Drugs boy Ben O'Neill, 15, subjected pensioner to sex attack
A BOY of 15 has been locked up indefinitely after he attempted to "degrade and humiliate" a pensioner by raping and sexually assaulting him.
Ben O'Neill had taken the party drug MCat, also known as 'meow meow' and 'bubble', before he picked on a 65-year-old man in Mansfield.
O'Neill was carrying a bottle of vodka as he walked up to the man, who cannot be identified, and told him they were "going to have some fun together".
The man was "manhandled" into a field and was unable to resist what was happening because of a disability, Nottingham Crown Court heard.
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The boy told the terrified man he was going to have sex with him, forced him to the floor and hit him in the face.
During a terrifying ten-minute ordeal, the boy performed a form of rape, tried to rape him and subjected him to a serious sexual assault before leaving him in the field.
Afterwards, O'Neill turned up at he home of some school friends, drinking from a bottle of alcohol, and effectively "took over", using their laptop and leaving the house with it.
Judge John Milmo, QC, told O'Neill he would serve a minimum of three-and-a-half years before he can apply for parole.
He is subject to detention for public protection, subjecting him to a life on prison licence if he is ever suitable for release.
Judge Milmo said he was satisfied the offences represented a "deliberate attempt to degrade and humiliate" the man.
O'Neill will be required to sign the sex offenders' register indefinitely after his release from custody.
The day before the horrific sex attacks on the pensioner in August, the teenager, of Beck Crescent, Mansfield, had been involved in robbing a 24-year-old man next to Mansfield Woodhouse Railway Station.
The victim had been walking alone at 9.15pm, when he saw a group of 20 youths shouting and laughing.
O'Neill and a second man then broke away and attacked him.
O'Neill grabbed him in a bear hug and the other man inflicted the violence, hitting him on the head with a bottle and leaving him unconscious, the court heard.
The following day, at 6.30am, O'Neill stole a bottle of vodka from a supermarket in order to sell to buy MCat.
An hour-and-a-half later he attacked the pensioner. He admitted robbery, two thefts – the vodka and laptop – rape, attempted rape and the serious sexual assault.