• Cynic

Sex Terrorists High-Fived Each Other After Brutal Rape That Left Victim Needing Surgery


Diabolical pieces of shit: Ferdinando Orlando (left) and Lorenzo Costanzo

The barristers of two students who raped a woman so severely she may not be able to have children, have argued in court that they should be given lighter sentences because they’re Italian. Ferdinando Orlando, 25, and Lorenzo Costanzo, 26, have been jailed for seven-and-a-half years each, after raping the schoolteacher at the Toy Room Club in Soho, central London. The two walking pile of excrement were seen on CCTV high-fiving and hugging each other after they repeatedly raped the 23-year-old over the course of 16 ‘intense’ minutes and filmed the attack on February 25, 2017. The rapists were then seen holding up her limp body, rearranging her dress and leaving their victim alone in the toilets in extreme pain. The victim, who suffers with PTSD, was left needing surgery after the attack and said she could not understand how her vicious attackers saw her rape ‘like a badge of honor’. But their barristers told Isleworth Crown Court the pair simply had a ‘naive view of consent’ and deserve lighter sentences because they come from a ‘different cultural background’.

Prosecutor Allison Hunter told the court: ‘The injury [the victim] sustained was so significant it caused her to be admitted for emergency surgery within hours of its discovery, and who knows what the lasting impact of that surgery will be. ‘She stayed in the hospital receiving medical treatment for seven days after. It may have impacted her ability to have a family in the future. ‘That’s not something that’s factored in but clearly contributed to the psychological harm experienced by her’. But the defense argued the diabolical pair had shown ‘exemplary behavior’ prior to the attack and were ‘family’ men, while Orlando said in a statement that he ‘acted like an immature kid’. The students – who had girlfriends at the time – claimed the victim consented but the jury found she was too intoxicated to agree. Sarah Elliott, for Orlando, told the court in defense: ‘There are very significant differences between Italian young men and their cultural background to those in England’. Orlando and Costanzo were each found guilty of two counts of rape by a jury at Isleworth Crown Court. Judge Giles Curtis-Raleigh sentenced them to seven-and-a-half years in prison each on Friday.

Police said the two barbarians had escaped justice for more than a year after the attack, by returning to Italy, but were eventually caught after Costanzo returned to the UK to watch an Arsenal versus Milan football match. Costanzo was arrested at Heathrow Airport in March, 2018, while Orlando later contacted police and returned to the UK by appointment where he was arrested. Orlando was studying a postgraduate degree in International Law, while his friend was taking a postgraduate masters degree in Business and Management. CCTV footage showed the sex terrorists taking it in turns to kiss the visibly drunk victim who was unsteady on her feet and plying her with shots. Just eight minutes after they met, they lead her into the club’s maintenance room and raped her. They are seen afterwards graphically re-enacting the attack, before watching back footage of the attack on a mobile phone, which they show to another person. Meanwhile the victim, who had no recollection of what had happened, remembers being in ‘incredible pain’ and barely able to walk after club staff found her an hour later.

She was helped home by a French couple and a housemate called an ambulance who alerted the police. Costanzo left the UK just hours after the attack, with Orlando returning home about a week later. In an impact statement, the victim said the rape has left her in ‘constant fear’ and unable to relax or enjoy evenings out with her friends. The victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, added: ‘When I found out more than one man was involved I felt violently ill with the thought that two men did something this horrible … to me.’ After discovering her attackers had filmed the rape, she said she felt ‘so angry’ it ‘made me want to vomit’.

She added: ‘I truly struggle with how two humans could behave like such animals to another person and think of that as funny and like a badge of honor. ‘I did not consent to having sex with either or both of these people that night or at any other time.’ Detective Sergeant Rebecca Woodsford, from the Metropolitan Police, said: ‘Both men put the victim through a traumatic ordeal. ‘She has been left with severe psychological injuries and was injured that night, which caused her and police to suspect she had been a victim of assault, she was not aware until the defense put their case to her in court, the full extent of what had happened in that maintenance room.’ A spokesman for the Toy Room nightclub said: ‘We’re appalled by this incident, and our thoughts go out to the victim. ‘The safety of our guests is our top priority, and we’ve done everything we can to co-operate fully with the police, to help them bring this case to trial and ensure a conviction.’


Source: https://metro.co.uk/2019/11/22/rapists-high-fived-brutal-attack-left-victim-needing-surgery-11202592/?fbclid=IwAR3LK55LWy8P12LZkHivtfaPdBp3SgN7LKr53V7KKvyI1OEyD590h9bTD6k?ito=cbshare

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MetroUK | Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MetroUK/