Men laughed at hor­rific abuse of women at party

Herald Express - - News - BY PAUL GREAVES

Richard Hind­marsh (left) and Ibrahim Farmo

THESE are the faces of the two men who laughed as they filmed them­selves sex­u­ally abus­ing two un­con­scious women at a party – in­clud­ing by us­ing a shoe.

Richard Hind­marsh, a fa­ther-of-two from Torquay, and Ibrahim Farmo joked as they mo­lested their help­less vic­tims over an hour.

One of the vic­tims later died, Ply­mouth Crown Court heard.

Farmo, aged 39, and 30-year-old Hind­marsh filmed the abuse on a mo­bile phone and even filmed ef­forts of paramedics to save the life of the woman in her 20s, known as Miss X.

Jail­ing each for 12 years, a judge said that the use of the toe of a dirty trainer to abuse both women was “un­be­liev­able”.

Judge Robert Lin­ford said: “While I do not sen­tence you for tak­ing the life of that poor, poor woman, it re­mains that the last thing that Miss X ex­pe­ri­enced apart from the life-sav­ing paramedics was you two mo­lest­ing her.

“The hurt ex­pe­ri­enced by her friends and fam­ily and that ex­pe­ri­enced by Miss Y must be al­most un­bear­able.”

The court heard Farmo called an am­bu­lance to his home in Con­naught Av­enue, Mut­ley, Ply­mouth, but Miss X never re­gained con­scious­ness.

The other vic­tim, in her 40s and known only as Miss Y, was treated at Der­ri­ford Hos­pi­tal.

The dead woman’s mother said in a state­ment read to a packed Court­room 3: “All of the happy mem­o­ries of my daugh­ter have been ru­ined by know­ing what the two men did.”

For­mer main­te­nance worker Hind­marsh, of St Georges Court in Torquay, and ex-fac­tory worker Farmo, had pre­vi­ously both pleaded guilty to four counts of sex­ual as­sault by pen­e­tra­tion on March 4.

Judge Lin­ford told the pair: “Af­ter a long pe­riod of drink­ing and drug-tak­ing, Miss X and Miss Y lapsed into un­con­scious­ness.

“You two sat­u­rated your­self with a cock­tail of drink and or drugs and took ad­van­tage of the un­con­scious­ness of your vic­tims to sav­agely abuse them.

“You sub­jected them to re­peated in­de­cency.

“Over the years it has been my mis­for­tune to have viewed a large num­ber of pieces of video of peo­ple be­hav­ing in the most ap­palling fash­ion to­wards their fel­low hu­mans.

“The videos I have had to watch in this case is amongst the most dis­turb­ing I have ever seen.

“You are seen laugh­ing, jok­ing and tak­ing drugs and mak­ing aw­ful com­ments about the two women and it went on for many, many min­utes,” the judge said.

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