Minicab driver, Salah Mohammed, who accepted a fare to take a young woman home, but instead drove her to his friend’s house, where she was raped has been jailed for nine years.
His friend,Mohammed Sallah, was jailed for seven years and two months.
Both men were sentenced on Thursday, 23rd April at Snaresbrook Crown Court.
Detective Constable Dele Bolude from the Met’s Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command, said:
This was a despicable crime. I would like to praise the victim’s courage in coming forward and reporting it to police. I hope that this sentence sends a clear message regarding the seriousness of this type of offending and gives other victims of sexual offences the courage to come forward.
Detective Inspector Simon Giles from the Met’s Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command, said:
The Met Police is committed to prosecuting sex offenders and working with partners to support victims of crime. The events of March 8 last year have had a devastating effect on the victim but I hope that these convictions will give her some comfort and closure on her road to recovery.