Sisters 'sexual torture' photos lead police to them

Whitney Notice, 20, (left) and Yasmin Notice, 19, (right) Credit: West Midlands Police

Two sisters who sexually abused a vulnerable man while taking photos have been jailed after police traced them through a mobile phone.

Yasmine and Whitney Notice lured the 22-year-old man with learning difficulties back to their Birmingham flat before subjecting him to a degrading sexual assault.

After plying him with cider they threatened him with a replica handgun and forced him to strip demanding that he performed sex acts.

Officers from West Midlands Police’s Public Protection Unit used advanced telecom analysis to track the images to Yasmine’s phone.

Birmingham Crown Court heard how the pair sexually humiliated him purely for their own wicked amusement before sending photos of the abuse to friends via Blackberry Messenger.

Birmingham Crown Court jailed Yasmin, 19, for seven years, two months and Whitney, was jailed for five years four months.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Emma Fennon, said:

“In the video the man, who is a vulnerable adult, can be seen cowering, fearing for his life, whilst the girls are heard laughing in the background."

Both admitted assault, false imprisonment, and causing a person to engage in sexual activity, whilst Whitney also pleaded guilty to possessing an imitation firearm.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Emma Fennon, said:

“They targeted the man with the express intention of humiliating him for their own pleasure, they even recorded the abuse and boasted about their actions to friends. “In the video, the man – who is a vulnerable adult – can be seen cowering, fearing for his life, whilst the girls are heard laughing in the background. “We believe this may not have been the first time they have carried out such abuse as other images discovered on their phones suggest there could be more victims. “If anyone has suffered such abuse they should report it to police; the matter will be dealt with sensitively by officers specially trained to support victims.”

The sisters met their victim through social media and arranged to meet him for drinks on the night of February 3 this year, after returning to their flat in Duddeston Manor Road they carried out their sexual ‘torture’ plan.

Police were alerted to an image of the abuse sent via BlackBerry the following day which showed the man being sexually assaulted and tormented him with the gun.

Public Protection Unit Detective Inspector Darren Lee, said:

“The sentences reflect the cruelty of the offence…this was a complex inquiry, with phone analysis work needed on seven mobile phones and numerous computer items found in their flat.”

Both sisters were ordered to register as sex offenders for life.