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Lloyd Phillips jailed for rape and police want potential victims to come forward
HE is the monster who repeatedly raped and sexually assaulted a young woman for nine hours – while she was unconscious.
Vile Lloyd Phillips had fed his victim a cocktail of drugs and alcohol, having duped her into thinking he was taking her to a pop concert.
Instead she became seriously ill and suffered seizures, leaving her at the mercy of the depraved 48-year-old who then carried out a catalogue of hellish abuse in a hotel.
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Many of the details of what he did to her while she was incapacitated and the injuries she suffered at his hands are too horrific to be reported.
With his 22-year-old victim slumped unconscious in a wheelchair, he pushed her from his car into the hotel – telling staff she was his girlfriend who was disabled and drunk.
He then carried out the sickening ordeal throughout the night while she lay motionless on the bed, completely unaware.
The full, horrifying details of Phillips’ vile crimes – which landed him with an 11-year jail term last month– can only now be revealed by the Daily Echo after legal restrictions prevented us from reporting the case previously.
It comes as police reveal they believe Phillips is a sexual predator who has raped many more victims and today appealed for them to come forward.
Well known as the former owner of a shop that sold legal highs in Southampton, Phillips had been facing further charges relating to selling illegal drugs.
However, this week, as he prepared to stand trial, he changed his plea and admitted possessing class B and class C drugs, which he had sold as legal highs called “Giggle” and “Magic”.
The married man, who lived in Portland Terrace, Southampton, has been behind bars since last month after being found guilty by a jury at Harrow Crown Court of two counts of rape, three counts of sexual assault by penetration and one count of sexual assault.
He was acquitted of one charge of supplying drugs with intent.
The case was a retrial after the original proceedings had to be stopped, during which time Phillips was released on bail and was living in Southampton.
The court heard how at the time the victim, who once regarded Phillips as a friend, was at a low point in her life and was having problems at work.
Just weeks before Christmas 2011 he offered her tickets to accompany him to see a concert at Wembley, picked her up from her home and gave her a capsule and a can of the high-alcohol Crunk juice to wash it down.
The drug, which he later said was Ecstasy, was in fact found to be controlled substance BZP, a stimulant that can trigger epileptic seizures and fits.
It had such an effect on the woman that she was left with little memory of the car journey to London.
But CCTV footage recovered by police revealed what happened next as Phillips could be seen arriving at the hotel, near Wembley Stadium, asking staff to give him a wheelchair.
Phillips wheeling his unconscious victim to the hotel room
Cameras then showed him wheeling the girl from his car, her head slumped forward and with his bag resting on her legs as he headed to a lift and the room.
Aside from a brief memory of a clock that read “3.48” and a feeling that she was “contorted”, the woman had no memory of what happened, the court was told.
She woke confused, with Phillips telling her they had engaged in a night of consensual sex.
It was some 24 hours later that the effects of the drug began to wear off and the full, horrifying impact of what had happened to her started to emerge.
Feeling ill, unable to use the toilet, her tongue and her arms bruised, she went to hospital where doctors took one look at her and called in police.
Jailing Phillips, Judge Mrs Justice Levy told him: “She suffered two or three seizures outside in the car park, but you did not seek medical assistance because you were worried you could not stay in the hotel.
“You told her she had chosen to have nine hours of sex instead of going to the concert. She did not remember anything of the things you talked about. It came as a complete shock to her.”