The two men and a woman charged with torturing a 22-year-old man, described as "mentally disabled" and "vulnerable, for three weeks appeared briefly in court yesterday (February 19), the Toronto Star reports. Dakota Thompson, 20, Stanley Brown, 30, Nathaniel Jug, 22, were charged with forcible confinement, aggravated assault, aggravated sexual assault, threatening death and robbery. A 17-year-old boy has also been arrested in connection with the man's abuse. Dakota Thompson, 20, Stanley Brown, 30, Nathaniel Jug, 22, were charged with forcible confinement, aggravated assault, aggravated sexual assault, threatening death and robbery. According to the Toronto Star:
There are very few details reported about the victim, who is said to have lived alone on “disability assistance” and had not been reported missing. Although he was reported to be near death when discovered by police, he is now reported to be recovering quickly in hospital and may be released in the next few days.
The attacks were primarily sadistic, Beech said. “It would be fair to say it was a power trip.”
Police allege the “very trusting” man was lured to the Corktown apartment and held captive for weeks. He was burned, beaten with fists and martial arts-style weapons and sexually assaulted.
Officers found him lying prone in a back room with a fractured skull, burns and bruises all over his body and blood poisoning.
Police have refused to reveal what caused extreme “toxification” of his blood.
For additional details, see this story in the Globe and Mail.