Hussain then ripped the victim's top and bra off
A man and woman have been jailed for a total of 25 years for a violent rape in which their victim was threatened with a knife and her head was banged against a wall after she was lured to a flat.
Bradford Crown Court heard that Mohammed Hussain and Yazmin Ali lured their victim to a flat in Bradford in July 2017, with the promise of vodka and cocaine.
The woman had been walking along a street in Bradford city centre when she was called into a pub by the defendants.
They went to a flat for vodka and cocaine and Ali suggested a “threesome” to the woman but she declined.
Later that night, she was lured to Ali’s flat with the promise of more vodka and cocaine.
Ian Howard, prosecuting, said that Ali and Hussain had sex in front of the woman before Ali held a kitchen knife to her throat and Hussain banged her head on the bedroom wall.
Hussain then ripped the victim’s top and bra off before pushing her face down on the bed and raping her.
The woman got into a struggle and Ali bit her on the arm.
The woman grabbed her clothes and one of her shoes and fled. She was distressed and partially clothed when a cleaning supervisor came across her. The police were subsequently called.
Police went to Ali’s flat, however, she was abusive and obstructive. She threatened them and was racially abusive.
In January 2020, the pair were convicted of rape.
In addition, Ali was found guilty of assault occasioning actual bodily harm. She pleaded guilty to racially aggravated harassment of an arresting police officer.
In an earlier hearing, Mr Howard said that Ali had previous convictions for Section 20 grievous bodily harm, false imprisonment, causing actual bodily harm, robbery, battery and criminal damage.
Hussain had a previous conviction for kidnap and was on licence at the time.
In a victim impact statement, the woman said she was now a “bag of nerves” and afraid to go out.
Nick Worsley, Hussain’s barrister, said he was usually a pleasant, hardworking man and the offence was out of character. He had kept out of trouble since the violent rape in 2017.
Hussain had been drinking and had smoked cannabis that night. He was intoxicated at the time.
Mr Worsley said his client was educating himself while in prison and had matured and changed a great deal.
Gillian Batts, for Ali, said she had a “difficult and turbulent” start in life. Her coping mechanism at the time of the offences was to drink heavily and take drugs.
She had been very ill in the past few months, needing three blood transfusions.
Recorder Simon Jackson QC said there was a “dramatic and dangerous escalation of events” when the woman refused to have sex with Ali and Hussain.
Mohammed Hussain, aged 22, of Bingley, was jailed for 12 years.
Yazmin Ali, aged 31, of Manningham, was jailed for 13 years.
As well as their sentences, the pair must also sign on the sex offenders’ register for life.