said their clients did not pose a danger to the public.Are you sure about that?
Speaking for Millen, Dominic Webber said the pre-sentence report was “supportive”. He said: “It indicates, in almost all aspects, Mr Millen is a kind and gentle person.”Funny, you wouldn’t expect a ‘kind and gentle person’ to take part in a gang-rape, would you, even one that was ‘out of character’...
But then, you wouldn’t expect the description ‘kind and gentle’ to be used in the case of a person with this record. Well, not with a straight face, anyway:
At the hearing, Millen also admitted breaching a suspended sentence – which was hours from expiring when the offence occurred – and breaching a community order for convictions of ABH, resulting from an attack on a motorist with an iron bar, and possession of cannabis.I guess that’s the reason for the get-out phrase ‘in almost all aspects’….