A man was sentenced to 25 years in jail for raping a pregnant woman and forcing her to breastfeed him.
Kevin Gibbons, 50, was sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court and described as “manipulative, controlling, obsessive, and domineering,” by Judge David Aubrey. Reports say that the first victim was subjected to obscene sex crimes and said she felt that Gibbons “sucked the life out of me” when he imprisoned and raped her. The second victim, who was pregnant at the time of the initial rape, was forced to breastfeed Gibbons after she gave birth to her baby (he raped her again at that point, too) and reportedly suffered a mental breakdown after the abuse.
Gibbons, who claimed he “lived by the word of God and practiced his teachings,” stalked the women and had videotaped himself raping the pregnant woman as a means of blackmail. Investigators say that during a search of Gibbons’ house and vehicle, they found a number of knives as well as a bow and arrow.
“The facts of this appalling case speak for themselves,” said Detective Constable Sheena Maerevoet. “Gibbons is one of the most vile, controlling, abusive and cowardly men I have ever encountered during all my years in policing and I have no hesitation in saying that he deserves every second of his lengthy prison sentence. At the heart of this investigation are two innocent women who were subjected to years of horrific sexual and physical abuse. These women felt unable to cope, prisoners in their own home, hunted and haunted by Gibbons to the point they felt like they could not even go to the shops. In some instances, both felt like dying. That is an utterly heartbreaking and tragic indictment of just how abusive Gibbons was.”
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“Not only that, but he showed zero remorse and failed to take responsibility, subjecting these women to the terrifying ordeal of having to relive what happened in the adversarial environment at court,” continued Maerevoet. “Their bravery cannot be overstated. Despite everything they have suffered, they showed true courage to give evidence at court and thanks to their tenacity and refusal to allow Gibbons to get away with it, an extremely dangerous man is now behind bars.”
Sources: Mirror UK, Daily Mail, Metro UK