Takeaway Driver Kidnapped & Raped 17-year-old Girl

A takeaway driver targeted a 17-year-old girl who had been on a night out with friends. He then kidnapped and raped her.

Takeaway Driver Kidnapped & Raped 17-year-old Girl f

"he is an opportunistic sex offender"

Mohammed Khan, aged 37, of Chesham, Buckinghamshire, was jailed for 15 years after he kidnapped and raped a 17-year-old girl.

Luton Crown Court heard he “specifically targeted” the teenager, who had been out with friends in Hemel Hempstead on August 28, 2021.

The girl had been waiting behind the town’s Primark store to be picked up when she was spotted by Khan.

She had been drinking vodka and was lying down on the pavement.

The takeaway driver reversed his car and forced her into the vehicle.

Khan then drove the girl 10 miles to Chesham before he sexually assaulted and raped her.

Prosecutor Peter Shaw said: “The defendant spotted her when she was apparently the worse the wear for drink outside the Primark store.

“He got out of his car and bundled her into the passenger side of the vehicle.

“He drove her away from the scene and during the course of approximately an hour, subjected her to various rapes and sexual assaults.”

Afterwards, Khan returned her to Hemel Hempstead where she contacted her family and reported the incident to police.

Officers identified Khan’s white VW Polo after analysing CCTV footage. An examination of Khan’s mobile phone placed him in the same area as his victim at the time of the attack.

Khan denied any sexual contact and said he was acting as a Good Samaritan, but his DNA was found inside the victim’s jogging pants.

Khan was convicted of kidnap, two charges of rape and one of sexual penetration.

In a victim impact statement, the girl said she no longer feels safe when she is out and spends more time at home due to her anxiety.

Mr Shaw said Khan has “a record of approaching young girls”.

“It is submitted that he has a record of approaching young girls, often when he is in his car.

“He lies about his age. He gives false names. The present case reveals he is an opportunistic sex offender who will prey on vulnerable girls or women.”

Judge Lynn Tayton QC said: “She was a vulnerable young woman who was lying on a pavement.

“She had been drinking and as a result, she was slipping in and out of consciousness.”

The judge continued: “A significant number of females have alleged sexual and predatory behaviour by you.

“I take the view you are a highly dangerous man.”

Khan was jailed for 15 years. He must also serve an eight-year licence extension, register as a sex offender and abide by the terms of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order indefinitely.

He was also handed a restraining order preventing him from contacting the victim either directly or indirectly.

Detective Inspector Justine Jenkins, of the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, led the investigation and said:

“I am pleased that Khan will be behind bars for a very long time after being found guilty of these appalling crimes.

“Because this despicable man refused to admit what he had done his victim had to relive the traumatic events of that night so that he could be convicted.

“I would like to pay tribute to this young woman for her incredible courage throughout the whole investigation and court case.

“She has been supported by specially trained officers throughout and has also received additional help from partner organisations. I hope she can begin to rebuild her life now.”

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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