The terrified teenager sobbed as he was told he would also be sexually abused if he did not sell heroin and cannabis for a big city drugs gang.
At one point during the petrifying four-hour ordeal, the 16-year-old youth thought he would be shot dead, having been informed there was a £4,000 “bounty” on his head.
The car in which the Chesterfield lad was imprisoned was being driven by 20-year-old Abidul Islam who had introduced the naive teen to the criminal underworld.
The victim, who says he has contemplated suicide since the ordeal, has now moved away from the area with his parents and siblings.
His mother, in a victim impact statement read out at Derby Crown Court, fears the family will “never stop looking over their shoulders”.
Threats of sexual assault
Jailing Islam for a total of five years and five months, Judge Robert Egbuna said: “It was a chilling ordeal.
“The experience was terrifying and undoubtedly will effect him for the rest of his life.
“A shotgun was placed on the back of his head, he thought he was going to die.
“He was stripped down to his underpants and told he would be sexually assaulted.
“It gives the court no pleasure to send someone so young and with no previous convictions to custody for such a substantial period of time.”
Ian Way, prosecuting, said the teenager met Islam last year and was soon talked into selling small quantities of cannabis for him.
He said that soon escalated to £600 of heroin a day but the 16-year-old realised he was in too deep and wanted out.
Ordered to strip down to pants
Mr Way said that, on July 13, the boy chose not to answer calls and texts from Islam who then turned up at an address where he was and dragged him out and into the car.
He said: “There was a second man in the passenger seat who told him to strip to his underwear.
“He did what he was told and was driven to Sheffield being told ‘you’re never going home’.
“He said he could see a gas gun like a pistol in the front passenger footwell.
“He was then told he would be sexually assaulted and shot in the leg.”
Shotgun pointed at his head
Mr Way said, as Islam drove around Sheffield, the car stopped at a number of addresses where components for a shotgun were picked up and the weapon was put together.
He said the gun, which had two barrels, was then pointed at his head.
Mr Way said: “He was told he would be ‘popped’ in the leg and that there was a £4,000 bounty on his head which he saw to mean there was a contract out on him and somebody would kill him.”
Mr Way said at the end of the ordeal the victim was told to get out of the car and left penniless at Sheffield railway station.
Just days later, Islam turned up at the boy’s Chesterfield address, barged his way in past the teen’s mother and demanded to know where he was.
He fled when the police arrived. The teenage victim arrived home and confessed to his mother what he had been involved with.
Islam, of Glen Road, Nether Edge, Sheffield, was arrested, charged and pleaded guilty to false imprisonment, supplying cannabis and supplying heroin.
What was said for Islam?
Justin Wigoder, mitigating, said his client comes from “a supportive, law-abiding family” and has no previous convictions.
He said Islam got involved in cannabis at the age of 14 and was himself threatened by gang members higher up to carry out this offending.
Mr Wigoder said: “I cannot get round that the victim is 16 and I cannot get round he will be sentenced for a long period of imprisonment.”
The second man in the car, who made the threats and placed the gun to the victim’s head, has never been identified.