A Georgia man will spend the rest of his life behind bars after raping and assaulting a woman for 13 hours in what she described as a “torture chamber” lined with knives and swords.
Timothy Hinton, 59, was sentenced Monday to three concurrent life sentences plus an additional 71 years in prison for the brutal rape of a woman in his Stockbridge mobile home, according to a statement from the Henry County District Attorney’s Office.
“This is about as brutal, horrible, vicious and mean-spirited as crime comes,” Judge Brian Amero said during the sentencing. “It’s a level of pain and brutality that is really hard to fathom that was displayed by this conduct—almost an inhumane trait to what we’ve seen here over this last week.”
The woman testified in court that she was struck in the head and injected with drugs that caused her to pass out during the attack. When she woke up, she was bound with tape and was being raped by Hinton, who held her captive in his mobile home for 13 hours as she endured horrific abuse that included being choked and stunned with a Taser.
She also testified that at one point two women helped hold her down while Hinton tried to cut off her finger and that he conducted a full cavity search of her body.
The victim referred to the mobile home—which had knives and swords covering the walls—as a “torture chamber.”
The victim reportedly knew Hinton through her boyfriend’s mother. She had gone to his home the day of the attack to buy marijuana, a spokesperson for the Henry County District Attorney’s Office told The New York Post.
Hinton was found guilty by a jury of one count of rape, two counts of aggravated sexual battery, three counts of aggravated assault, one count of false imprisonment and one count of battery.
The two other women who played a role in the attack have pleaded guilty to false imprisonment and other charges. They both testified against Hinton during his trial and will be sentenced later this week, the attorney’s office said.
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