AN EXPECTANT father and his cousin who he hired to try and kill his unborn child by pouring detergent down the pregnant teen’s throat have been jailed for 21 years.
Harief Pearson, 22, enlisted his cousin Kydie McKenna, 22, and a 16-year-old girl who cannot be named, to try and force a miscarriage because he “did not want to ab a father”.
The 17-year-old victim was held hostage for hours at Pearson’s home in Harlesdon, North West London on December 12.
Harrow Crown Court heard the evil Pearson searched “how to get rid of an unwanted pregnancy at one month” and “what time is easiest to lose a baby” on his phone before the disturbing attack.
The victim visited his home the day before the attack and stayed overnight.
She tried to leave the next day when she discovered Pearson was in a relationship with the teen, who was 15 at the time.
Pearson told the victim she could not leave and snatched her phone from her.
McKenna arrived later wearing a balaclava and put the victim in a chokehold to try and tackle her to the floor with the help of the 15-year-old.
She told the victim “dunno why you thought you could have his baby”.
‘I DON’T THIS ITS DEAD YET, CONTINUE’
McKenna and 15-year-old girl kicked and stamped on the pregnant girl in the stomach, back and chest, causing blood to spatter over the walls.
The 15-year-old “without hesitation” ripped off one of the victim’s nails and McKenna poured alcohol over her bloodied face, the court heard.
Liquid laundry detergent was poured down the pregnant teen’s throat when she asked for water.
Pearson told the girls “I don’t think it’s dead yet, continue” before leaving the room 20 minutes in to the attack.
The unborn child survived and the victim is expected to give birth next month.
The court heard a 999 call McKenna made where she told the operator she found the victim on the street.
She also told the operator she didn’t have a mobile phone despite CCTV footage showing she had one in her hand.
Pearson admitted attempting to cause grievous bodily harm with intent and perverting the course of justice mid-way through his trial.
The 15-year-old girl, who is from the Hammersmith area, admitted attempting to cause grievous bodily harm with intent, administering poison with intent to procure a miscarriage and false imprisonment. She had previously pleaded guilty to theft.
McKenna, from Park Royal, North West London, earlier admitted attempting to cause grievous bodily harm with intent and perverting the course of justice.
I know this is something I will not be able to forget. My life has been affected in many ways.
The 17-year-old victim
Lady Justice Simler jailed Pearson for 11 years and McKenna to 10 years in prison.
The teenage defendant received four years long term detention.
A restraining order against all three defendants from contacting the victim or her child will be decided at a later date.
James Thacker, prosecuting, said: “Some violence was gratuitous, such as the ripping off the thumbnail.
“We say it was good fortune that the foetus survived. This was nothing other than a sustained and vicious assault.
“Their intent was to cause an abortion.”
The 17-year-old victim said in a statement read to the court: “I know this is something I will not be able to forget.
“My life has been affected in many ways.”
The judge said: “There were no lasting injuries to the victim or the foetus and she remains pregnant.
“She was particularly vulnerable, she was known to be pregnant well before the attack started.
“This was a sustained and repeated assault on her.”
‘YOU ARE DANGEROUS’
Addressing Pearson, the judge said: “You planned it and involved the other two to do your dirty work.
“That makes you all the more dangerous. You manipulated others to achieve your own criminal end.
“This was a particularly serious assault on a young woman with an intent to procure a miscarriage.
“You demonstrate a concerning detachment and a complete lack of empathy or remorse for a victim who was vulnerable.
“You are a dangerous young man.”
Lady Justice Simler also sentenced McKenna to a concurrent sentence of six and a half years for a robbery dating back to 2018.
Turning to McKenna, the judge said: “You played a leading role although it was slightly lesser than Pearson who was the instigator of all of this.”
Sentencing the teenager, she added: “A custodial sentence should be a last resort for children and young people.
“I am satisfied that a risk of harm posed by you in the future is very high.
“It is necessary to protect the public from that risk.”
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Luisa Stuart, from the CPS, said: “This was a vicious, shameful and premeditated attack on a vulnerable young pregnant victim. It was orchestrated by Pearson because he did not want to be a father.
“I hope these convictions provide some level of comfort to the victim who has shown immense bravery throughout this investigation and trial.
“The CPS takes allegations of violence extremely seriously and will prosecute perpetrators where there is sufficient evidence to do so.”
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