Call for action on violent porn after 'barbaric' teenager convicted of rape and attempted murder
Pornography depicting rape must be banned campaigners said last night, after a âbarbaricâ teenager obsessed with sexually violent images raped and bludgeoned his victim on his 17th birthday, leaving her for dead.
Charlie Pearce was caught on CCTV first running towards the victim then away from the scene with part of a paving slab tucked under his arm.
His parents turned him in after they recognised him following a public appeal by police.
A judge yesterday ordered that Pearce, who is still a juvenile, be named following his conviction for attempted murder.
He had already pleaded to two counts of raping her and causing grievous bodily harm with intent as she walked home at night through Victoria Park, in Leicester, on July 3.
Pearceâs victim, who is in her 20s, told the court in a statement: âBefore this horrific incid ent I was an independent young woman. Last July I woke up from a coma not knowing what I had been through.
âI have to live with the violent injuries as well as the physical and psychological impact they have had on me and will continue to have on me.âSource: Google News