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Teen who lost all limbs in train crash is jailed for sexually assaulting girl

By Mason White 8:00 AM March 28, 2014
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By: Devansh Dutt
A teenager seems to be having a very difficult life and things are not going to get better for him anytime soon.

Thomas Proudfoot, 17, of Scotland, was sentenced to 7 years in prison for sexually assaulting a teenage girl.

Proudfoot was 15 years old when he was hit by a train at the Westerton Station in Bearsden, near Glasgow. Emergency workers were unsure if he was going to survive.

Thankfully, he recovered, but not before doctors were forced to remove all his affected limbs. Proudfoot became a quadruple amputee and was fitted with prosthetic arms and legs.

He seems to have become very bitter about his situation as he had gotten into some trouble since then. In one incident, Proudfoot was convicted of exposing himself and making sexual demands to a 17-year-old girl.

Proudfoot allegedly threw the teen to the ground and kicked her on the head and body before dragging her to a quiet place near his house in Clydebank, where he sexually assaulted her.

In another incident, he broke a man’s jaw with his claw-like metal prosthetic arm. He was also accused of spitting at a police officer and trying to hit another officer.