KEY POINTS

  • Brenton Healey was accused of having intercourse with teen girls
  • He asked them to perform sexual favors in exchange for drugs 
  • He gave the younger girl a medicine so strong that she vomited on herself

Two teenage girls in New Zealand were cautioned by the police after they thrashed a sexual predator with bats for forcing them to have sexual encounters with him in exchange for supplying drugs including marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine and MDMA. 

The man, identified as 34-year-old Brenton Healey of Mildura, pleaded guilty to 14 charges in connection with the abuse, including two counts of supplying addictive drugs to a child and two counts of sexual penetration of a child aged under 16, between March and June in 2020, the NZ Herald reported. 

After meeting the two girls, aged 15 and 17, on Snapchat, Healey began supplying marijuana and other drugs to them, and started to groom them for the sexual encounters, the outlet reported. Prosecutor Abbie Roodenburg said in court Healey "wanted sexual acts for the drugs that he supplied, and this happened about once a week." 

When the 17-year-old girl refused to perform a sexual act on him on one occasion, Healey told her he wouldn't give her a lift home until she did what she was asked to do. The man was also accused of giving the younger girl a strong pain medication once, causing her to vomit and urinate on herself, following which he forced her to have sex with him in his car. 

The 15-year-old victim told the cops it was her first experience of intercourse and that it left her with very low self-esteem and "petrified of males."

"I was waiting to find the right guy and he took that opportunity from me," the unidentified victim told cops, according to NZ herald. "After what happened, every time I showered for a few months I couldn't even look in the mirror. I would scrub myself so hard and still would feel dirtier than anything."

The first time Healey touched the 15-year-old girl she was "very drug-affected" from marijuana he gave her, and she started to cry, Roodenburg told the court, according to News.com.au. 

The girl then confided in her parents, school and the police about the string of abuse. One day, she showed up at Healey's house with the 17-year-old victim, grabbed a cricket and a baseball bat that he owned, and beat him up until he "told them he would do whatever they wanted," NZ Herald reported. 

"The pain I have seen on my daughter has been nearly too much to bear. To her unbelievable credit, she has picked her life up and put herself back on track," the girl's father said in court.

Healey is set to be sentenced Friday. 

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