Teenagers sentenced to 26 years for brutal sex attacks on Sheffield woman

|News, Sexual offences

Aquib Ahmed (19) and a second teenager aged 16 who cannot be named for legal reasons, have been sentenced to 20 years and six years respectively for the repeated rape of a Sheffield woman in her 20s. They both pleaded guilty to two counts of rape and possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence at an earlier hearing.

The two defendants were part of a gang of three who burst into the family home armed with a handgun and a machete, in March 2017.

Three days later, Ahmed returned and raped the victim at gunpoint before marching her to a nearby mosque where his accomplice was waiting. The victim was raped and abused again by the younger defendant behind the mosque and in a nearby alleyway.

Her attacker then told the victim to go home, but her ordeal was still not over - Ahmed was waiting. With her father present in the house, Ahmed subjected the victim to another series of degrading sexual attacks.

Liz Jenkins, from the CPS said: "Aquib and his co-defendant subjected the victim to a terrifying  series of ruthless and depraved sexual attacks both inside the family home and in an alleyway nearby.

"The trauma and suffering this has caused her is of course, immense. Despite this she has shown remarkable bravery throughout both the investigation and the preparation of the case for court.

"The defendants are now beginning their jail sentences and I hope sincerely that this successful prosecution of her attackers has provided her with some comfort. Our thoughts remain with the victim and her family."

Notes to editors

  • Liz Jenkins is Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor, CPS Yorkshire and Humberside.

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