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Reading Crown Court: Newbury man who sexually tortured woman gets badly beaten in prison

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A man who made a woman swallow dog faeces during a degrading torture session has himself been targeted by fellow prison inmates, a judge was told.

The 24-year-old from Newbury also beat his victim so badly she needed a metal pin inserted into a broken finger; she lost a tooth when kicked repeatedly in the mouth and was forced into having sex with strangers.

Afterwards Carl Vasey, who lived at The Oaks, Newbury, would batter the woman for supposedly "being unfaithful" – even though he had orchestrated the encounters.

When arrested, Vasey tried to blame everything on his victim.
When arrested, Vasey tried to blame everything on his victim.

During one extreme sexual torture session, the court heard, the woman said she felt she was suffering internal damage.

As well as suffering an eye infection because of the incident in which he rubbed her face in dog excrement, the woman was made to inflict horrific injuries on herself, which Vasey would then photograph and taunt her with.

When arrested, Vasey tried to blame everything on his victim and only admitted a string of serious assault charges on the day the trial was scheduled.

At the previous hearing at Reading Crown Court, Judge Paul Dugdale ordered psychiatric reports.

At a sentencing hearing on Friday, October 15, the court was told that Vasey had been attacked in prison after the case received nationwide publicity.

His barrister told Judge Dugdale that his client's jaw had been fractured and his ear drum perforated in an attack by fellow inmates and that Vasey's mother had been ostracised on her estate.

Judge Dugdale told Vasey: "You have harmed that woman for life. She will carry the damage forever. You put her through what can only be described as torture.

"Anyone who doubts the sentence I'm about to pass should look at the horrific injuries you made her do to herself.

"It's very difficult to weigh up and assess the full damage you will have done to her."

He added: "It's difficult to imagine more degrading behaviour being carried out by one person on another than this...it was absolutely disgraceful and appalling."

Judge Dugdale said he would take Vasey's tragic childhood into account, after hearing how he lost his brother to suicide, and the more recent death of his father.

He acknowledged that the psychiatric report had found Vasey suffered from a personality disorder.

But he added: "You pose an ongoing risk to (women)."

Vasey was sentenced to 64 months imprisonment - just over five years - and told he would serve half behind bars and the remainder on licence in the community.

In addition he was made subject to an indefinite restraining order preventing him from ever contacting his victim, whose identity is legally protected.

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