A sadistic couple have been jailed after treating a 14-year-old girl they'd groomed on internet chat rooms as a sex slave.
The schoolgirl told her mother she was going to stay with a schoolfriend before catching a train to Manchester and spending the night with Christopher Zeb, 26, and his mistress Poppy Knight, 22.
The couple then blindfolded, bit and bruised their teenage victim in an horrific 24-hour sex session in a hotel.
Oxford Crown Court heard that married Zeb began an extramarital affair with Knight in 2011, which 'quickly developed into a sadistic sexual relationship'.
Within the relationship, Knight acted as her lover's consenting 'slave', taking pleasure in him inflicting pain upon her. But Zeb also trawled websites and chat rooms looking for younger 'slaves' to feed his sexual desires.
On Easter Sunday last year, Zeb and Knight travelled to Manchester to meet a 14-year-old girl from Bolton, Lancashire, who cannot be named for legal reasons.
After going out for a meal together, the trio went upstairs to the bedroom where the girl was blindfolded and twice forced to perform a sex act on Zeb before embarking on more depraved activities.
The girl's parents had no idea where she was that evening. They didn't know she was in a hotel in a strange city or what was happening to her for that entire night.
The girl, who had returned home with bite marks and bruises after her ordeal, did not complain to the police, but the alarm was raised when the father of a 12-year-old girl from Humberside raised the alarm after discovering Zeb was grooming her online.
The horrified father found out she had sent Zeb pictures of herself and he had asked to meet up with her.
Police raided Zeb's marital home in Banbury, Oxfordshire, last September and seized his computer and a mobile phone found hidden in his loft.
Detectives discovered the hotel room video on his computer, along with a word document entitled 'Slaves In Training' which detailed girls he was targeting on the internet.
Zeb was jailed for six-and-a-half years and Knight for 30 months. They were also ordered to sign the sex offenders register and were banned from contact with children. They were also banned them from using the internet on a computer not fitted with police monitoring software.
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