A rapist who subjected a young woman to a sustained campaign of violence and abuse has been jailed.
Tyler Brown raped his teenage victim, having first locked her inside his house and
removed her phone to prevent her contacting her family and friends.
Over a prolonged period, he stabbed and slashed her hands and feet with knives and smashed a glass food liquidiser into her face.
Tyler Brown raped his teenage victim having locked her inside a house took her phone during a violent and pre -longed attack in which he stabbed her, slashed her hands and feet and smashed glass into her face. He forced his victim to tend to her wounds using tights and bobbles. pic.twitter.com/vXo1rlN7Dq— Trevor Sherwood (@TrevSherwoodPH) November 8, 2021
His victim was forced to tend to her own wounds using a pair of tights and hair bobbles as makeshift bandages.
In February this year, Brown’s horrific abuse came to light when the distressed victim was found in the street outside his home in Poplar Street, in Chester-le-Street, dressed only in her underwear.
The 20-year-old was arrested and, after a trial at Durham Crown Court in October, was convicted of a string of offences including rape, two counts of wounding and one count of assault causing actual bodily harm.
Last week, he returned to the same court and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Investigating officer Steve Gothard said: “Tyler Brown is a violent man who subjected his victim to horrifying abuse over a prolonged period of time – abuse which caused immense physical, emotional and mental harm to a young woman.
“He will now have 10 years in prison to reflect on the damage he has done.
“I would like to praise the victim in this case for her courage in co-operating with our investigation, which has led to this conviction and sentence.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to urge anyone who is suffering at the hands of an abuser to have the confidence to come forward and speak to us – they can be assured that we will do all we can to see that justice is done”.
Anyone who is subject to abuse should call police on 101, or if you are in immediate danger always call 999.
If you do not wish to speak directly to police, then please contact the Meadows Sexual Assault Referral Centre on 03333 448283.