Gang that savagely beat pregnant teen sentenced

Baby miraculously survives

By Dave Andrusko

Harief Pearson and cousin Kydie McKenna

Last month, we reposted a nightmarish story from the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children about Harief Pearson, who enlisted the help of his cousin and a teenage girl in a vicious, bloody attempt to abort the baby his then 17-year-old girlfriend refused to kill. Despite relentless beating and having detergent poured down her throat, both the girl and the baby miraculously survived. The baby is due next month.

“Pearson was sentenced to 11 years imprisonment at Harrow Crown Court on Friday after admitting to trying to cause GBH [Grievous Bodily Harm] part-way through the trial,” James Hockaday reported.” His cousin, Kydie McKenna, “was jailed for 10 years after pleading guilty to trying to cause GBH and perverting the course of justice. The teenager admitted to attempting to cause GBH, administering poison to cause a miscarriage, and false imprisonment and was sentenced to four years in a young offenders’ institution.”

Prosecutor James Thacker told the court, ‘She told him she wanted to keep the baby and wanted him to be part of their lives. ‘Mr. Pearson told her he would get someone to kidnap her.’”

Once Pearson learned his girlfriend refused to abort, he “googled ‘how to get rid of an unwanted pregnancy’ and ‘what can heroin do to an unborn baby?’”

The trio “repeatedly kicked the girlfriend in the stomach, back and face as she was held against her will for hours at Pearson’s home in Harlesden, north west London,” Hockaday reported. “They also ripped off one of her nails and poured alcohol over her bloodied face and poured detergent down her mouth when she asked for water.”

According to Hockaday, “The court heard McKenna say [after the attack began]: ‘dunno why you thought you could have his baby’, as the 15-year-old helped wrestle their target to the ground. After about 20 minutes of relentless beating, Pearson told them ‘I don’t think it’s dead yet. Continue.’ before leaving the room.”

Detective Constable Nick Lee said:

‘This was a ferocious and prolonged attack on a vulnerable young girl who was held against her will and savagely beaten.

‘While Pearson did not actually take part in the physical violence, he clearly plotted it and used McKenna and the 16-year-old girl to carry out his plan to cause the victim to miscarry her unborn child.

‘Only when Pearson thought the victim had miscarried, did the assault end. His actions were truly sickening.

‘Thankfully, the baby was unharmed and I hope this sentencing gives the victim some closure, and provides her with the strength she’ll need as she embarks on the next chapter of her life as a mother.’