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Rapper jailed for raping, torturing and beating a woman he kept prisoner in his home

A rapper who imprisoned a woman in his flat while he raped, beat and burnt her with an iron has been jailed for 23 years.

Courtney Hutchinson

Courtney Hutchinson attacked his 20-year-old victim over three days before she managed to escape and flee naked into the street.

The 32-year-old even burnt her with an iron and filmed the attack on his phone as he forced the woman to beg for her life as he told her to call her mum and say goodbye.

The attack began in February last year when she drove to a flat Hutchinson used near London's City Airport, east London, when he immediately began attacking, punching and kicking her.

Afterwards he forced her to eat a meal before going to bed and becoming even angrier then next morning and repeatedly hitting her.

He went on to push the legs of a chair into her stomach, drag her around the flat by her hair and whip her repeatedly with a phone charger cable.

He pressed a heated iron onto her exposed skin several times before holding it above her face and demanding she burn herself as she pleaded with him to stop.

Hutchinson told his victim she needed to be punished and made her put her hands behind her back while he punched her in the face and throat.

The force of his attack left the woman with 40 injuries, including a fractured eye socket, broken nose, dislocated shoulder, stab wound to the hand and severe burns.

Hutchinson told the victim that she would die the next day. He counted down the hours, telling the victim to call her mother and say goodbye, before going on to rape her.

On the third day Hutchinson continued his assault, also forcing her into a hot shower and stamping on her burns.

He filmed her, making her state on camera that she was a bad person.

Throughout the entire ordeal he kept her naked until she finally saw an opportunity to escape and fled naked into the street.

Hutchinson was arrested and questioned about the events of that weekend. He initially denied the accusations writing on his Twitter account in July:

He was jailed for life and was sentenced to 23 years in prison.

Detective Sergeant Jimi Tele, from Newham Police, said:

I would like to praise the bravery and determination of the victim of this truly harrowing ordeal.

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.

Courtney Hutchinson subjected his victim to the most shocking and repeated levels of violence.

It was her determination, in company with the skill of the investigation team, that allowed the full severity of the attack to be revealed and that ultimately led to Hutchinson's arrest and conviction.

– Detective Sergeant Jimi Tele, Newham Police

Hutchinson, of Brixton, south London, will also remain on the sex offenders register for life.