Two alcoholic brothers who took a fellow street drinker back to their home and horrifically raped him were today jailed for a combined total of 20 years.
Dale Saddington and his brother Nigel met their victim on Lincoln High Street and walked with him back to their home in the Boultham Moor area of the city.
Richard Thatcher, prosecuting, told Lincoln Crown Court that the victim became unnerved when he entered the property but was stopped from leaving.
The two brothers then carried out the violent attack on him while their mother lay in bed in the same room just a few feet away.
The victim eventually managed to get away but was initially chased by Nigel Saddington.
He reached the sanctuary of a nearby fish and chip shop and later left the area and contacted police.
Mr Thatcher said that all three men had been drinking heavily during the day and Nigel Saddington later confessed he had drunk between 30 and 40 cans of lager.
He said the victim, who was already a nervous man, was badly affected by the incident and has since left Lincoln to live in another area.
Dale Saddington, 37, of Reynolds Drive, Lincoln, admitted a charge of rape arising out of the incident in September 2013. He was jailed for nine years and three months.
Nigel Saddington, 30, also of Reynolds Drive, denied rape but was convicted by a jury. He was jailed for 11 years.
Both men were described as having learning difficulties and were assisted by an intermediary during the case to help them understand proceedings.
Michael Cranmer-Brown, mitigating for Dale Saddington, said his client had combined alcohol with legal highs and had no recollection of what happened.
“He said it was a very lethal cocktail. It was that which caused him to behave in the way he did. He has no recollection of it.”
Julia Mackworth, for Nigel Saddington, said he had a mental age of just eight.
Passing sentence Judge John Pini QC said the victim was so traumatized that he initially refused to have a medical examination.
Judge Pini told them: “His ordeal has left him nervous and untrusting of people.”
DI Simon Lovett of Lincolnshire Police said: “The work undertaken in this case was painstaking, meticulous and dedicated. This is professional work at its best.
“This was a complex and difficult case with a very vulnerable victim but DC Dave Moxham and ISVA Carolyn Wright picked it up and we presented it to CPS and as a result there was an excellent result for the victim in the convictions of two violent criminals.
“This was a high profile case with media scrutiny. DC Moxham and Independent Sexual Violence Advisor Carolyn Wright deserve recognition for their hard work in the success of this case.”