Last week Christopher Green, 20, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated sexual assault, and was sentenced to 12 years in prison. The attack, on a 24-year-old woman, occurred on May 25, 2012. The victim had been drinking in her home with friends, and fell asleep only to wake to Green, and an attack so brutal that would leave her mind and body permanently scarred.
After the woman’s friends left her house, located in an unnamed remote Manitoba community, she awoke to Green trying to kiss her. Green had not been a guest in her house, and the mother of three did not know how he got in. She rejected him and set off a rage-fueled attack in which he stabbed her more than 30 times with a pair of scissors as the victim drifted in and out of consciousness. She later said, ”He kept me in the house and wouldn’t let me go. He said I was attractive and raped me.”
She managed to get out of the house, but Green caught up with her and dragged into a ditch where he continued the assault. When it was over, witnesses say she emerged from the ditch half naked, and crawled the short distance to her aunt’s house.
Police found blood soaked and splattered all over the house, and the words, ”I had fun.” written on the kitchen wall in the victim’s blood. They recovered a bloody knife and a pair of bloody plastic scissors from the scene.
RCMP found Green at a nearby home. He was reportedly covered in dried blood. He said that he had just “gotten too drunk,” adding “Just kill me … I know what I did was wrong.” When RCMP arrested him the court heard that he said, ”he was sorry, that he deserved (to be arrested) and he couldn’t believe what he had done.”
The next day in custody Green asked “Is that person still alive?“ She had been airlifted to a hospital in Winnipeg where it took three surgical teams to repair the damage. The woman is reportedly is still traumatized, fearful of men, and covered with prominent scars on her face and neck.
Greens attorney had argued for leniency based on his client’s “unfortunate history” of 25 foster homes and two suicide attempts. Before his sentencing Green told the Judge Tim Preston, ”Normally, I’m a really nice guy.”
The judge was not moved. He reminded Green that the victim “would never be the same,” and said “If this isn’t clear by now, I thoroughly denounce what you did.”
During the sentencing, Preston used phrases like, “explosion of brutality” and ”perverse and sadistic celebration,” and words like “Prolonged. Brutal. Vicious. Appalling… in short, horrific.” He concluded that “The public needs protection from Mr. Green.”