‘Predator’, 25, who crept right into a pupil’s bed room and raped her as she slept after halls of residence safety door was left wedged open is jailed for eight years
- Sultan Mohammed is jailed for eight years after raping a pupil whereas she slept
- He carried out the assault in pupil halls on the College of Essex in Colchester
- The 25-year-old, from Colchester, entered by an insecure door
Sultan Mohammed, 25, has been jailed for eight years
A ‘predator’ who crept right into a college pupil’s bed room while she slept throughout freshers’ week and raped her has been jailed for eight years.
Sultan Mohammed, 25, attacked the girl simply after 5am in her room on the Colchester campus of the College of Essex on three October, final yr.
He managed to get into the halls of residence because the safety door was left wedged open and raped his sufferer as she slept, earlier than she woke and pushed him off her.
The sufferer, who can’t be named, had gone to sleep after getting in from an evening out and video-calling a few of her mates, Ipswich Crown Court docket heard.
She instructed the courtroom that she awakened someday between 4.45am and 6am to seek out Mohammed raping her.
He claimed his identify was Michael and that they’d met that night, earlier than the sufferer pushed him away.
She tried to take an image of Mohammed earlier than he fled from her room after which bravely filmed herself describing the stunning occasions which had simply taken place.
The sufferer contacted a buddy and campus safety employees had been alerted.
Mohammed’s finger prints had been discovered on a window on the college and he was arrested and charged with rape on Friday 5 October.
CCTV footage confirmed Mohammed, who was not a pupil on the College, enter the halls of residence by way of an insecure door and bypassing one other door which had been left open.
He was additionally captured making an attempt to realize entry to a number of different buildings throughout the Colchester campus.
Mohammed denied the allegation, claiming the sufferer had invited him into her room and that intercourse was consensual, nevertheless jurors discovered him responsible of the offence inside an hour of deliberations.
Mohammed attacked a pupil simply after 5am in her room on the Colchester campus (pictured) of the College of Essex on three October, final yr
In her sufferer influence assertion learn in courtroom, the sufferer described the devastating influence the assault has had on her life together with her relationships with different folks:
‘I really feel emotionally distant from folks… I haven’t got any shut mates as I really feel awkward round others now. ‘
She continued to elucidate that the incident had ‘affected her research to a detrimental impact’ and that she has gone from being a ‘tremendous organised particular person to irrational’.
The sufferer additionally described how she relives the incident any time she goes on a social outing: ‘Once I exit and have enjoyable, it brings again recollections of that night time out and the way it ended up so dangerous.
‘I ought to be right here having fun with myself and making new mates, however this has not occurred. I really feel socially anxious now.’
Investigating officer DC Adam Tyhurst mentioned: ‘This was a predatory assault on a girl while she slept in her room and it has understandably had a devastating impact on her life.
‘I would prefer to commend her on the power and braveness she has proven all through the investigation, standing robust to make sure Sultan Mohammed was held accountable for what he did.
‘While incidents like this are uncommon, we perceive the influence they’ve on the local people.
‘It was by the help of the sufferer and dealing alongside the College and the Crown Prosecution Service, that we had been in a position to shortly discover the particular person liable for this terrible crime and produce him to justice.
‘I urge anybody who has been the sufferer of crime to make a report it to us in order that we will examine the crime. We deal with all reviews with the sensitivity and confidentially they require.’
Sultan Mohammed was sentenced to eight years in jail on Wednesday.