Colonel Gaddafi beat and raped kidnapped schoolgirls he used as sex slaves in between checking his emails, according to a new book.
French reporter Annick Cojean gathered horrific accounts from the girls forced into the former Libyan dictator's harem for the account published last week.
One victim, named as Soraya, was 15 when she was abducted in 2004 by the late tyrant's 'talent scouts' after she was chosen to give him a bouquet when he visited her school.
Gaddafi had accepted the gift before placing his hand on her head, a sign she now realises meant 'I want this one'.
The next day women in uniform appeared at her mother's hair salon in Sirte and explained Gaddafi or The Guide, wanted her for another 'bouquet ceremony'.
She was driven for hours through the desert, had blood taken and her breasts measured before being stripped and shaved.
After being dressed in a thong and low-cut white satin dress, Soraya was escorted to Gaddafi's bedroom and was shocked to find him naked.
'He grabbed my hand and forced me to sit next to him on the bed,' she recounts, adding: 'I didn't dare look at him.
'He said, "Don't be afraid. I'm your papa. That's what you call me, isn't it? But I'm also your brother and your lover. I'm going to be all that for you. Because you are going to stay and live with me forever."'
Initially she fought him off and was sent off for lessons from Mabrouka, a sour-faced woman in charge of his 'harem'.
He had said: 'Teach her, educate her and bring her back.'
Describing herself as a 'sacrificial lamb' Gaddafi repeatedly raped, beat and urinated on the teenager during her five years in captivity, according to the book Les Proies: Dans le harem de Kadhafi (Prey: In Gaddafi’s Harem).
Sometimes other girls would join them. When another girl performed oral sex on Gaddafi he would tell Soraya to 'Watch and learn,' while Mabrouka gave her porn films to watch as 'homework'.
Another victim, Houda, who was 18 when she met Gaddafi said he abused her for five years after she agreed to have sex with him if he freed her brother.
Well known as a tyrant, the women's accounts have helped to paint Gaddafi - or Papa Muammar as he liked to be called - in an even more monstrous light, outing him as a repugnant sadist for whom rape was a daily activity...
A genuinely foul creature.
If you want to have a visceral understanding of the Islamist nightmare sweeping the Middle East from Algeria to the Levant, keep in mind that for the people of Libya, Gaddafi's death was a turning point-- downward.