MAN GETS LIFE FOR “TORTURE CHAMBER”RAPE IN MOBILE HOME
November 5, 2019
Joshua Rhett Miller
A Georgia man will likely die in prison after being convicted of raping and assaulting a woman over 13 hours in his mobile home – a nightmarish “torture chamber,” she told a judge.
Timothy Hinton, 59, was sentenced Monday to three concurrent life sentences plus an additional 71 years in prison for attacking the woman in May 2018 in his Stockbridge mobile home, where she was choked, shocked with a Taser and held down by two other women as Hinton tried to cut off her finger, the Henry County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement Monday.
Hinton held the woman captive after hitting her in the head and injecting her with drugs, causing her to lose consciousness. When she awoke, she found herself tied up with duct tape while being raped by Hinton, prosecutors said.
She described Hinton’s home as a “torture chamber” during trial testimony, saying the walls were covered with knives and swords, according to prosecutors.
“This is about as brutal, horrible, vicious and mean-spirited as crime comes,” Judge Brian Amero told Hinton at sentencing. “It is a level of pain and brutality that is really hard to fathom that was displayed by this conduct – almost an inhuman trait to what we’ve seen here over this last week.”
Hinton’s two female accomplices who took part in the attack have pleaded guilty to charges of false imprisonment. They are expected to be sentenced later this week after testifying against Hinton during his trial, authorities said.
Hinton knew the victim through her boyfriend’s mother and went to his mobile home to buy marijuana, a spokeswoman for the Henry County District Attorney’s Office told The Post.
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