By Theodore Shoebat
A man in England raped a woman twice and ripped her face from her skull, as we read in one report:
The victim of a horrific rape was left with a ‘floating face’ after her attacker detached the skin from her skull in one of the most vicious assaults police have investigated.
Anthony Laine, 30, who was sleeping rough in a tent on the banks of the River Severn in Bewdley at the time of the violent and sustained attack, has now been jailed for 12 years.
Laine was living rough, sleeping in a tent on the banks of the River Severn in Bewdley last August when he pounced on the woman.
The woman needed a nine-and-a-half-hour operation and was left unable to chew food, open her mouth to yawn or clean her teeth.
Prosecutor Timothy Sapwell said: ‘The front of the face was completely detached from the skull and smashed in two.
‘It’s described in medical terms as floating face. Doctors said her injuries were akin to those suffered during a car crash or as a result of a high velocity impact with heavy object.’
But no weapon was found and police believe Laine inflicted the injuries with his bare hands.
The victim was found unconscious in a pool of blood but came around in the ambulance to name Laine as her attacker.
She suffered a 10cm cut down the middle of her forehead and V-shaped cuts over both eyes and surgeons had to cut open her eyelids to relieve pressure.
A CT scan revealed serious underlying fractures to her face called ‘Le Fort Fractures’ one running above her teeth and upper jaw and another from the bridge of her nose across the eye socket to the hinge of her jaw.
Her nose was so badly broken doctors struggled to give her anaesthetic and she was left with no feeling in her top lip.
Surgeons at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham used bone from her skull to repair her nose and metal plates were put into her eye sockets, cheek and jawbone.
The woman, who has no memory of the attack, told how her life had been ruined by Laine, branded a ‘danger’ to women.
In a recorded interview played at Worcester Crown Court she said: ‘I come across as a strong person. I’m not really. I’m looking at lots more operations, lots more time in hospital.
‘I’m in constant pain. I can’t eat properly. I have to eat soft food. I can’t chew anything at all. I can’t eat meat or even toast. I can’t open my mouth to yawn.
‘I cry with pain cleaning my teeth and it hurts just talking and walking.
‘I’m still alive, that’s the only thing. I’m fed up with the pain. That’s what gets me down more than anything.’
The court heard the woman, who faces another 18-months of operations, is afraid to go out because she feels people are looking at her.
Laine injured his hands in the attack and when interviewed by police said he had ‘only punched her four or five times’.
Simon Rippon, defending, said his client was sorry but added: ‘It doesn’t seem enough, does it?’
‘He understands and appreciates the great harm he has done to her. He is remorseful. There is some scope for him to be law abiding, when he’s not in drink.’
Former drug addict Laine admitted two rapes and causing grievous bodily harm.
He also pleaded guilty to causing actual bodily harm and three common assaults in separate incidents.
Laine was jailed for 12 years and will serve an extended period of eight years on licence.
Judge Daniel Pearce-Higgins QC said: ‘There is a significant risk of the defendant causing serious harm to members of the public, particularly women.’
Laine has a previous conviction for grievous bodily harm when he glassed his own father in 2008.
Detective Constable Nicola Nevin praised the victim’s bravery after the case.
She said: ‘She has shown tremendous courage and remarkable strength during this investigation and throughout her extensive treatment.
‘This was an unprovoked and incredibly violent attack which left her with serious long term injuries for which she is still undergoing complex and very painful surgery.
‘I am glad to say that the severity of the offence is reflected in today’s result – we hope that this sends a very clear message.’
The attack was not done by an immigrant nor a Muslim, the attack was done by a non-Muslim native to Britain. The right-wing tends to focus on violence done by immigrants, either from the Islamic world or Latin America, but when these sorts of horrific crimes, there is silence. There seems to be a sickening spirit that has been possessing the mass: the spirit of “we the special people,” “we the law-abiding,” “we the victims of foreigners.” Its a perspective that sets us against our fellow man, against humanity itself. It is a form of tribalism that pushes us to see human beings as being categorized as only different races that are products of biological occurrences; it clouds our vision and restricts us from seeing humanity as a whole, as a single creation, as one from the line of Adam. It restricts us from seeing the truth: that from one man did humanity come, and thus is humanity one.
Our own societies are filled with violence and diabolical behaviors, yet there are those who would want us to focus solely on the crimes of immigrants. This was the evil ways of the Jewish leaders at the time of Christ. They wanted to focus on the Roman, the Samaritan, the foreigner. But Christ — in Whose cosmic nature humanity is one — wanted them to focus on themselves. Christ wants us endure the rough road of self-criticism. It is only then that we can make a healthier society, it is only then when Christendom will be reborn. I have heard this talk that Christendom is under attack. This is a wrong perspective. Christendom is asleep, how could it be attacked? Euthanasia, mass divorce, homosexuality, infanticide and euthanasia are in the nations that were established Christian countries. This is not Christendom, but lands dominated by the religions of the Enlightenment and of Darwinism. But yet, the very people promoting these evils are the very same people who want us to accept these diabolical actions, and focus on just Islamic terrorism, or just on violence done by immigrants. How could this lead us to progress? Even if you cut off immigration and get rid of all of the Muslims, these evils will still remain. It is only when we go down the road of self-criticism that Christendom will be reborn. Until then, we will be like the Jews of the past, continuously pointing to the evils of foreigners, while denying our own Salvation.