A man who raped a teenager after carrying her upstairs and putting her on the bed where his partner was in a drunken sleep has been jailed for seven years.
Abdul Mustafa (38) of Ransom Road, Foleshill, Coventry, had denied raping the girl in October last year, but was found guilty following a trial at Warwick Crown Court.
Prosecutor Simon Phillips had told the jury that the teenager had gone to visit Mustafa’s partner, who had had a baby, at their home at the time in Queen Marys Road, Coventry.
They spent the evening drinking brandy, and in the early hours of the morning his partner was suffering from having had too much to drink, and he carried her upstairs and put her to bed.
The teenager was dozing in an armchair when Mustafa came back downstairs, and he began taking an interest in her and started touching her inappropriately.
He was more than twice her age and bigger than her, and because she was too scared to protest, she pretended to be asleep and moved, as if in her sleep, in the hope he would stop.
“But that did not stop him, because he picked her up and took her upstairs. She again pretended to be asleep because she was so scared,” said Mr Phillips.
There was only one bed, and she was ‘frozen with fear’ when he put her down on the bed near to his partner who was passed out drunk.
“He moved her so she was on her front and removed her lower clothing and penetrated her.”
Mr Phillips, who said Mustafa had not worn a condom, told the jury that he then simply lay down and went to sleep.
The teenager lay awake until dawn and then got up and left before anyone else was awake.
She told someone she knew that she had been raped, and the police were called.
When he was arrested Mustafa denied having had any sexual contact with the girl – and matters may have rested there, with one word against the other.
But the girl was examined by a police doctor who took intimate samples which proved Mustafa had had intercourse with her.
He then changed his account and claimed, as he did during the trial, that he had had sex with the teenager as part of a threesome with her and his partner.
Mustafa claimed it had taken place when the girl visited because on an earlier occasion he and his partner had discussed with another girl the possibility of a threesome, but that had not taken place.
But Mr Phillips pointed out that the police spoke to the other girl he had named – and she said no such thing had been talked about.
Jailing Mustafa and ordering him to register as a sex offender for life, Judge Richard Griffith-Jones told him: “She was young and had been drinking, and it left her in a position of not knowing how to deal with this unwelcome approach.
“You carried her upstairs and you raped her. You had no form of protection and risked pregnancy. You left her afterwards with terrible and misplaced feelings of guilt.
“Rape is one of the most serious offences in the criminal calendar. It’s right to say the guideline here takes into account the absence of force; but then, that was not necessary.”