Their 19-year-old victim had been out celebrating her birthday in Hull with friends when she was targeted by Fabio Ferreira and Daniel Haldenby, then aged 17.*speechless*
She had become separated from the group she went out with and the pair discovered her passed out on a bench outside a Kwik Save supermarket.
Judge Sampson told them: 'She was alone, vulnerable, drunk and incapable of coherent speech and you quickly realised that.Yes, there's no doubt they are utter scum.
'She couldn’t walk and needed help and assistance. Instead of helping her you carried her to your tent and you raped this young woman.'
But can't we at least point to some fault on her side? Why is the 'Mail's angle how awful it was that the CCTV operators missed this? I rather doubt anyone at the newspaper is aware of just how common an occurrence this ('this' being drunken females) is in city centres...
And no, we can't fall back onto bemoaning how awful it was that no-one offered any help, either:
A couple had walked her back into the city to get a taxi but she sat on the bench by Kwik Save. Despite the couple offering to stay with her, she refused to let them, insisting she was fine.What are they supposed to have done, forced her? Called an already overburdened police and ambulance service?
The woman was tearful as she told the court: 'I cannot remember anything. It was not with consent. I don’t go out to do that, I go out to have fun and go home.
'I’m not like that, I wouldn’t let people carry me somewhere and do that. I wouldn’t go and have sex with a stranger.'Sorry to sound harsh and judgemental, love, but how the hell would you know? If you make a habit of drinking yourself to oblivion, and therefore can't remember?
I know I'll get some stick from the feminist nutjobs for this, but Jesus Christ! Are women not to bear any responsibility for their own safety?
I mean, we can all see that they are judged not to bear any responsibility for their violent actions, no matter how vicious and incomprehensible:
...Pattison walked free from Teesside Crown Court with a suspended prison sentence after admitting a charge of unlawful wounding.No, judge. It really is that simple. In fact, if she'd been a dog, we'd have put her down...
Judge Les Spittle told her most people would have expected her to be locked up, but he described that view as ‘over-simplistic’ in Pattison’s case.