Man convicted of raping teenager
A man who raped a teenager in Cardiff and fled to Ireland has been convicted after the CPS applied to bring him back to the UK to face trial.
Cardiff Crown Court heard how Mohammed Amin, 39, found the 18-year-old in the city centre after she had been out celebrating. He befriended her, knowing she had lost her mobile phone, and took her in a taxi to his bedsit where he raped her.
Amin was spoken to as a result of extensive police enquiries, but following his arrest and interview he tried to evade prosecution by leaving the country. In April 2017 he was located in Dublin, Ireland. The CPS worked with the police and obtained a European Arrest Warrant which resulted in the defendant being returned to the UK to face the charge of rape.
Wendy Brady of the CPS said: "Amin exploited the vulnerable situation this young woman was in, but the victim reported the crime quickly enabling strong forensic evidence to be recorded.
"The CPS was able to link those test results with other evidential material presenting a clear picture of what the defendant did.
"We hope that the verdict today will bring some comfort to the victim in this case."
UPDATE: Amin was sentenced on 4 June at Newport Crown Court to ten years’ imprisonment with an additional four years licence period.
Notes to editors
- Wendy Brady is a Senior Crown Prosecutor in the CPS Cymru-Wales Rape and Serious Sexual Offences unit.
- Mohammed AMIN (DOB: 21/11/78) was convicted of rape following a four day trial
- The offence took place on 3 January 2015.