‘Sadistic’ rapist jailed for 18 years
A‘SADISTIC’ rapist beat, drugged and imprisoned his victim during a horrifying 12-hour ordeal.
Carmarni Asher Crawford, 23, was jailed for 18 years after subjecting the woman to ‘sustained and sadistic violent acts’ at a flat in Macclesfield.
The ‘evil’ thug even sent a series of disturbing text messages to his sister bragging about his crime.
Crawford forced his ter- rified victim to take vast amounts of prescription medication in a bid to sedate her for two days until her bank opened and he could steal cash from her account, the court heard.
But his brave victim managed to escape when Crawford fell asleep, prosecutors said.
When detectives searched the flat they found a wrench wrapped in a sock covered in blood, the court heard.
Crawford, of Windsor Rise, London Road, Macclesfield, admitted two charges of rape, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, false imprisonment and administering poison with intent to harm at Chester Crown Court.
During the attack Crawford threatened to stab her in the neck with a screwdriver and beat her.
As his victim cowered nursing her injuries, Crawford cruelly taunted her saying: “It’s not over yet. This is just the start of it.”
He then raped her twice before forcing her to take 24 tablets of medication.
Over the following hours the victim began hallucinating, slipped in and out of consciousness and was violently sick.
As well as texting his sister Crawford also sent a bogus text message to a friend of the victim.
In a statement read out in court the victim described her attacker as ‘evil’.
She said: “I feel drained by the experience. I live in fear of him. I am suffering from post traumatic stress. I cannot leave the house on my own. I can’t even take medication because it reminds me of what he did. My life has been destroyed. I can’t believe someone could be so evil.”
The court heard Crawford was unrepentant about his crimes and had spoken of the victim with ‘vengeance and disgust’ to the probation services, callously claiming ‘she will get over it quickly’.
Defending, Maria Masselis said the only merit in Crawford’s favour was he didn’t put the victim through the ordeal of a trial.
She said: “There is nothing that can explain putting someone through an horrendous experience of that nature.”
●● Carmarni Asher Crawford subjected his victim to ‘sustained and sadistic violent acts’