Jealous dad-of-eight knifed wife in heart after seeing her talking to another man

A jealous husband who stabbed his wife death because she spoke to another man has been jailed for life.

Robert Bance, 53, knifed Victoria Bance in the heart with a ceremonial Commando dagger following a night out.

He then called police and told them: ” I have just killed my wife .”

Police and paramedics found Mrs Bance had suffered 23 knife wounds, including 14 deep stab wounds to the chest – any of which could have been fatal, the Plymouth Herald reported.

Father-of-eight Bance later told officers they had rowed after she had told him to leave their Leigham home, Plymouth Crown Court heard.

The former plumber added: “She went for me and that is when I went for the knife on the side.”

Bance called the police to admit the murder, but minutes earlier when she was still alive he had fobbed off call handlers saying nothing was wrong.

Police mug shot of Robert Bance

Jailing him for life with a minimum tariff of 15 years, Judge Paul Darlow told Bance: “This was a merciless and prolonged attack and the terror and pain she must have experienced in those minutes does not bear thinking about. This was a murder committed in a cold and deliberate rage.”

He said the phone call from the 999 operator had given Bance the chance to take stock – but he lied about what was happening and killed his wife.

Judge Darlow said that the evening had “turned sour” when Bance had seen his wife talking to another man in a Barbican pub.

Victim Victoria Bance, 37, from Plymouth, Devon, who was stabbed to death by her husband Robert Bance

He had stormed off, leaving her to get home with no phone and no money.

Bance will serve at least 15 years before he can even be consider for parole, which is not automatic.

Bance’s barrister, Nicolas Gerasimidis, said Bance had killed a “woman he loved”.

Bance, wearing a black polo shirt, spoke only to plead guilty to murder on October 9 last year during a hearing which lasted an hour.




Schoolgirl fights for life ‘after gang-rape by headteacher and three other members of staff’

A 12-year-old girl is fighting for her life after she was allegedly gang raped by a headmaster and three teachers.

The girl, who is believed to be mentally challenged, is in a critical condition in hospital after the alleged attack.

The attack is said to have happened at a school in the city of Kako in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, where she is a regular visitor but not a pupil.

She was discovered in a “disheveled” state on the rooftop of the school , RT reports.

Police said that a rape accusation has been launched against Aju Ahmad, the principal of Kako secondary school, and three teachers, Atul Rehman, Abdul Bari, and Mohammed Shaukat.

The girl’s mother told the Indian Express that she came to work with her as she “is not mentally sound” and needed supervising.

Her mother was teaching a physical education class when the alleged assault took place.

She said: “When I did not find her for some time, I started looking for her and reached the rooftop. She was found in a bad condition there.”

The little girl was taken to Kako police station and on to Jehanabad Sadar hospital.

But her condition worsened and she was taken on the train to Patna Medical College and Hospital.

She is still in a critical condition and the suspects are on the run, according to



Government worker brutally murdered his wife and daughter before committing suicide in Kinangop

Fear and anxiety has gripped residents of Kinangop after a government worker brutally murdered his wife and daughter before committing suicide.

The 55-year-old man used a sharp knife to murder his 36-year-old wife before turning to their helpless nine-year-old daughter who was sleeping in Saliti village near Engineer town.

On completing his evil mission, the semi-naked man used a rope to hang himself inside the one-roomed house in the agriculture rich area.

Emotions ran high as members of the public and relatives tried to come to terms with the heinous attack by the man who was about to retire from the Kenya Forest Services.

According to area Chief Magdalene Wambui Kariuki, members of the public got curious after they failed to spot the family in the morning.

She said that the couple had been cohabiting for some years adding that they were yet to understand the motive behind the murder.

“On knocking there was no response but through a crack on the wall some of the bodies could be seen and police were called in,” he said.

The chief termed the scene as disturbing adding that blood from the mother and the daughter was splashed all over the walls and personal effects.

“The mother and daughter were lying on their bed with their throats slit while the man was hanging from the roof,” she said.

Speaking on phone, Kinangop OCPD Yawa Chome confirmed the incident adding that investigations had started.

Chome said that the suspect did not leave behind any suicide note adding that the bodies had been collected and taken to the local morgue.

“The initial information we have is that the man killed his wife and nine-year-old daughter before using a rope to commit suicide,” said the police boss.


Teacher shot in the back of the head by her unemployed husband as she slept

The male caller’s voice as he spoke to the emergency operator sounded hysterical and desperate.

“I don’t know what’s wrong with her, but she’s drowning in her own blood!” he cried. Daniel Politte, 30, begged for an ambulance for his wife Stephanie.

“I’m afraid she’s gonna die,” he exclaimed, as Stephanie could be heard fighting for breath in the background.

It was a race against time as the paramedics sped to their home, blue lights flashing.

Stephanie, 29, was a much-loved teacher who worked with autistic children. She and her husband Daniel lived in Missouri City, Texas, and she was a member of the local theatre, singing and acting in community productions. Stephanie shone on stage.

Daniel, 30, and Stephanie had been married for two years, and while her career blossomed, Daniel remained unemployed. Their social media pages were flooded with photos of the pair looking happy, but was everything really as it seemed?

On 11 March 2014 at around 11.30pm, Daniel made the call for an ambulance.

“We are in the bedroom, in what looks like a murder scene,” he said. Daniel was given instructions on how to perform CPR and mouth-to-mouth. It sounded like he was doing everything he could to save his wife.

Daniel Politte

But during the 15-minute phone call, he made some odd comments. He mentioned that the blood was gross, then flipped to saying how beautiful his wife was.

“You know, you’re so pretty,” he said. “Very pretty. You’re a very pretty girl.”

When paramedics arrived, they found Stephanie in the master bedroom, partially clothed. They were stunned to discover a bullet wound in the back of her head. A gun lay nearby with a spent shell casing. Why hadn’t Daniel mentioned that crucial detail?

There was blood everywhere, but not enough on Daniel to back up his claims that he’d tried to save Stephanie’s life.

Daniel was taken outside as paramedics tended to his wife, but it was too late. Stephanie was declared dead at the scene. Outside, Daniel was sat in a police car, unaware that there was a dash cam that records audio in the vehicle.

“I’m f****d,” he was recorded saying. When he asked an officer if Stephanie was dead, he didn’t even seem distressed when they told him she was.

An autopsy revealed that Stephanie had a high level of alcohol in her system. Investigators looked on Daniel’s phone and discovered a photograph of his wife taken at 11.04pm while she was asleep, with her left cheek on the pillow.

Daniel became the prime suspect. When he was questioned, one minute he was crying and screaming, the next he was calm and making jokes.

Stephanie and Daniel Politte

At first, he said he couldn’t remember what happened, but when he made phone calls to loved ones he claimed he’d been trying to get the gun from Stephanie because she was going to harm herself, and it had gone off in the struggle. Daniel was charged, but spent just two days behind bars before posting bail.

In October 2016, at the Fort Bend County court, Daniel pleaded not guilty to killing his wife. His defence claimed that Stephanie struggled with depression and, on the night of her death, was three times the legal limit due to her drinking. They also said that Stephanie had body image issues, which was wildly disputed by her loved ones.




OUCH! Man Loses Testicle During Domestic Dispute

A 38-year-old man lost a testicle during an argument with his girlfriend leading to her arrest on battery charges.

Tara Danielle Pegues, 36,  was charged with Level 6 felony domestic battery, Level 3 felony aggravated battery and misdemeanor resisting law enforcement after the incident that took place in her home.

Police were called to the residence and the initial call was made by a third party who was concerned after Pegues and the victim were heard arguing.

Upon arrival, police could hear the couple shouting, but they said “everything was fine,” according to the reports. Both Pegues and the victim repeatedly told police the argument was only verbal and never turned physical.

But, as the victim was speaking with police, he “reached down and picked something up that had rolled onto the ground,” according to reports. Police said his posture changed immediately and he told police “his (scrotum) was cut” and that “his testicle had just fallen out onto the ground.”

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He was transported to Franciscan Health Michigan City for treatment and told police a more detailed story.

According to reports, Pegues and the victim were arguing over his possible infidelity when she became abusive.

Officers observed a fresh laceration to the right side of the victim’s neck and right cheek, but the victim was unable to describe how those injuries occurred.

In the victim’s words, according to the police report, “she ‘snapped’ on him and he attempted to leave but she refused to allow him to leave … When he got to the front door, she grabbed his testicles, causing one of his testicles to become detached from his body.”

After obtaining a warrant based on the victim’s statement, police returned to arrest Pegues.

Police were unable to find a bloody knife in the home but said in reports that the victim did not say he was cut by Pegues.

The warrant also included a search for narcotics due to the strong smell of marijuana coming from the residence, but only a small amount of marijuana was found.


Former Miss Italy contestant left horrifically scarred and could lose sight after ‘jilted boyfriend threw acid in face’

A former Miss Italy contestant has been left horrifically scarred and could lose her sight after her ex-boyfriend allegedly threw acid in her face.

Gessica Notaro, 28, is in a serious but stable condition after the horror attack as she left her house in Rimini on the east coast of Italy.

She has suffered “deep” burns to the face and eye and is in a specialist unit in hospital.

The acid also damaged her hip and leg.

Italian TV presenter and dolphin trainer Gessica Notaro and her ex-boyfriend Jorge Edson Tavares

Police have arrested Gessica’s ex-boyfriend, 29-year-old Jorge Edson Tavares.

The pair met while working at the ‘Delfinario’ attraction, an aquarium which features dolphin shows.

Gessica also had a career as a TV presenter after becoming a finalist in the 2007 Miss Italy competition.

Italian TV presenter and dolphin trainer Gessica Notaro

But Tavares, from Cape Verde, was issued with a harassment order after they split, La Stampa reports.

He denies carrying out the attack and claims to have an alibi, police said.

A friend of Gessica said: “She was always smiling, always optimistic.

“Her mother is destroyed by this.”




Girl, 10, had STD when she was ‘raped, murdered and dismembered’ by mother and her boyfriend

A 10-year-old girl allegedly raped and murdered by her mother and her boyfriend had a sexually transmitted disease at the time of her death.

An autopsy report into the death of Victoria Martens has reportedly confirmed the cause of death was strangulation following sexual abuse.

She is said to have contracted the sexually transmitted disease human papillomavirus (HPV), strengthing belief she was abused before her August 23 death, hours after celebrating her 10th birthday.

Her mother Michelle Martens, 35, was charged with murder and rape in the case, along with her boyfriend Fabian Gonzales, 32, and his cousin Jessica Kelley, 32.

Police had reportedly believed the northwest Albuquerque mum watched as her lover raped and strangled her daughter before the boyfriend and his cousin dismembered her and set the body on fire in a bathtub, The Albuquerque Journal reports.

She had sex with Gonzales 20 minutes later, it was reported.

While the mother claimed and police believed she had given the girl methamphetamine, the toxicology reports found no evidence of the substance and instead found alcohol.

“In an alcohol naive person, this level of alcohol could cause cognitive and physical impairment,” the report said.

The autopsy found physical evidence of rape but no sperm.

Michelle Martens

The dismemberment occurred after her death, with the autopsy saying: “The sharp force injuries described … showed no vital response – a finding in keeping with being inflicted post-mortem.”

The mother had told police she had looked for men online to have sex with her daughter.

Tributes to Victoria were paid at a memorial service in August where more than 600 mourners dressed in purple – the youngster’s favourite colour.

Fabian Gonzales

Among those was her godmother Laura Bobbs, who remembered the little girl for her ‘special spark’, saying: “She would often run around her grandparent’s lawn and do her gymnastics.”

Ms Bobbs has supported Victoria’s family throughout their ordeal.

She appeared alongside Victoria’s grandparents John and Pat Martens, from Albuquerque, New Mexico, in their first television interview on KRQE 13 News after the tragedy.

The couple, who retired to take care of Victoria and her younger brother, said they are standing by their daughter despite the allegations against her.






Girl, 15, charged with murder of seven-year-old Katie Rough in York

A teenager has been charged with the murder of a seven-year-old girl in York.

Katie Rough died after her throat was slashed in playing fields – as her desperate mum raced to the scene crying: “No, no, it’s my little girl.”

A 15-year-old girl was arrested and later charged with murder, police confirmed.

She is also charged with the possession of an offensive weapon, North Yorkshire Police said.

The girl will appear at York Magistrates Court on Wednesday morning.

Only two weeks ago, Katie stole the show as a bridesmaid at her parents’ wedding. She was stabbed on Monday afternoon an hour after school finished.

The little girl’s mum was alerted to the horror and raced to the scene in a car. But after seeing her wounded child, she dropped to her knees sobbing: “No, no, it’s my little girl. Help get an ambulance.”

Katie died after the attack which took place around 4.30pm.

Her dad Paul Rough arrived at the fields in the affluent Woodthorpe area of York, North Yorks, shortly after his wife, Alison, 38.

Seven year old Katie Rough

The attack took place just over half a mile from the Rough’s home in Foxwood, York.

As medics worked on their daughter, the distraught mum paced back and forwards from the field where her daughter lay stricken in the mud while the dad stood slumped against a wall in despair.

The couple, who married two weeks ago, comforted each other as she was stretchered away with an oxygen mask on.

Katie was declared dead at hospital.

It is believed the horror was witnessed by several locals walking their dogs.

They are thought to have alerted police and paramedics to the horror after seeing a wound to Katie’s neck.

Tracey Ralph, head teacher of Westfield Primary School, said: “Katie was a kind and thoughtful child who was well-liked by both pupils and staff. She was hardworking and showed a particular talent for creative writing.

“Her death is a terrible loss which has deeply saddened our school community and we send our profound sympathies to her family.

“All members of our school are being offered emotional support at this distressing time.”







The Heartbreaking Final Text Of Newlywed Knocked Down And Killed After 30th Birthday Party

The grieving husband of a newlywed who was knocked down and killed on the way home from her 30th birthday party has paid tribute to his “genuine and compassionate” wife.

Laura Murray-Woodford was struck near St Paul’s Cathedral in central London and a 39-year-old man was later arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Laura, a recruitment adviser, was out celebrating her birthday and was on her way home when the tragedy unfolded.

She had only been married for six months and she texted her husband to say she was “leaving soon”.

Laura and Ben Kelly-Taylor had been a couple for six years and married on the family farm in Australia.

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Laura Murray-Woodford on her wedding day

IT consultant Ben Kelly-Taylor told the London Evening Standard : “Laura was an outgoing person. She was very socially minded and loved spending time with people.

“She wouldn’t let things get her down – she would work on them. She had a way about her of being warm and humble and making people feel comfortable. It was tragic.

“A lot of people think their loved ones are special but in this case it really was true. I fell more in love with Laura as time went on and loved being her boyfriend and husband.

“She had no reservations or doubt when she smiled – you could see she shone through. She was the same through and through – genuine and compassionate.”

Laura worked for education charity, City and Guilds, and had a degree in psychology from Coventry University as well as a master’s from the University of East London.

Police tape


She was hit by a van at 10 pm on October 20 last year and pronounced dead in the early hours of the next day.

Her mother-in-law Kym Kelly-Taylor, 58, said: “I just adored her because she was the most wonderful, beautiful, bouncy, generous and loving girl. You cannot imagine the smile she had.

“It was so devastating to lose her. Benjamin is devastated. They were so young. They wanted to start a family soon and were looking forward to having children and setting up a home together.

“But now that is all gone. You cannot imagine the amount of crying we’ve done.”





Mum ‘watched boyfriend rape and kill adopted daughter, 14, to fulfill vile sexual fantasy’

A mother watched her boyfriend rape her adopted teenage daughter for his sexual pleasure before killing her, according to police.

Grace Packer, 14, died at the hands of Sara Packer and Jacob Sullivan, who conspired to beat, rape, poison and ultimately strangle the teen, Bucks County District Attorney Matthew D. Weintraub said today.

The accused then preserved the girl’s corpse for weeks in cat litter before dismembering and dumping it in a remote area of north central Pennsylvania, USA, Weintraub said at a news conference.

The teen had been reported missing last July and her remains were found by two hunters October 31 in a wooded area near a reservoir.

Grace Packer

“Unfortunately, Grace Packer was a disposable child to these people,” Weintraub said of the girl who was taken in as a foster child at age three – and later adopted – by the woman now charged with killing her.

“Who will now speak for Grace Packer? We will,” Weintraub said, casting the alleged crimes as a potential death penalty case.

Sullivan, 44, was arrested Saturday after stating to several workers at Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health that he was responsible for killing Grace.

Jacob Sullivan

Under subsequent questioning by Bucks County detectives, he revealed in detail how the girl was assaulted and killed over the course of about 18 hours, according to an affidavit.

Sullivan was arraigned at 12.30am yesterday before Magisterial District Judge Michael W. Petrucci of Newtown on charges of homicide, rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful restraint, kidnapping, possessing instruments of crime, endangering the welfare of a child, abuse of corpse, simple assault, tampering with physical evidence, and corresponding conspiracy charges.

“I’m sorry for what I did,” he told reporters as he was led into the courthouse.

Sara Packer

About three hours later, Packer was arrested on charges of homicide, kidnapping, unlawful restraint, possessing instruments of crime, endangering the welfare of a child, abuse of corpse, simple assault, tampering with physical evidence, and conspiracy to commit rape and each of the above crimes.






Thug Filmed Rape Of His Girlfriend Then Puts Photos Of The Injuries He’d Inflicted On His Facebook

A woman has recalled the horrific abuse she was subjected to by her former partner – who boasted of his attacks by putting photos of her injuries on Facebook.

Atlanta Hammond, from Braintree, Essex, says she was subjected to daily physical abuse, banned from socialising and forced to quit her job by her ex-boyfriend.

And when the mother-of-one plucked up the courage to leave him, he threatened to publish a video of himself raping her while she slept and post it online.

The 21-year-old, who has a two-year-old son, says her former partner exerted control over her from the time they met in 2013, when she was just 18.

She said Halil Cetinkayali, 30, made her ‘feel like a princess’ – before things quickly turned sour.

Halil, who Atlanta described as a staunch Muslim, made her quit her job as a carer ‘out of respect for his faith’.

And after Googling friends’ names on the internet one day, she found he was using an alias and was wanted by police.
However, when she confronted him, he turned violent, grabbing her throat and said he would post the footage of the two of them online.

The pair stayed together, with Halil abusing her every day.

She told The Sun: ‘I didn’t have to do anything to get hit. Say the wrong thing, answer back, talk to the wrong person.

The abuse finally became too much for Atlanta one night when she attempted to escape Halil’s clutches as he slept and go to her mother’s house.

However Halil caught Atlanta as she was about to get into a cab outside their home, viciously assaulting her and stabbing her in the hip as a result.

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It was after this final attack that a brave Atlanta plucked up the courage to tell the police of the abuse, and he was arrested for wounding with intent.

But such was the power he had over his victim that Halil was able to convince Atlanta to retract her statement and he was released with an electronic tag in July 2014.

It was at this point that Halil showed her the video he had taken off himself raping Atlanta while she slept.

It was this threat that proved the final straw for the mother of one, who sent a final text to Halil with pictures of the cuts and bruises she has suffered at his hands.

Incredibly, Halil would himself post the images onto Facebook, along with the caption ‘This is the girl I beat up and cheated on for two years’.

Atlanta broke off all contact with Halil afterwards, and wouldn’t see him again until she returned to her home one day to find him lying on her bed.

He chased her into the street and viciously attacked her in broad daylight, leading neighbours to call for the police.

It was after his arrest that Atlanta finally told police officers the whole story of her physical and emotional abuse at the hands of her partner.

Halil was sentenced to 19 years and eight months in prison.


Mother who fractured skull of 19-day-old son and broke 17 of his ribs found guilty of murder

The mother of a 19-day-old baby boy has been found guilty of his murder, after he was left with a brain injury from a blow to the head and 17 broken ribs during his short life.

Nicola Brown was yesterday convicted on a majority verdict by a jury at Winchester Crown Court in connection with the death of Jake Long – exactly two years after he died on December 19, 2014.

The 43-year-old was also found guilty on majority verdicts of two counts of causing grievous bodily harm with intent against the young child.

As the verdicts were announced, the defendant sobbed and cried out: “I didn’t do it, they have made a huge mistake. I hope this haunts you until the day you die.”

The judge, Mr Justice Dingemans, remanded Brown into custody for sentencing on a date to be fixed and ordered a psychiatric report to be produced on her.

The trial heard that Jake suffered 17 broken ribs during his short life which ended while his mother was looking after him at their former home in Agincourt Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire.

Nigel Lickley QC, prosecuting, said that Jake was subjected to such a severe injury that he would have suffered a “rapid collapse”.

The trial heard that Jake was given the nickname of Bungee because of his unusual and unexpected birth.

The prosecutor told the court that Brown had not informed her doctor that she was pregnant prior to Jake’s birth and she had not undergone a pregnancy scan or arranged for a midwife.

He said: “Jake was born in unusual circumstances at home.

“He arrived into this world by falling into and being caught by the pyjamas or tracksuit bottoms of Nicola Brown.”

Mr Lickley said that the couple had a “volatile relationship” and they had argued in the maternity unit at the Portsmouth hospital where Mrs Brown and the baby were taken after the birth.

The court heard that Mrs Brown described her and her husband as “ticking time bombs” and said that she suffered from anxiety.

Mr Lickley said that concerns were raised while they were in hospital for four days after the birth and social services were informed.

He said that Jake was deemed at risk but not of “immediate harm” and mother and son were discharged from hospital but visited by midwives on December 5 and 10 at their home although no concerns for the baby’s well-being were raised during these visits.

The boy’s father Jason Brown, 44, was cleared by the jury of causing or allowing his son’s death.

The couple, of Seymour Close, Portsmouth, married following their son’s death.




Woman who was bathed with acid by bitter ex-lover cries out for justice (PHOTOS)

A 26-year-old caterer, Rosemary Naife, who was bathed by acid and badly disfigured by her jealous ex-lover identified as Paul in 2015, has cried out for justice and prosecution of the suspect who is still walking free.

According to several Nigerian online reports, the once pretty victim was attacked by, Paul, a man she had dated for four years, after she left him because of his abusive and volatile nature.

Naife, an indigene of Delta State who had her face scarred by the acid, narrated that after one year, the suspect is yet to be prosecuted by the police.

Naife further explained that her problems started after she left Paul because of constant beating and got into another relationship, which did not go down well with the suspect and he started sending her and her new boyfriend threat messages.

The threats, she added, became reality when Paul attacked her with the acid after she was tricked out of her residence in the Abaranje, Ikotun area of the state.

Rosemary Nanaifa (Before and after)

Nnaife said Paul was initially arrested by policemen from the Itire Division and that though the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) ordered that the suspect be tried at the Lagos State High Court, the case was still pending.

“I dated Paul for four years and I loved him. But the problem was that he was always beating me. He also embarrassed me in the public, so I ended the relationship.

I got another boyfriend and moved on with my life. But Paul was angry and he attacked me. He got my new boyfriend’s number and threatened him. He also threatened me.

But I didn’t take the threats seriously. Some days later, an unknown number called me and when I picked it, it was a woman.

She said she wanted me to bake cakes for her and I should come down to Surulere. We agreed to meet at Lawanson bus stop.

Rosemary Naife is crying for justice

When I got to the bus stop, somebody touched my shoulder from behind. When I turned around, I saw Paul. He then poured the acid on me and ran away.”

It was gathered that the suspect was initially arraigned by the police at the Ebute-Meta Chief Magistrate’s Court, where he was admitted to bail but since then, the case has stalled with the victim wallowing in pains while the assailant going about his activities a free man.

Calling for justice, Nnaife said she wanted the suspect to pay her damages and bear the cost of a plastic surgery.

“He has been walking free, while I have been scarred for life. I want him to pay for this. I need the help of the government and the good people of Nigeria,” she concluded.

When contacted, the Director of the Lagos State Public Advice Centre, Tola Akinsanya, said the agency would revive the case to ensure there was diligent prosecution of the suspect, vowing that everything will be done to get justice for the victim while the agency would also make effort to get support from the state Ministry of Health for a plastic surgery for her.



Mum plotted with alleged paedophile ‘to let him rape her seven-year-old daughter’

A mother and an alleged paedophile plotted to let him rape her seven-year-old daughter, a court was told.

Stuart Bailey, 54, and the woman allegedly planned a sex attack on the young girl and discussed the plot in text messages and phone calls.

A jury was told Bailey asked the mother to “tart up” the schoolgirl with make-up and let him “have his way” with her.

Cardiff Crown Court heard how the pair were using the letter ‘R’ in text messages to symbolise the word ‘rape’.

In several texts to the girl’s mother Bailey, of Rhydyfelin, South Wales, allegedly said: “Let me do as I please.”

In another he said: “What is she wearing? Is she in school uniform?”

Other texts read out in court read “Let’s abuse her” and “I can R her.”


Prosecutor Jim Davis told how the woman’s partner suspected she was in contact with Bailey – and later discovered the text messages planning the sex with the young girl.

Mr Davis said the partner made a statement to police where he had suspicions that “she was cheating on me” and checked her mobile phone.

Mr Davis said: “After confronting his partner about his suspicions, she reacted angrily and told him to leave the house.”

But the man told police how he refused to hand back her phone.

The jury heard that he left the house with the woman’s phone – and checked the messages when he arrived at work.

Bailey and the woman, who cannot be named, both deny arranging and commissioning child sex offences.

The trial continues.





Lady reveals her torment after being raped and molested by her brother from the age of nine

A tormented Karen Danczuk has today spoken for the first time about how her ‘monster’ brother raped her repeatedly between the age of nine and 11.

The mother of two, 33, has waived her right to anonymity after older sibling Michael Burke, 38, was convicted of a string of sex offences yesterday.

Mrs Danczuk, who is the estranged wife of Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk, hopes her ordeal will encourage others victims of sexual abuse to come forward.

Speaking about it for the first time Mrs Danczuk said: ‘My brother’s a monster for raping me. He is sick, I hope he rots in hell’.

She told The Sun: ‘He robbed me of my childhood. I was so damaged, my education suffered and I’ve battled anxiety and depression in my adult life.’

Karen Danczuk (pictured) was raped by her older brother and has waived her right to anonymity after older sibling Michael Burke, 38, was convicted yesterday

She sobbed as she told Manchester Crown Court how Burke, who is five years her senior, would take her into his bed for a ‘game’ before abusing her.

Mrs Danczuk has spoken about the damage he caused, and the trauma of losing her virginity to her brother, after a jury found him guilty of three rapes.

She told Burke’s trial: ‘Most people remember their first time having sex with somebody they love.

The sexual abuse can be reported for the first time after Mrs Danczuk waived her right to anonymity by speaking publicly after her brother's convictionMichael Burke (pictured), who is five years older than his sister, was found guilty of eight counts of rape and another serious sexual offence against three different women 

‘Whereas my first time of having sex was with my brother. It’s horrible. Even now I can’t sleep naked. I can’t even cuddle in bed.

‘I will never love properly, I will never be able to let someone in. It’s horrible.’

Although Burke was convicted of three rapes, his younger sister says she was molested on a weekly basis, usually on a Sunday evening which was ‘bath night’ and continued until she was 16.

Yesterday her brother was found guilty of these attacks as well raping a second teenager four times when she was 12 and raping a third victim when she was an adult between January 2008 and March 2010.

The 'controlling and violent' man, denied 15 counts of rape, one attempted rape and one indecent assault against his sister and two other women, spanning an 18-year period

Burje had said the women had conspired against him and denied he was a ‘controlling’ porn addict playing out his sexual fantasies.

After the guilty verdicts yesterday Mr Justice Gilbart told him: ‘A custodial sentence is inevitable.’


Mum ‘sedated tragic four-year-old daughter with heroin, methadone and ketamine so she wouldn’t get in way of love-life’

A mum ‘fed’ her four-year-old daughter sedatives because she felt she was an inconvenience to her love-life, a court has heard.

Poppy Widdison died in June 2013 after suffering a cardiac arrest at the “squalid”, drug-filled home of Michala Pyke’s partner John Rytting, Hull Crown Court heard.

Tests carried out after she died found that the youngster had ingested a variety of drugs for a period of up to six months before her death, including sedatives, heroin, methadone and ketamine, a jury was told.

Opening the case against Pyke and Rytting, who are both accused of child cruelty, David Gordon said text messages recovered between the pair referenced Poppy having a “blue Smartie” and going to sleep.

Michala Pyke

Mr Gordon told the jury it was the prosecution’s case that “blue Smartie” was a reference to the sedative diazepam, in the form of a blue tablet.

Another text from Pyke to Rytting told him to: “Get them blue Smarties ready, the ones she likes.”

The prosecutor said: “In text messages in the last week of Poppy Widdison’s life, Mr Rytting and Miss Pyke are referring to getting some diazepam tablets ready to give to Poppy in order to, we say, to sedate her.

John Rytting

“We say Pyke and Rytting, the defendants, are just wanting to get on with their love life, wanting to enjoy each other’s company and it may be this young girl was something of an encumbrance.”

He continued: “It’s apparent from the text messages that Miss Pyke viewed Poppy as an inconvenience, who she felt was in the way with regards her relationship with Mr Rytting.”

Mr Gordon said the text messages could give an indication of Pyke’s attitude towards her daughter.

He said: “She regarded her child, her own daughter, as something of a nuisance and interfering with Miss Pyke’s enjoyment of her relationship with Mr Rytting.”

The trial continues.





Meet The Horror Dad Who Locked Up And Abused His Daughter For 24 Years

It was a case that shocked the entire world.  It was the story of Josef Fritzl, a man who not only kidnapped his own daughter but abused and held her captive for 24 years, abusing her and fathering seven children with her.

According to Elisabeth, her father started sexually abusing her in 1977, when she was only 11. One year later, her horrible ordeal would begin. For Elisabeth, it all started innocently enough with helping her father move a door down the stairs. When she was 18, she carried the door downstairs and help his dad put it into place on the door frame.


It was not until the door was in place that she realized that the door was for her and that she was now calling the basement dungeon home. After knocking her out with ether, her father threw her into the chamber. She would remain there for over 20 years.

Fritzl took several holidays to Thailand – on one occasion abandoning Elisabeth for almost a month.


Her mother knew nothing of this and filed a missing person report with the police when her daughter disappeared. One month later, Josef gave police a letter he said was mailed to them by Elisabeth.

In reality, he had forced her to write it while in captivity. Postmarked from a different community, the letter told she was living with a friend and did not want to be found.

From this moment on, her life of terror and abuse would continue. Every three days her father would visit her in her chamber, bringing her food and supplies. He later admitted that during the visits he sexually assaulted her. Those attacks would result in the birth of seven children in captivity. Three children were removed from captivity and began living with Josef and his wife. Amazingly, he was able to convince not only his wife but social services that the children appeared on his doorstep.

Her father would often turn the lights out for days to punish them. He also told Elisabeth and the three children with her that if they tried to escape, he had the ability to gas them and kill them all.

Wife Rosemarie and Josef Fritz – The Austrian Cellar Monster.
Wife Rosemarie and Josef Fritz – The Austrian Cellar Monster.

After her father allowed Elisabeth to visit her sick daughter in hospital, she was approached by the police but refused to talk. She finally did when they told her that she would never have to see her father again. Once she was assured of this, she spoke for two straight hours about her captivity and how she was abused. Many of the details caused revulsion around the world, including the forcing of her father to make her watch pornographic movies, and the repeated times he sexually abused her.

On April 27, 2008, Elisabeth, her children and her mother were taken into care. Two days later, DNA evidence confirmed the seven children were Josef’s. Josef was arrested and charged with an extensive series of crimes. Following the testimony from his daughter, Josef changed his plea to guilty on all accounts and sentenced to life imprisonment.

‘My 13-year-old son was sexually groomed on Facebook… by his own father’

Scrolling through her young son’s Facebook inbox, Jeanette Morrison felt the blood drain from her face.

On the screen were reams of sexually explicit messages from what appeared to be a pretty 19-year-old girl, teasing him to send her naked pictures of himself.

And, although Jeanette didn’t realise it, Barry, 13, had already done just that, using the webcam on the PC his estranged dad had bought him.

His mum was utterly horrified by what she had found.

Like so many parents, she knew of the dangers of online grooming by paedophiles using fake profile images as bait – and it was clear her boy had fallen into the trap.

But the full chilling truth behind the terrifying messages was more shattering than she could ever have imagined.

Because the pervert stalking her son was not just some stranger trawling the internet for victims who had stumbled upon innocent Barry by chance.

It was Ian, the runaway father he had recently been reunited with.

“You do everything you can to keep your children safe online,” says Jeanette. “But I’d never have believed danger could be lurking so close to us. What kind of man grooms his own son?”

Now the pervert dad is behind bars, but Jeanette wants to tell her story – with the family’s names changed to protect her son’s identity – as a warning to other parents.

Barry was still a baby when Jeanette split from his father Ian, 32. She says: “I was in a bad place when we got together. Looking back, I know I made some bad choices.

“But getting pregnant with Barry was the best thing that ever happened to me. It straightened my head out and we found a lovely house that became our home.”

But her happiness was to be short lived. “I tried to make my relationship with Ian work,” she says. “But I soon realised I was flogging a dead horse.”

They had met through friends and had been together just under a year. “I can’t put my finger on what it was about him. There was something a bit off – and my family felt the same way.”

Once Barry was born, she says Ian left her to do all the housework as well as looking after the baby – and demanded she did things a certain way.

“He was controlling and did nothing to help out,” she says. “Once I sorted myself out, I came to my senses and could see it wasn’t going anywhere.”

So Jeanette decided to end it, choosing to make a clean break.

“When we broke up, I didn’t look back.”