Immigrant rapist faces deportation

20/04 Updated: 25/04 17:07

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Rapist: Abdikarim Abdisamad

AN IMMIGRANT faces deportation after raping a woman twice in her own home.

Abdikarim Abdisamad, originally from Somalia, was sentenced to ten years in prison and will be sent back to the East African country.

He pleaded guilty to rape at Coventry Crown Court on Monday, April 16. The 33-year-old was also put on the sex offenders register for life.

In September last year, Abdisamad met a 24-year-old woman in a city nightclub. The court heard how she felt sorry for him after he had lost his job and invited him into her Stoke home.

He then raped her twice and assaulted her, causing 17 different injuries to her body including a fractured cheek bone and cuts requiring stitches.

Police were able to trace him to London after items were left at the house and he was arrested a month after the rapes.

Detective constable Sunita Sharma, who investigated the case, said: "To see this man be given such a long custodial sentence is extremely satisfying for both his victim, and those of us who have investigated the case and supported her throughout.

"The young lady thought he was a genuine guy, down on his luck and unaware of what fate lay in store. She has been left afraid to stay in her own home and unable to trust her own judgement or any man again.

"I hope this sentence offers some relief to the victim, and we admire her courage in speaking up to bring her attacker to justice."

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