He has made tortured a dozen women in different ways. On one occasion, he waited for the woman to fall asleep before attacking her.
Trigger warning: The story contains details of rape that might be distressing to some readers.
Steven Stalley is someone who has threatened to slit the throat of one of his victims and has waited for another to fall asleep before tying her dog to a radiator and stripping her naked. Such was the cruelty of his attacks on women, but shockingly, the serial rapist was once cleared of rape after he left a 14-year-old girl with the worst sex injuries her doctor has ever seen.
Between the years of 2007 and 2018, the 31-year-old criminal raped three women and stalked nine others, leaving each of them with traumatic memories of his abuse, according to Mirror.
Whenever Stalley would find a woman in the street that he wanted to prey on, he would have brief exchanges with them before demanding their phone numbers out of them. Then, he would go on to pester the women with texts to try and enforce his control over them.
"You approached young women when they were alone and forced them to give you their phone numbers," Judge Tom Hughes told Stalley in court, as quoted by The Gazette. "You persisted in making their lives a misery. They had to block your number and change their lifestyles. They were genuinely living in fear."
His messages to women were threatening, and he even told one victim in a voice message, "I'm gonna slit your throat."
Apart from stalking women, he has also launched sexual attacks on three victims, one of whom he began talking to while she was drunk outside a nightclub. That night, Stalley managed to convince her to let him and two other friends go to her house. Later, when the woman thought the three of them left, she slipped her pajamas over her clothes and slept off, only to be woken up to find Stalley sexually abusing her. The man had hidden and waited for her to fall asleep before taking her clothes off and raping her while her dog was tied to the radiator.
In another attack that he unleashed on a woman, he blatantly ignored her as she sobbed before, during, and after the rape incident. As spine-chilling details were revealed in court, one victim recalled Stalley saying, "you'll enjoy it eventually" as he raped her.
Steven Stalley raped and stalked multiple women.https://t.co/CfXd4OH374— Glasgow Live (@Glasgow_Live) March 18, 2021
Stalley came close to being put behind bars a few years ago after raping a 14-year-old girl in an apartment in 2012. While they were together, the schoolgirl clearly told the man to stop when it became too painful for her, but he continued and left the girl with the worst sex injuries that her doctor has ever seen, according to Glasglow Live. However, the court let Stalley walk free in 2014 after he claimed he thought the girl was 16.
Finally, in March 2021, he was convicted of raping three women and stalking nine others, according to Daily Record. "Women should not have to be subjected to this course of conduct. This type of behavior will never be tolerated by the courts," the judge said during the court session to Stalley, who is still awaiting his sentence for the heinous crimes.
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