Stephanie Littlewood, a mother-of-one from Leeds, United Kingdom, took to Facebook to share her domestic abuse story and to warn other women in similar situation. She details how in April, her partner, Wayne Hoban, beat her “nearly to death,” after she turned him down for sex.
She decided to share graphic photos of her injuries on social media to encourage other victims of domestic abuse to come forward.
She starts by describing the assault:
“He was in a foul mood with me all night and wanted sex with me but because I turned him down he turned angry and aggressive. Ragging me around my bed numerous times and slamming me back onto it leaving me in tears under the quilt, he walked out.”
“Seconds later returning ragging the whole quilt off of me and throwing it onto the floor, gripping me by my ankle and pulling me off the bed, throwing me onto the floor he then sat on top of me and strangled me to the floor so i couldn’t move continuously punching me 40-50 times to the left side of my face breaking my jaw and knocking out 3 teeth (including a back one) also chipped my front top tooth! He knocked me unconscious & continued to beat me!”
And then pleads for people to share the post in the hopes that it will save another person from the abuse.
“I was rushed to hospital and taken into resus to wait for CT scans as the hospital thought i would be left brain damaged or with a bleed to my brain. 6 months later and I’m still awaiting construction work on my bottom teeth. Not to mention how this has affected me emotionally.”
“Today we was in court he has been found guilty as a women beating scum and sentenced to 16 months in prison.”
“PLEASE CAN ALL MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY & THEIR FRIENDS SHARE THIS POST AND WARN OTHER WOMEN OUT THERE OF WHAT THIS MONSTER IS!!!”
On Wednesday, Hoban was found guilty of unlawful wounding and was jailed for 16 months. This is a lesser offense than he was previously charged with. Littlewood explained to reporters exactly why she posted the images online: