Vile child abuser who forced young boy to drink vomit and faeces is caged
A vile child abuser who forced a young boy to drink his own vomit and faeces has been jailed.
Cruel Ben Stevens admitted a shocking range of crimes on a seven-year-old boy that left the youngster needing hospital treatment.
The twisted beast was ordered to be locked up after admitting offences of child cruelty and wounding with intent.
During his reign of torture Stevens scalded the boy’s hand so badly he needed morphine to deal with the pain and was kept in hospital for four days.
The boy needed plastic surgery to repair skin on his hand that had been forced under a tap running at 82 degrees.
Speaking at the sentencing of 34-year-old Stevens, Judge Kristina Montgomery said what he had done was “an act of unimaginable cruelty towards a child…this once happy child was now profoundly disturbed.”
She added that the defendant had ruined the boy’s childhood and in adulthood he would bear the scars.”
The court heard that Stevens had used the boy’s nasal septum to drag him around for five months, destroying it completely.
He also had skin damage in the groin area from being used as a human punch bag by his torturer.
The cruel abuser was sentenced to nine years for the charge of wounding with intent and two years for the charge of cruelty to a child.
The jail time will be served consecutively, putting Stevens behind bars for a total of 11 years.
Stevens, who had no fixed address, was deemed by the judge sitting at Aylesbury Crown Court to be a dangerous offender and had his 11-year sentence extended for a further three years to be served on an extended licence.
In mitigation defence counsel stated: “There was little he (Stevens) can say to mitigate circumstances. He feels extremely sorry and if he could turn back the clock he would…the only thing he could offer was his early guilty pleas.”
A spokesman for Thames Valley Police Child Abuse Investigation Unit said: “This was a sustained and systematic torture of a vulnerable child, which resulted in some of the worst injuries I have seen on a child in my career.
“Stevens is deemed to be a dangerous individual and I hope the lengthy time that he will have to spend in prison and on licence will give him a chance to reflect on what he has done and the repercussions that will continue in that child’s life.
“The victim is now being supported and it is hoped that with the right help he can put those months of cruelty behind him and get on with his life.”
Stevens stood before Aylesbury Crown Court to be sentenced for the acts of torture that dated back to 2013.