These are the faces of 11 criminals locked up for crimes linked to Merseyside this past week.
Judges had to deal with men who subjected females of all ages to horrific abuse.
This included horrendous domestic violence and depraved sexual attacks on women and children.
Courts also heard about a yob who spat on a nurse, despite current fears over coronavirus.
And they dealt with a drug dealer who thought he was too clever to be caught by police, but was locked up all the same.
Here is an overview of some of the most serious cases to have concluded this week.
Mark Doyle made a young mum's life "a living nightmare" with a disgusting "campaign of terror".
The 35-year-old targeted an "extremely vulnerable" victim, who he humiliated and degraded "on an almost daily basis".
He mocked her weight, put her food in a dog bowl, wouldn't let her go to the toilet alone, and destroyed her clothes.
Doyle stabbed, punched, bit and choked the woman, robbed her at knifepoint, and even wished her children dead.
The vile bully, of Frederick Street, St Helens, has a history of attacking women, including three former partners.
Judge Garret Byrne said: "This is one of the most serious cases of its type that the court has seen in recent years."
Doyle admitted controlling and coercive behaviour, robbery, two counts of battery, criminal damage, assault causing actual bodily harm, and malicious communication, during 13 months of abuse, which began in February 2019.
Desmond Lennon, defending, said he was a drug addict and alcoholic and there was "almost a Jekyll and Hyde aspect to his character".
Doyle was jailed for seven and a half years, with an extended two and a half years on licence.
Convicted rapist Jon Womack was released from jail on licence then tried to meet a 14-year-old girl for sex.
The now 40-year-old was locked up for six years in August 2016, after raping a vulnerable woman in her 30s.
The registered sex offender served half of the sentence behind bars, before he was set free in August last year.
But within six months Womack, of Greenfield Way, Allerton, was online looking for a new victim - this time a child.
However, the person the evil pervert thought was a young girl was in fact an adult, from a 'paedophile hunter' group.
Justice4Kids set up a fake profile on a dating website called Oasis in January and a judge said Womack "took the bait".
He sent her a picture of his penis, discussed how she could perform sex acts on him, and arranged to meet up.
But members of the group met him near Liverpool Lime Street Station on February 8 and he was arrested by the police.
Womack admitted attempted sexual communication with a child and attempting to meet a child following grooming.
The dad-of-three was jailed for four years, with an extended two years on licence.
He must sign on the Sex Offenders Register and comply with a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for life.
Dean Weaver stabbed a guest at his house party with a combat knife before setting off a ferocious dog attack.
The convicted heroin dealer, 28, of Fidler Street in Thatto Heath, St Helens, struck at around 5.15am on September 15 last year.
Joshua Goddard, 30, had been on a night out with friends in St Helens town centre and ended up at the party in Weaver's home.
Things turned ugly and Weaver plunged the knife into Mr Goddard's arm, before setting his Staffordshire bull terrier on the victim.
The dog, named Snoop, caused deep puncture wounds to Mr Goddard's upper arms and both legs, leaving him with severe scarring.
The dog attack continued even as Mr Goddard ran into the street in a bid to escape, before police and paramedics attended.
Weaver admitted being in charge of a dog dangerously out of control and was convicted of wounding with intent after a trial.
He was previously jailed for three years and four months for two counts of supplying heroin and two of supplying crack cocaine in 2017.
Weaver was locked up for eight years in total and the court ordered the dog be destroyed.
Cocaine addict Stephen Farrell repeatedly stabbed a young mum when she rescued her seven-year-old daughter from him.
The woman, who along with her child cannot be named for legal reasons, woke one night to hear her little girl screaming in bed.
The Wirral mum found the 32-year-old with his hands around the scared child's neck, gripping tight, while holding the eight inch blade.
Farrell released his grip and stabbed the mum, knifing her seven times in total, after pinning her down on the floor, in a pool of blood.
Judge David Aubrey, QC, said: "The events were a mother's worst nightmare... she believed that her time was up and she was going to die."
The victim managed to disarm Farrell, of Upton Road, Moreton, and following a fight when he shoved her daughter, locked the bedroom door.
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The woman suffered multiple wounds to both buttocks, the right side of her chest, her right foot, both thighs, and her left arm, elbow, hand and fingers.
She underwent surgery to open and close the chest wound, received further stitches, and sustained tendon and nerve damage to her left arm and hand.
Farrell was charged with attempted murder of the woman and assault causing actual bodily harm against the child.
However, having consulted with the mum, prosecutors accepted guilty pleas to the lesser offences of wounding with intent and common assault.
Farrell was jailed for eight years and eight months, with an extended three years and four months on licence.
Paul Martin broke his partner's arm - just because she went to the pub with a female friend.
The drunken 58-year-old flew into a rage after Karen McIntyre didn't meet him at a Wetherspoons pub in Liverpool.
And when he learned she had gone for a drink with a pal instead, he repeatedly stamped on the vulnerable victim.
The couple were together for some 10 years and lived in Lind Street, Walton, before the attack on February 7 this year.
Paul Blasbery, prosecuting, said: "She asked him what the problem was and he said he had been in the pub on his own."
Martin grabbed her from behind by the hair, dragged her to the floor, then kicked and stamped on her, and punched her.
A friend later took her to hospital by taxi, but Martin followed and was heard to say: "Tell them you just fell over."
Martin, now of no fixed address, initially denied any wrongdoing, but he later admitted causing grievous bodily harm.
He has 33 previous convictions for 40 offences, mostly for theft, but his record includes battery in 2013.
Martin was jailed for 23 months and handed a two-year restraining order.
Ryan Kennedy and Liam Rogan
Ryan Kennedy and Liam Rogan kidnapped a vulnerable teenager outside a pizza shop before attacking him with a stun gun.
The 17-year-old boy was shoved into a blue Ford Fiesta outside Luigi's Pizza on William Henry Street, in Everton, last September.
It is believed the boy was being criminally exploited at the time of the kidnapping and assault by Kennedy, 26, and Rogan, 30.
While holding the teen, Kennedy and Rogan tried to burgle Lazer Schoolwear on London Road, before threatening him with a Samurai sword.
The kidnap was reported to police before the victim escaped and hid in a woodland near Netherfield Road South, where officers found him.
Kennedy, of Westmoreland Place, Vauxhall, and, Rogan, of no fixed address, were found guilty of kidnapping and assault after a trial.
Kennedy was also convicted of possession of a controlled drug.
He was jailed for eight years and Rogan was jailed for six years.
Daniel Grattan slashed a woman's face with scissors before raping her in a horrifying ordeal.
The remorseless 29-year-old also tried to burn the breast of the victim - who has anonymity for life - with a lighter.
He kicked, punched and attempted to strangle the woman, banged her head against a wall, and even bit her.
Grattan, of no fixed address but from Wirral, sexually assaulted the victim, then carried out the disturbing rape.
But when jailed over his terrifying attacks, he stuck both of his middle fingers up at a judge, in a final act of defiance.
Grattan headbutted the woman, spat at her, warned her not to contact police, threatened to kill her family, then raped her.
He admitted assault causing actual bodily harm and another charge, which cannot be reported for legal reasons.
Grattan denied assault by penetration and rape, but a jury unanimously found him guilty of both charges after a trial.
He has a history of convictions for assaults against ex-partners and for battering a homeless person in Birkenhead.
His latest victim was left feeling anxious, nervous about going out in public, had problems sleeping, and suffered depression.
Grattan was jailed for 10 years and three months, with an extended five years on licence.
He was told to sign on the Sex Offenders Register for life and made an indefinite restraining order.
David McLeary drugged a young girl with amphetamines and beat, molested and raped her.
A jury unanimously found the 47-year-old pervert guilty of 10 sexual offences on March 19, after a harrowing trial.
But he didn't turn up that morning because McLeary claimed his girlfriend had started showing symptoms of coronavirus overnight.
McLeary said he was told not to attend by NHS 111 - leaving Liverpool's top judge with no option but to adjourn sentencing for two weeks.
However, a new law, which has seen the automatic release point for serious sexual and violent offenders increased from halfway to two thirds into a jail sentence, came into effect on April 1.
Judge Andrew Menary, QC, hit McLeary with a 16-year sentence - meaning he will now have to serve 10 years and eight months behind bars, rather than the eight years he would have done - and told him to sign on the Sex Offenders Register for life.
McLeary, of Bedford Road, Birkenhead, abused the girl from the age of 13 - raping her, hurling vile insults, and slapping her when she fought back.
He also gave the girl the Class B drug amphetamine - nicknamed "speed or whizz" - as part of his sickening abuse, before molesting her.
McLeary accused the girl of lying, but was found guilty of five counts of rape, one of indecent assault, and three of causing a child to engage in sexual activity.
A jury also found him guilty of administering a substance with intent of stupefying or overpowering the girl, so as to enable him to engage in sexual activity.
The now adult woman said her childhood was ruined.
David Newton spat at a nurse in an under-strain hospital after claiming to have taken heroin, amphetamine and crack cocaine.
The yob attacked the nurse as she dutifully tried to monitor his heart rate in the emergency unit at Arrowe Park Hospital on April 2.
The staff nurse had just come back from her break and was asked to monitor the heart rate of a man calling himself Michael Collins.
She called that name and Newton came into a cubicle and appeared calm, but she could smell alcohol on him, at around 1.15am.
The 50-year-old then started to throw himself around the trolley, which made it difficult to connect the device to monitor his heart.
Newton, of Manor Road, Liscard, then started to cough and spit at her, and when asked to stop, kicked out and began to swear.
He revealed he was a drug addict, then jumped off the trolley, kicked chairs and a bin, and coughed and spat in the nurse's direction.
She tried to calm him down, but didn't want to go too near as she wasn't wearing protective equipment - fearing he might have coronavirus.
He admitted assaulting an emergency worker and was jailed for six months and ordered to pay £300 compensation.
Drug dealer Liam Malvern was caught trying to flush crack cocaine down a toilet when police raided a house.
The 19-year-old was found sitting on a toilet with his trousers by his ankles when officers gained entry to a property in Warrington.
They believed he was disposing of drugs during the raid in Watkin Street, Orford and £200 was recovered from his trouser pocket.
Police also seized two mobile phones, a debt list found on the kitchen worktop with handwritten names and amounts, and two train tickets.
After examining the phones, officers uncovered Malvern had been visiting the address on a regular basis and offering drugs to users.
Malvern, from Dam Wood Road in Speke, was jailed for three and a half years after admitting being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine.
Detective Sergeant Tom Hall, from Cheshire Police, said: "Malvern had only just been released from prison after admitting supplying heroin and crack cocaine when he was caught once again by my team.
"He thought he could flush away the drugs and no police action would be taken, however he has learnt it isn't as easy as that."