A vile man who carried out a sustained and brutal attack on a disabled young woman in her home has been jailed for 15 years.


Attar Khan, 33, subjected the woman to a prolonged and violent attack that lasted through the night after a whiskey drinking session at her flat.

Khan went to the woman’s house on January 6 earlier this year and after having a few drinks he began the ‘sadistic’ attack on the woman.

He started to slap and punch the woman, who he knew had mental health issues, and then stabbed and slashed her with a knife as she tried to defend herself.

She was stabbed in her thigh and slashed across the arms.

At one point he told the young woman to get down on her knees and beg for forgiveness.

St Albans Crown Court heard that after enduring a whole night of torture the woman was allowed to leave her home at 8:30am and told to go buy him some tobacco.

Once she had left the flat she managed to alert the police who arrived to find the woman with a swollen face, marks to her throat, and wounds to her body which were described as ‘gaping’.

Police arrested Khan at the woman’s flat a short while later.

Police seized Khan’s mobile phone and found sickening video clips he had taken of the torture were he forced the woman to eat food that he had put his excrement in.

He pleaded guilty to actual bodily harm and wounding her with intent to cause her serious harm.

The court was told that unemployed Khan had 18 previous convictions and had spent most of his adult life drinking and taking drugs.

Judge Plumstead told Khan: “It was a ferocious, sadistic and violent attack. You were brutal towards this young woman. She suffered really serious harm at your hands. You battered her”.

He then sentenced Khan to 15 years, of which the custody element of the sentence would be 11 years and once free he would be on licence for four years.