Men jailed for raping 16-year-old in Camden
Two men who raped a vulnerable teenager have been jailed for nine years and six years and 10 months respectively.
Abdi Ahmed, 32, and Ahmed Mohamed, 41, were sentenced at Wood Green Crown Court today (Wednesday, 31 March). Ahmed had pleaded guilty to three counts of rape and was jailed for nine years. Mohamed had pleaded guilty to one count of rape and was jailed for six years and 10 months. Charges of false imprisonment were left to lie on file for both. They were both also placed on the sex offenders register.
Ahmed befriended the sixteen-year-old victim outside Camden underground station where she had been using one of the station’s mobile phone charging ports in the early hours of 5 May last year. He asked her if she could call a cab for him, before persuading her to come with him. Ahmed also told her that he had killed people in the past and this made the victim fearful.
He took her to his nearby hostel in Kentish Town where staff told him guests were not allowed. He then took her to his co-defendant Mohamed’s flat in Camden, where they both raped her.
The young victim managed to make a call to police from the bathroom where she described roughly where she had been taken while officers tracked her phone. They arrived at the address shortly after.
When Mohamed was arrested on suspicion of the rape, he initially told police officers: “The most I’ve probably done is touch her hair.”
The victim was left with bruises to her neck and chest.
Tanyia Dogra, from the CPS, said: “These men took advantage of a vulnerable young teenager. They claimed the young victim had consented to sexual activity - but with the overwhelming prosecution evidence against them, these rapists changed their pleas.
“The evidence against Ahmed and Mohamed included compelling testimony from the 16-year-old victim who was brave enough to lock herself in the bathroom and call the police when she got the opportunity.
“Rape can affect anyone from any walk of life. Such offences are some of the most serious and complex cases to prosecute. I hope this prosecution plays some part in helping the victim to move forward.”
Notes to editors
- Abdi Ahmed (DOB: 15/10/1988) is from Kentish Town.
- Ahmed Mohamed (DOB: 25/06/1979) is from Camden.
- Tanyia Dogra is a Senior Crown Prosecutor within the Rape and Serious Sexual Offences unit in CPS London North.