LONDON, Ont. – Their victim was "gullible and vulnerable," the judge said.
And her testimony was consistent with the shocking photographs of the burns on her body.
This morning, Jonathon Rick and Cynthia Anderson were found guilty of all 10 charges they were facing for torturing a 27-year old woman with cerebral palsy.
One charge of aggravated assault against Rick was dismissed.
The couple were convicted of scalding, burning, whipping and sexually abusing the woman who had been their roommate.
Her identity is protected by court order.
Rick had no reaction to Superior Court Justice Lynne Leitch's verdict and stared straight ahead.
Anderson's eyes filled with tears and she bit her lip.
In her decision, Leitch focused on the account from the victim who told the court she has an intellectual delay which the judge said was "straight-forward, uncontrived, truthful."
The woman told of a harrowing life with the couple who would punish her by pouring boiling water from a tea kettle on various parts of her body, including her genital area, as punishment for various infractions.