A MAN who abducted a 15-year-old girl at gunpoint in Huddersfield and subjected her to a terrifying sex attack has been jailed for life.
Manchester man Anthony Judge, 35, forced the girl into his car by holding a revolver to her head on June 4 this year.
After kidnapping her from the streets of Huddersfield, Judge, who was high on cocaine, told the girl that “all women deserved to die”.
He then drove her to Marsden where he carried out a prolonged sex attack including raping the girl in a lay-by.
The girl, who had been on her way to a sleepover at a friend’s house, was commended by judge James Spencer QC at Leeds Crown Court for her bravery.
He said: “I have nothing but the utmost admiration for the way she dealt with her ordeal.
“One wonders what might have happened had she not been such a brave girl.”
The court was told Judge had driven from Manchester to Huddersfield and was laying in wait when he pounced on the girl.
Kitty Taylor, prosecuting, said: “She was in the middle of her exams at the time and was walking home to get some things before going to her friend’s house for a sleepover.
“As she walked past the defendant’s car he leapt out with a silver revolver in his hand and put it to her temple.
“She tried to hide her mobile phone but he took it from her and removed the battery.
“She thought she was going to be killed.”
The girl was driven to Marsden where the sex attacks took place.
Judge then drove to a petrol station to buy fuel and the girl tried to attract the attention of other customers.
Judge raped the girl again before releasing her in Huddersfield and told her he was going to drive off and kill himself. He said: “For what it’s worth, I’m sorry”.
Judge, of Alexandra Street, Manchester, handed himself in to police two days later.
He told officers he had been “drugged out of his head” during the horrific attack and claimed a voice in his head called Norman made him have violent urges.
He pleaded guilty to kidnap, two offences of rape, two counts of sexual assault and possessing a prohibited weapon.
He was jailed for life but told he could be considered for parole after six years.