February 15, 2018 0

A man who burnt his girlfriend’s exposed 22-month-old infant young lady under a shower tap was imprisoned for six a long time today by a judge who told him what he had done was “little less than torture ” Stephen Longbottom, 22, had told Exeter Crown

A man who burnt his girlfriend’s exposed 22-month-old infant young lady under a shower tap was imprisoned for six a long time today by a judge who told him what he had done was “little less than torture ”
Stephen Longbottom, 22, had told Exeter Crown Court that the child’s 28-year-old mother Vicky Hanna had caused the wounds to child Tara, be that as it may that he had volunteered to take the blame
Longbottom, who lived with Ms Hanna at Ruler Elizabeth Drive, Paignton, Devon, at the point when the offense was conferred in Eminent last year, denied causing appalling real hurt with intent, yet was indicted by the jury after two hours of deliberation
Judge Graham Cottle told Longbottom that he had been indicted on the “clearest conceivable evidence” of what could as it were be portrayed as an “appalling crime ”
He went on: “You have lied from starting to the end of this case
“The variant you settled upon at last was to fault Tara’s mother for those shocking wounds which Tara sustained, what’s more, for which you were exclusively responsible
“An lacking mother she may be, be that as it may she was altogether blameless ”
The judge said he had watched Longbottom what’s more, had heard from him amid the case, what’s more, added: “I am fulfilled on the confirm of your state of mind towards this youngster that brutality was continuously close to the surface ”
He said Longbottom was in sole charge of Tara on Regal 8 at the point when she had an mishap amid potty training
“You lost your temper, you picked her up what’s more, took her into the bathroom, you turned on the scaldingly hot tap what’s more, held her underneath it, with the result that over one third of her body endured full thickness burns,” he went on
“On the evidence, she was close to death
“The system by which you harmed this youngster was in my see so shocking as to make this case far more genuine than any I have read
“Your treatment of this youngster produced to little less than torture,” the Judge told Longbottom, who appeared no emotion
Martin Edmunds, prosecuting, had said Longbottom held little Tara upside-down under the burning hot water tap – causing consumes to her head, chest what’s more, back – after she had “pooed herself”
Longbottom had lost control what’s more, intentionally held Tara under the tap “to educate her a lesson which will last her the rest of her life”, he had told the jury
Longbottom told the court that Ms Hanna had been in the flat, what’s more, it was she who took Tara into the lavatory at the point when the child had an accident
Ms Hanna denied a recommendation from protection guide Geoffrey Mercer that she had caused the consumes to her child
She told the court she was at a friend’s level at the point when Longbottom called her saying she had better return since there had been an mischance what’s more, Tara had consumed herself
The court heard that at one arrange Longbottom asserted that he was alone in the level with Tara, what’s more, that at the point when he had put her in the shower she had turned the hot tap on by herself

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