An Edmonton woman is suing a group of alleged violent criminals who are accused of torturing her, including burning her with cigarettes and nearly severing two of her toes with an axe.
In a statement of claim filed July 15, Starr Nguyen alleges she went to a north-side investment property owned by her then-partner on July 17, 2014, to oversee renovations being done there.
According to the statement of claim, Nguyen found the contractors tied up and was surrounded by the eight defendants, who bound her hands and feet and took her to a laundry room in the basement.
Nguyen alleges the men sexually groped her, burned her with cigarettes, hit her head and back with a baseball bat, hit her entire body with the blunt side of an axe and used the sharp side of the axe to almost sever two toes on her right foot.
She is seeking $200,000 from the defendants, including from David Nguyen, Sean Jennings and Fabik Gorjok who police say they have charged in connection to the home invasion. The other defendants are Daquin Lee, Jonathan Henry and three unidentified males that include one youth.
In June 2015, police announced they had arrested a group of men for a string of extreme violence that shocked even seasoned investigators, and which included two homicides and a home invasion during which they say a victim had three toes cut off and was sexually assaulted.
“The level of violence exercised by this group was almost unprecedented,” said Edmonton Police Service Staff Sgt. Brad Goeson at the time. “We are very relieved as a group to have these guys in custody and facing charges.”