Rapist invites his brother-in-law to join in sex attack
A FATHER who drove around at night hunting for victims raped a stranded 17-year-old girl, then telephoned his brother-in-law so that he could assault her too.
Married Mubasher Ahmad left his family at home to cruise the streets in his car looking for potential victims. Police fear Ahmad, who has been jailed for nine years, may have attacked other victims.
He was caught following a horrific attack on a drunken 17-year-old who was alone after arguing with a friend. Father-of-one Ahmad, 31, spotted the distressed youngster at a petrol station and bought her food before offering her a lift home.
Instead he drove her to a secluded area on the outskirts of his home town of Halifax where he raped her in his car. The girl’s ordeal continued as Ahmed telephoned his brotherin-law Mehmood Hussain and offered the girl to him.
Hussain, a 32-year-old married father-of-two, raced to the scene in his own car and raped her.
Afterwards Hussain, who has also been jailed for nine years, drove the teenager to Huddersfield where he abandoned her in the middle of the night.
She alerted police who were able to trace the men’s cars through CCTV footage. They were convicted following a trial at Bradford Crown Court. Both had denied a charge of rape.
Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC described the victim’s evidence as “compelling”.
We welcome the strong sentences given to Hussain and Ahmad
Detective Chief Inspector Elizabeth Belton
He described her as being “frozen with fear” during her two-hour ordeal last October. The judge said the defendants had “twisted, wriggled and turned” in their evidence during the week-long trial.
He branded their claims that the teenager had instigated the sexual encounters as “rubbish”.
Ahmad and Hussain, also of Halifax, will have to register as sex offenders for the rest of their lives.
Detective Chief Inspector Elizabeth Belton said: “We welcome the strong sentences given to Hussain and Ahmad. They took complete advantage of a young, vulnerable victim and treated her in an utterly appalling and truly callous fashion.
“I want to praise her courage in coming forward and supporting the prosecution and helping to get these men off our streets.
“Victims of sexual assault should feel confident police will listen and we will do everything we can to seek justice for them.”