A conwoman has been jailed after luring a man to a property where he was tortured, sexually abused and forced to drink cleaning fluid.
Caprice Buddle, 25, along with accomplice, Sean Perry, 37, have been given a combined sentence of nearly 30 years for their roles in the "harrowing and traumatic ordeal" that lasted several hours.
Portsmouth Crown Court heard how Buddle flirted with the man online and met him several times before leading the unsuspecting victim to a house in Waterlooville, Hants, where he suffered physical, verbal and sexual abuse.
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Perry and another man battered the helpless man with a stool, repeatedly kicked him, and forced him to drink cleaning fluid.
The victim, aged in his 30s, who has not been named, was forced to hand over his phone, wallet, bank cards and pin numbers during the "horrific" attack.
A jury heard how the victim was eventually let go following the ordeal. The victim was blindfolded before being put in the back of a vehicle.
He was later thrown out onto the street, where he then ran home before calling police.
The court heard how their victim had started talking to Buddle online in the spring of 2019, even meeting her in person a number of times.
Following the attack in May 2019, police tracked Buddle to a Havant address.
Perry was arrested several days later and an investigation involving DNA, CCTV, phone and bank card analysis, saw the pair being charged.
A 26-year-old man from London, 38-year-old man from Fareham and 27-year-old man from Winchester were also arrested in connection with the attack but released facing no further action.
Perry, 37, of St Mary’s Road, Southampton, and Buddle, 25, of Brook Close, Swanmore, appeared at Portsmouth Crown Court on Friday, November 4 for sentencing.
Perry was sentenced to 17 years in prison for conspiracy to rob, false imprisonment, conspiracy to commit fraud, assault by penetration and causing actual bodily harm.
While Buddle received 10 years for conspiracy to rob, false imprisonment, conspiracy to commit fraud and possession of a Class A drug.
Perry pleaded guilty to the charges against him on the first day of his trial, while Buddle was found guilty by a jury in May this year.
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Detective Constable Emily Dummer, of Hampshire Constabulary, said: "The victim in this case was subjected to a harrowing and traumatic ordeal which lasted over several hours.
"While nothing will ever be able to take that away, I am pleased Perry and Buddle will now face the consequences of their despicable actions and spend a significant amount of time in prison for what they have done.
"I would like to commend the victim’s incredible courage throughout the investigation and court process, without which we would not have been able to secure this outcome.
"As a result of his bravery, Perry and Buddle are now in a place where they will not be able to inflict such horrific abuse to anyone else.
"We hope this sentence sends a strong message to the public that we will do all in our power to protect and support victims of abuse, while relentlessly pursuing offenders."
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