Rape


A PIZZA shop owner from Worksop has denied raping two women and indecently assaulting a third.

A ten day trial at Nottingham Crown Court heard allegations that Sherif Khalil, 57, carried out the offences over more than a decade.

The jury was told one of the alleged rape victims was aged between 11 and 15 at the time.

Khalil of Sandy Lane, Worksop, had a financial interest in a pizza shop in South Yorkshire and had worked at pizza parlours in Worksop and elsewhere in north Notts.

He pleads not guilty to a total of 15 charges including four counts of rape of the younger woman.

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peter_kovacsA 24-year-old man has been jailed for more than seven years for raping one prostitute and robbing another after he lured them into a secluded alleyway in Bradford city centre.

Peter Kovacs, who came to the UK from Slovakia in 2010, committed offences of indecent exposure and voyeurism before he struck on consecutive nights in Lower Grattan Road, Bradford Crown Court heard.

A judge branded Kovacs, of Kensington Street, Girlington, Bradford, a public danger and locked him up under the new extended sentence provisions.

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1359452127-Raza_-_picGreater Manchester Police have issued an image of a man wanted in connection with a rape that took place more that four years ago.

Ghulam Raza, 32, is being sought by officers investigating the sex attack, which occurred in the Oldham area on Friday 26th September 2008.

The suspect is known to have connections in the area, as well as Manchester and London.

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A 31-year-old man is behind bars awaiting a long jail sentence for raping a woman in a park and trying to abduct a ten-year-old girl.

Khalid Mahmood was warned to expect “a significant custodial sentence” when the level of danger he poses to the public has been assessed.

Mahmood, of Gordon Street, Keighley, was found guilty by a jury at Bradford Crown Court yesterday of raping a woman in Cliffe Castle Park in Keighley on March 21, 2011.

After the majority verdict of 10-2 was delivered by the foreman, the jurors learned that Mahmood had earlier been convicted of attempting to abduct a little girl in Keighley as she played on her scooter.

They also heard that he had four previous convictions for indecently assaulting women. Some jurors were visibly shaken and one woman was in tears and asked to leave the court.

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adil_rashidA muslim who raped a 13-year-old girl he groomed on Facebook has been spared a prison sentence after a judge heard he went to an Islamic faith school where he  was taught that women are worthless.

Adil Rashid, 18, claimed he was not aware that it was illegal for him to have sex with the girl because his education left him ignorant of British law.

Yesterday Judge Michael Stokes handed Rashid a suspended sentence, saying: ‘Although chronologically 18, it is quite clear from the reports that you are very naive and immature when it comes to sexual matters.’

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CHILD sex exploitation police have charged a man with rape and sexual assault as part of the Operation Bullfinch investigation.

Sameer Tasib, of Wilkins Road, Oxford, will appear at Oxford Crown Court on February 11 for a plea and directions hearing. The 22-year-old was charged in November but police only released the information yesterday.

Nine men are currently on trial at the Old Bailey in London accused of involvement in an alleged child sex ring in Oxford.

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Nicolae-TalabaA TAXI driver, who raped a Basildon teen who fell ill during a night out, has been jailed for eight years.

The 17-year-old victim passed out after drinking too much while out with friends in Romford.

She was helped into a cab by street pastors and door staff in February 2012.

But little did they know the cabbie, Nicolae Talaba, was a predator who took advantage of the girl’s drunken condition and raped her after stopping the car near her home address in Basildon.

Romanian-born Talaba, formerly of Mawney Road Romford, carried on working after the attack in February 2012 but he was arrested when he returned to England  after a holiday in Romania in July 2012.

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leigh_arenseA man who had sex with a 12-year-old girl in her bedroom while her family was downstairs has been jailed for four years.

Leigh Arense, 25, struck up a relationship with the victim from the east Cambridgeshire area on an internet chat room before travelling from his home in London to meet her on August 28.

Believing the girl to be 14, he stayed in her room for 48 hours and the two had sex, unbeknown to her family downstairs, Cambridge Crown Court heard on Monday.

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A woman was raped in a park after her attacker saw she was down on her luck and offered her vodka and cigarettes, a jury was told.

Khalid Mahmood spotted his alleged victim picking up a cigarette butt in the street after she was left penniless when her purse was stolen, Bradford Crown Court heard this week.

Mahmood, 31, of Gordon Street in Keighley, denies raping the woman in Cliffe Castle Park in the town on March 21, 2011.

Prosecutor, Matthew Bean, said she had called at the Job Centre to arrange a crisis loan after losing her purse.

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A DANGEROUS rapist from Poland is on the loose in Britain.

Mariusz Karkum was released by the authorities even though they knew he was a wanted man.

He faces a six-year jail term in his homeland after being convicted for the attack in the capital Warsaw in 2000.

Karkum, 32, is also wanted for robbery, threatening a public official and driving under the influence of drugs.

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