A 27-year-old man has pleaded guilty to assaulting a teenager, causing extensive injuries, while she was falsely imprisoned at his Delacombe home last year.
After the assaults in February and March, Glenn Anthony Leigh requested his brother Bryan Raymond Leigh and friend Christopher Forster drive the injured woman to her mother’s Geelong house where she was dumped on the front lawn.
The teenager had extensive bruising and an infected open cut wound on her leg as a result of the bashings in Delacombe.
Glenn Leigh, who is in custody, pleaded guilty at the Ballarat Magistrates Court on Thursday to 14 charges stemming from the horrific incident.
They include six counts of assault, six counts of intentionally causing injury without lawful excuse, one count of recklessly causing injury without excuse and one count of false imprisonment.
Leigh also pleaded guilty to a further five charges, including perverting the course of justice by pressuring the teenager to retract her statement with Victoria Police between April 22 and May 9 while in prison, possessing controlled weapons without excuse and possessing a handgun while being a non-prohibited person.
The prosecution withdrew up to 30 charges for Leigh’s guilty plea.
He was remanded in custody until March where a plea hearing is expected to be held before a County Court judge in Ballarat.
Glenn Leigh’s co-accused, Forster and Bryan Leigh, have pleaded guilty to threatening to inflict serious injury over their role in the incident.
On March 11, the pair drove the injured teenager from Delacombe to Geelong and at one point, held an axe to her head.
They deny they blindfolded her, however she will give evidence on this via video link at the Ballarat Magistrates Court on Friday.
Forster, 23, remains in custody while Bryan Leigh, 22, is on remand.