Trio forced pregnant teenager to drink laundry detergent in horrific attack

Harief Pearson, 22, right and Kydie McKenna. The pair, and a 16-year-old girl, attacked a pregnant 17-year-old and poured laundry detergent down her throat in a bid to make her miscarry. (CPS)

Three people have admitted taking part in an attack on a pregnant teenager where they forced laundry detergent into her mouth in a bid to make her miscarry.

The victim, who was 17 at the time, was kept hostage for hours as she was punched and stamped on during the attack in Harlesden in December 2018.

Harief Pearson, 22, his cousin Kydie McKenna, 22, and a 16-year-old girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, all pleaded guilty to several offences at Harrow Crown Court.

Pearson orchestrated the attack at his home "because he did not want to be a father", according to prosecutors.

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He had searched "how to get rid of an unwanted pregnancy" and "what can heroin do to an unborn baby" on his phone before the attempt to get rid of the child.

He told the pregnant victim "it didn't have to be like this" as his two accomplices punched, stamped and kicked the girl on her stomach, back and chest, then ripped off one of her nails and poured alcohol over her face.

Despite the violence, the child survived the attack, a report from the BBC said.

Luisa Stuart, prosecuting, said both Pearson and McKenna had threatened the 17-year-old to stop her telling the police what had happened during the "vicious, shameful and pre-meditated attack".

Pearson admitted attempting to cause grievous bodily harm with intent and perverting the course of justice on 6 June, part-way through his trial.

The 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, also pleaded guilty mid-trial to attempting to cause grievous bodily harm with intent, administering poison with intent to procure a miscarriage, and false imprisonment.

McKenna, from Royal Park, Ealing, admitted attempting to cause grievous bodily harm with intent and perverting the course of justice at a hearing on May 10.

The trio will be sentenced at Harrow Crown Court on July 5.

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