Taxi driver jailed for raping passenger

07/07/2017

A 39-year-old private hire taxi driver has today been jailed to nine years imprisonment after he was found guilty of raping a passenger who he had picked up from outside a club in Birmingham city centre.

The victim had been out with friends on 17 April 2016 when around 2.30am she decided to go home. 

She approached Jhamil Hussan who was parked outside the venue where she had been, agreed a fare with him and got into his car. 

During the journey home, the defendant made small talk with the victim and at one point touched her inappropriately. 

Hussan parked his car a short distance from the victim's home and she got out of the vehicle and began to walk home. The defendant walked up behind her, grabbed her, took her to a nearby park and raped her. 

When the victim got home, she informed her parents who contacted the police. Following an investigation, Hussan was spotted parked outside the same venue where he had picked the victim up. 

He was later arrested and found guilty at Birmingham Crown Court to two counts of rape. 

James Gormley, Senior Crown Prosecutor with the West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service’s Rape and Serious Sexually Offences Unit, said: 

"Jhamil Hussan is a dangerous sexual predator who targeted and raped a vulnerable woman. 

"When he was arrested, he claimed that the victim had forced herself onto him and he had tried to stop her. This was a blatant lie. 

"I would like to thank the victim for her courage and support in helping us to bring this man to justice."