Muslim migrant who worked at Heathrow Airport jailed for “animalistic” bid to rape passed-out student
“Somali refugee, 24, who worked at Heathrow Airport’s Caffè Nero is jailed for nine years after his ‘animalistic’ bid to rape a drunken 22-year-old student while she lay passed out on his bed,” by Isobel Frodsham, Mailonline, December 7, 2017:
A refugee has been jailed for nine years for his ‘animalistic’ rape bid of a drunken student who passed-out on his bed.
Abdourahman Amadeo, 24, shouted ‘Get this h** out of my bed,’ after attempting to rape the young woman at his Hounslow home in December 2015.
During a hearing at Isleworth Crown Court, the jury heard the victim and a female friend had partied at the nearby Club K and believed they were getting a lift home from one of Amadeo’s pal’s when they were taken to the address at 4.30am.
Recorder Sallie Bennett-Jenkins QC told the court: ‘It was an attempted rape committed in the most callous of circumstances.
‘She was enjoying an evening out with friends. She did consume alcohol and there is no criticism of her in this respect.
‘We have CCTV footage and we can see she was extremely vulnerable, she was falling over, she could barely stand and fell, cutting her legs, on the way to your home.
‘There was a specific targeting here of a vulnerable victim. She was obviously under the influence of alcohol to a great extent.
‘She could not walk and her incapacitation due to alcohol makes her a person of particular vulnerability.
‘In your room she either fell asleep or passed into unconsciousness and is spared the recollection of what you did to her, without her consent, yet this is the thing that haunts her.
‘You took that chance to prey upon this young woman who was obviously unable to give consent to any sexual conduct.
‘You should be thoroughly utterly disgusted with your conduct. You tried to rape a woman you barely knew.’
‘She was and is tortured by what happened to her….
Amadeo, who worked at Heathrow Airport’s Caffe Nero, was born in Somalia but he and his parents fled to Italy as refugees.
Once he was given citizenship, he moved to the UK….