Fake taxi driver jailed for 12 years for raping University of Leeds student

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A fake taxi driver has been jailed for 12 years for raping a University of Leeds student.

On December 13 2018, the victim had spent a night out with friends and got into the back of Muhanad Adem's car, thinking it was a taxi.

She typed the postcode of her address into Adem’s phone, but he drove in a different direction, and then he raped her in the back of his vehicle, the court heard.

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He then drove off again, but the victim managed to escape through the car window, and alert friends that she had been raped.

A jury took less than three hours to reach a unanimous guilty verdict on December 20, 2019.

Claire MacDonald from the CPS said: “This was a brutal and opportunistic attack, late at night on a vulnerable young woman, who has been left devastated. The impact of sexual violence of this kind goes far beyond any physical injury and its effects for the victim are long-lasting and traumatising.

“I would like to pay tribute to the victim who has displayed immense courage and dignity during the investigation and prosecution. As a result Adem is today beginning a lengthy prison sentence.

“Our thoughts remain with her, as they have been throughout.”