Two men who saw a homeless woman on the street in cold, wet weather tricked her into coming back to their hotel so they could sexually assault her.
Matthew Bibb, 32, and Jake Johnson, 26, both from Birmingham, told her they would give her a hot drink and let her warm up.
But when they returned to their hotel in Hammersmith, London, they subjected her to a prolonged and violent sexual assault before kicking her out.
The distressed woman fled and reported the incident to the hotel manager and his friends, who helped detain the suspects at the hotel.
Bibb, from Northfield, and Johnson, of no fixed address, had been out to buy booze when they spotted the woman in the cold and lured her with them.
They were arrested when she reported what happened, but initially denied that the victim was in the hotel room or that they assaulted her in November 2018.
Police reviewed CCTV and forensic evidence as well as witness testimony, and ultimately the men were charged.
They later pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault by penetration and were both jailed for 11 years at Isleworth Crown Court on November 23.
Speaking after the case, Detective Constable Carrina Turner said: ‘Bibb and Johnson subjected the victim – a clearly vulnerable woman – to horrific, humiliating and degrading sexual abuse.
“It is exactly these predatory and violent sex offenders that we are committed to removing from our streets.
“I would like to congratulate the victim for his courage and composure throughout this long investigation.
“I know she is still rightly suffering from the long-term effects of such a terrifying ordeal, but I hope she can be comforted by this result and the knowledge that her actions have potentially prevented further offenses. .
“We always treat any allegation of sexual assault seriously and work hard to support and seek justice for the victim.
“I urge all victims to speak to us directly or contact us through a third party support group such as The Havens or London Survivors Gateway. Both offer a 24/7 emergency number if you need to speak to someone for the first time. The most important thing is not to suffer in silence.
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