Mohammed Ahmed, 42, of Manningham, Bradford, a mini-cab driver who repeatedly raped a 19-year-old woman on an isolated farm track, has been jailed for ten years.
Ahmed targeted the vulnerable woman after the taxi she had ordered did not turn up. It was her first night out in the city centre since suffering from post-natal depression.
The court heard that Ahmed was licensed only to take pre-booked fares. He was caught on CCTV however, picking up his victim outside Bradford University in October last year after noticing her alone in the street.
The woman gave evidence in court and told the jury that he had said “I’ll show you a good time” before raping her in the Allerton area.
Judge John Potter sentencing Ahmed said, “You subjected her to a sickening, prolonged, and terrible ordeal. You lied and lied to the jury, as you did to the police, to try to cover up this disgraceful and disgusting behaviour”. He also called Ahmed a “predatory sexual offender”.
Judge Potter made a Sexual Offences Prevention Order without limit of time, barring Ahmed from ever working again as a cab driver. He was also placed on the sex offenders’ register indefinitely.
Source: Telegraph and Argus 13 August 2010