Pervert carried out sickening, degrading sex attack which left victim suicidal
A woman attempted to take her own life and had to move out of her home after a “degrading and humiliating” sex attack.
Toby Hazel, of College Grove, east Hull, has been jailed for six years, with an extended licence period of four years after carrying out the horrific attack when the woman was just 18.
Hazel, 20, then went on to try and incite sexual communications with a 13-year-old girl while under police investigation for the first offence.
Mr Lowe, prosecuting at Hull Crown Court, said the victim knew Hazel and on the day of the attack, he asked her on Snapchat if he could see her for ten minutes.
When she said no, he offered her a cigarette and as she had ran out, agreed. When he arrived, her family were there but, after they had left, Hazel turned violent.
Mr Lowe said: “They were stood outside chatting and he tried to turn the conversation to sex.
“She reminded him he had a girlfriend. After a time she went in and he pushed her and pinned her against a cupboard under the stairs, and grabbed her around the throat. She asked what he was doing and said she didn’t want this.
“He said, ‘Shut up you little c***.’ He grabbed her by the arms and when she tried to push him away he used his full body weight to pin her against the wall. He called her a ‘s**g’ and a ‘c***’ and kissed her neck.
“She said ‘I don’t want this and don’t want this to happen’ and was scared.”
Mr Lowe told the court that throughout the attack the woman cried and asked Hazel to stop, but he continued to abuse her.
He added: “There came a point where she gave up her resistance and her body froze as she ‘didn’t know what else to do.'”
Hazel went on to move to the sofa and sexually assaulted her in an attack that lasted “five to ten minutes”, leaving her injured.
The girl went to her mum’s work and told her what had happened but, when he was interviewed by police a day later, Hazel lied and said the woman had consented.
He continued to lie to police until the very day of his trial in 2018, forcing his victim to have to come to terms with the thought of giving evidence of the attack in court.
The woman, who was present in court for the first part of Hazel’s sentencing, said in an earlier victim impact statement how she could not cope to stay in the room where the attack happened for more than half an hour and had tried to take her own life afterwards.
“There have been times where I have not been able to leave my house and can only leave with someone I trust,” she said.
“I have been diagnosed with depression, anxiety and psychosis and have been prescribed medication.”
She added: “I can’t trust anyone. It was only recently I could speak to my mum again. I had to move out of the house and couldn’t cope.
“The sofa [where the attack happened] made me feel physically sick, a new sofa was bought but I couldn’t cope in the room for more than half an hour.”
Mr Lowe continued reading the statement out to the court, which told how the woman cries every time she sees his face and suffers from nightmares and rages.
He said: “Her family walk on eggshells around her and it has affected the whole family’s lives.
“She said before she was a happy-go-lucky person who enjoyed life and now hates the person she is and can’t trust anyone, or talk to boys like a normal woman would and can’t dance and go out as she’s always worrying people will be watching and looking at her.”
She told how she struggles to see a future for herself and has stopped going to college.
Mr Lowe said: “She says she’s never going to go back to a normal life and this is always going to be here for the rest of her life.”
The court also heard that in January this year, while still under investigation for the horrific attack, Haze; engaged in sexual communications with a 13-year-old girl and had asked if she had wanted to be “friends with benefits” with him.
Mr Lowe told the court: “He said if not he could get it off her friend who he had recently sent a message to and had asked for naked pictures. He said he didn’t intend for anything to happen between the two of them.”
The girl blocked him and he was subsequently arrested.
Mr Nigel Clive, defending, said there was “little mitigation” and that at first glance his pre-sentence report it gave some cause for concern.
He pleaded guilty to one count of sexual assault by penetration and one of attempting to incite sexual communications with a child under 16.
Judge Thackray jailed Hazel for six years and deemed him dangerous enough to subject him to an extended four year licence period and a lifetime sexual harm prevention order, making his sentence total 10 years.
He told him: “You subjected your victim to an appalling, vicious sexual attack from which she may never fully recover.
“Your offending had a profound effect on her and as a result of the attack she has made suicide attempts and she has had to move out of her own home and has had to take medication.”
He described the attack as “degrading and humiliating”.
Hazel must serve six years before seeing if he is eligible for release by the parole board. His extended licence period will be four years and he has been subjected to a lifetime sexual harm prevention order