A drug-dealing woman and her boyfriend ‘punished’ a teenage girl by raping her after they mistakenly thought had stolen from them.
Elizabeth Seagrove and Matthew Costello have now been jailed for more than 20 years for their hideous crime, which they committed after £100 was taken from them.
The pair drove their terrified victim around for more than an hour in the middle of the night in her dressing gown, to find a secluded place where her cries would not be heard.
Seagrove, 40, then ordered her to strip and held her hair as she instructed ‘reluctant’ Costello to violate the 18-year-old, before giving her a drug to reduce the pain and ‘harden her up’ in life.
It was only later, on returning home, that the vile duo realised it was someone else who had taken the missing £100 pounds from them.
Judge Francis Sheridan described last year’s attack as ‘unspeakable’ and praised the victim’s family and the police officers in the case for their efforts in securing the defendants’ convictions.
The woman’s stepfather was so determined to see justice that he drove around trying to find the spot where the victim was raped to help police in their investigation.
Seagrove and Costello,31, had denied carrying out the attack at a fly-tipping site near Amersham, Buckinghamshire. They were convicted by a jury after a trial.
The victim’s stepfather said: ‘We are absolutely delighted with the result. It’s what they deserved. They have wrecked not just her life but all our lives.’