Bradford Man jailed for Targeting and Raping Drunk Woman

Shaid Hanif targeted the drunk woman and lured her into a taxi, taking her to his home. He waited until she fell asleep before forcing himself upon her.

Shaid Hanif Jailed for Targeting and Raping Drunk Woman f

"From the outset, you saw the opportunity to rape her."

Shaid Hanif, aged 40, from Bradford, was jailed for 10 years at Leeds Crown Court on Friday, November 16, 2018, for raping an intoxicated woman.

He was found guilty during a trial in October 2018 of raping the woman in February 2016.

The Court heard that Hanif targeted the lone woman after meeting her by chance in Bradford city centre in the early hours of the morning.

She was covered in blood and heavily under the influence of alcohol and cocaine.

Hanif followed and lured the 22-year-old victim into a taxi pretending that he was taking her back to her friends at The Village nightclub in Sackville Street.

Once he got her to his home in Stephen Crescent, Bradford, he waited until the young woman fell asleep before raping her.

When the woman woke up the next day in Hanif’s bed, she could not remember what happened but knew she had been sexually targeted.

Upon looking in his bathroom mirror and seeing her injuries, she burst into tears and called the police.

Hanif was traced through the taxi firm he used to take the victim to his home.

He denied raping the woman, saying she “insisted” on going to his house and having sex with him.

Hanif initially stood trial for the rape charge in May 2017, however, the jury was discharged after a member of the public gallery attacked him.

He was treated in hospital for bruising and the trial was abandoned at his legal team’s request.

They stated that he was too shaken and shocked to concentrate sufficiently on the proceedings.

The woman told the court during the trial that she had been scared and confused.

She said: “I didn’t have a clue where I was. It was weird.

“I just wanted to get out of there. I didn’t know what had happened to me.”

During Hanif’s sentencing hearing, Recorder Thackray said he planned to rape the woman as soon as he met her.

He quickly targeted her as a vulnerable victim when he saw her struggling to walk and covered in blood.

It was heard that the woman had blood down her top, a cut lip which needed stitching, chipped teeth, a cigarette burn to her chest, a broken jaw and a fractured finger.

Recorder Thackray said: “What she needed was a Good Samaritan, a member of the public to call an ambulance and get help.

“Unfortunately, she met you. From the outset, you saw the opportunity to rape her.”

The woman was present for Hanif’s sentencing and supported by friends and family.

Recorder Thackray added: “Her life has changed forever. She is unlikely to ever recover.”

The court heard that as a result of Hanif’s actions, the woman had to quit her job and it has affected her ability to form relationships.

She had also suffered a stroke and has needed medication and counselling.

Shaid Hanif was sentenced to 10 years in prison. In addition, he must sign on the sex offender register for life and a Sexual Harm Prevention Order was made, for life.

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police praised the young woman for reporting the incident.

After the case, the spokesperson said: “Hanif pretended to be concerned for his victim after he found her bloodied and in a confused state.

“But instead of taking her to hospital for treatment, like any really concerned person would do, he took her to his house and raped her.

“We would like to thank the victim for her bravery in coming forward and reporting Hanif’s abuse and hope that today’s outcome will allow her to move forward.”

Dhiren is a journalism graduate with a passion for gaming, watching films and sports. He also enjoys cooking from time to time. His motto is to “Live life one day at a time.”

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