Man jailed for raping teenage girl in his car
A man has been jailed for 10 years after he was convicted of raping a 17-year-old girl in the back seat of his car.
Ismail Mahmood, 20, began a conversation with the victim and her friend in Southampton town centre in April this year.
Mahmood then offered the two girls a lift home in his Ford Fiesta to save them having to pay for a taxi fare.
He dropped the victim’s friend off first before parking the car and climbing into the back seat.
Mahmood then asked the victim, who had been sitting in the front passenger seat, to join him in the back seat, before raping her.
At the time of the rape, Mahmood was subject to a court order banning him from unsupervised contact or communication with any girl under the age of 18 following previous incidents.
He previously pleaded guilty to breaching a community protection notice (CPN).
Mahmood was today sentenced at Southampton Crown Court to 10 years’ imprisonment, with an extended licence period of five years, after he was convicted by a jury at the same court on October 14.
Jayne Metcalfe, CPS prosecutor, said: “Mahmood preyed on his victim while there was an order in place banning him from approaching teenage girls.
“He seized the opportunity to rape the young victim in the darkness and solitude of his own car after initially offering her a lift home.
“I commend the victim for her bravery in coming forward and reporting this abhorrent crime. There is no doubt that the strength of her evidence convinced the jury that she had not consented to sex.
“I hope she will feel that justice has been delivered.”
Notes to editors
Ismail Mahmood [01/01/2002] is of Fareham, Hampshire.
- Rape under section 1 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003
- Failing to comply with a Community Protection Notice (pleaded guilty on 27 September 2022).