Churchyard rapist gets 9 years in prison

23/09/2010

A man who admitted raping the same girl three times before stealing her bank card has been sentenced today (September 23) at Oxford Crown Court. He will serve 9 years in prison less 188 days spent on remand.

Yassin Mohamed (age 25) of Aston Street, Oxford, pleaded guilty to three matters of rape involving a 19 year-old girl on 16 March this year, at a hearing on 6 September. The crimes took place in St Clements churchyard and then at the defendant's home in Aston Street. He also accepted theft of her bank card.  His Honour Judge Hall described Mohamed as a 'woman's worst nightmare.'

CPS case lawyer Jenny Jonckheer said: 'Yassin Mohamed subjected his victim to a terrifying ordeal. He raped her in a churchyard and then took her to his home address where he raped her again twice. This was an appalling crime and I would like to commend his victim for her courage in coming forward to police. In doing so, this man has been brought before the courts and has been sentenced for his crimes and sent to prison for many years. I hope this fact helps this young woman come to terms, in some way, with what she has been through and she can move forward in her life.'