British Rapper Bagged 23-Year Jail Term for Jailing, Raping and Torturing a Woman
A man who raped and tortured a woman while keeping her prisoner for three days last February has been jailed for 23 years.
Courtney Hutchinson, a rapper and actor who went by the alias DVS, will also remain on the sex offenders register for life.
Police say the severe level of violence demonstrated Hutchinson’s “total disregard for the victim as a human being”.
Best known for the songs Hometown and Passion, he also played the part of a gangster in the British film, The Intent. In one scene he brands a man with a hot iron, which was also one of the ways he tortured his victim in real life, causing her severe burns.
Despite her horrific injuries, the 20-year-old victim managed to escape from his house and ran naked into the street where a member of the public found her. She suffered a fractured eye socket, broken nose, internal bleeding, a dislocated shoulder and a stab wound to the hand.
Her face was so swollen she was unrecognisable. The woman suffered 20 separate injuries and a lawyer on the case said her injuries were the worst he had ever seen.
Snaresbrook crown court heard that the victim was rushed to the Royal London hospital and continues to receive treatment for the injuries Hutchinson inflicted.
He pleaded guilty to GBH with intent, rape and false imprisonment despite an earlier tweet, posted from his Twitter account, seemingly proclaiming his innocence.
It said: “Whoever’s dumb enough to think I could rape a 17 year girl then so be it. But I could never be that guy. So carry on trying slander my name.”
Judge John Lafferty said Hutchinson “posed a serious threat to members of the public” as he jailed him for 23 years.
Detective Sergeant Jimi Tele, from Newham police, praised the victim’s “bravery and determination” in reporting her ordeal to the police. “Her resoluteness in coming forward and working with the police in securing the imprisonment of a truly dangerous offender is worthy of the highest recognition,” he said.