A Delacombe man will be sentenced next month for the "torture" and false imprisonment of a young woman.
Glenn Anthony Leigh subjected the woman to abuse at his home last year.
The 27-year-old on Tuesday pleaded guilty to more than a dozen charges at the Geelong County Court relating to the horrific 2018 incident.
They include seven counts of intentionally causing injury, one charge of recklessly causing injury, a charge of false imprisonment and possessing a handgun without a licence.
Crown prosecutor Andrew Moore told the court Leigh abused the woman so severely that she sustained permanent injuries, including partial numbness to her face, and had lost some vision in her right eye.
She also suffered serious bruising and leg lacerations that became severely infected and required surgery.
The court heard Leigh often abused the woman in front of others and on one occasion imprisoned the woman by tying her to bed.
Mr Moore said Leigh instructed two associates to drive the woman to her mother's house when she was so badly injured that she had to be taken to hospital.
In a victim impact statement, read to the court, the woman's mother said her daughter's injuries were so severe she spent 10 days in hospital and had to have an operation every second day.
She said Leigh's actions had scarred her family and robbed them of their trust in the good of others.
"I lost the daughter I raised because of what you did," the woman said.
She said she and her family lived in constant fear that Leigh would "come after them".
"My nightmare will continue ... I will never feel safe again," the woman said.
Judge Gerard Mullaly adjourned the hearing for further plea and sentencing at Ballarat County Court in late August.
Leigh was remanded in custody.
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