Three men who raped a girl with learning difficulties before scarring her for life with caustic soda have been jailed.
The 16-year-old girl, who has a mental age of eight, screamed in pain during the attack which the men filmed on their mobile phones.
Her attackers were among a gang up to 10 who had hoped the powerful corrosive would destroy forensic evidence. They then poured water on the teenager, intensifying the burning.
The alarm was raised by a neighbour, who heard her "frantic" cries at the abandoned property and found her covered with raw patches on her face and body.
In the dock were Jamaican-born Rogel McMorris, 18, of Tottenham, north London, who was jailed for nine years after being convicted last month of two rape counts and one of causing grievous bodily harm.
Co-defendants Jason Brew, 19, of Haringey, north London, and 20-year-old Angolan immigrant Hector Muaimba, of Waltham Forest, east London, were both found guilty of one charge of rape.
They each got six years for attacking the girl, although a further two years was added to Muaimba's sentence for a separate Old Bailey conviction for robbery.
Passing sentence, Judge Shaun Lyons said: "The most severe injuries and consequences came from the caustic soda. The victim has been left with severe post traumatic stress disorder and many, many physical difficulties."
He added: "It is doubtful what form her life will take and whether she can operate fully as a young woman in the future."
The judge said she will face bouts of severe depression, flashbacks and suicidal thoughts.
Part of her victim impact statement was read to Wood Green Crown Court, in which she said: "I have tried to forgive them for what they have done but it is so hard. I have to think about what happened... At this stage I don't know where to begin. I hope one day they will feel sorry for what they have done to me."
The court heard that more than half her body was badly burned in the attack and doctors feared she might die.
A year on from the attack, she still faces further surgery and continues to undergo counselling.
The victim's uncle said in a statement on behalf the family: "The past 12 months have been a very difficult time for us as a family. The trauma, stress, depression and hopelessness have all been too difficult to bear.
"We would not have been able to cope but for the great help and invaluable support from police, doctors and staff of the various hospitals and clinics who have attended to and continue to attend to our daughter, social services, our local MP and his staff, pastors and church groups, our two families and well-wishing members of our community. You all know who you are and we say many thanks to you all.
"We know the sentence imposed on the perpetrators of this hideous crime against our daughter, whatever and however we feel about it, will not bring sufficient justice and healing to our daughter. However, our hope and trust is in God, the supreme and ultimate judge of all, on whose justice we can rely."
The victim, who was in a coma following the attack, gave evidence via video link with the help of an expert psychologist.
The court heard that in January last year the girl went to McMorris' flat and was later taken to the unoccupied house in Tottenham, north London.
After being led upstairs she was attacked by him and the rest of the gang who had been summoned by phone.
Judge Lyons said: "The victim's life changed irrevocably. It changed for the worse. In her eyes, and those of her mother and many others, her life was ruined."
Muaimba could be seen smirking at times in the dock, while the other two remained expressionless and wore wooden crosses around their necks.
Charities representing people with learning difficulties condemned the sentences given to the trio.
Richard Curen, chief executive of Respond, said: "This was a horrific and cowardly attack that scarred and traumatised this young woman both physically and mentally. These sentences are another injury and I fear it will take even longer for her to recover."
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