March 2015

Netherton man who raped teen jailed for six years – To be deported

Anwar Hussain

A NETHERTON man who “betrayed” a teenage girl when he raped her after offering to give her a lift home has been jailed for six years.

Anwar Hussain, aged 23, who also carried out a sex attack on the teenager’s friend, will be considered for deportation back to Pakistan after he has served his time behind bars for the “significant abuse of trust”.

Wolverhampton Crown Court heard that Hussain came across the two girls in Dudley town centre and took them back to his home in Round Street.

Judge Amjad Nawaz said it must have been obvious to him they were the worse for drink and added: “They thought they were being shown some kindness when you told them they could go into the house to charge up a mobile telephone.”

He said Hussain then deliberately used a subterfuge to get the second girl out of the house before raping her friend, adding: “She was foolish and you took advantage of her foolishness.

“I have no doubt she will never overcome what happened to her that night. She will live with it for the rest of her life.”

Hussain denied rape but he was convicted by the six man six woman jury after they retired for nearly three hours to consider the evidence at the end of his trial.

Richard Franck, defending, told the court that Hussain came to the United Kingdom early last year from war torn North West Pakistan and he was suffering from post traumatic stress.

He said Hussain had also suffered stress because he had been in close proximity to a bomb and that had left him needing medication and support.

Hussain, who was told by the judge he must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life maintained to the jury in evidence the teenager had consented to all that had taken place and stressed she had been enthusiastic.

The judge told him the Government of this country took in people from battle backgrounds around the world but he had abused the system and must be considered for deportation upon his release.