7th Jul, 2022

Fast food delivery driver, 52, found guilty of raping of 22-year-old Coventry women

A 52-YEAR-OLD fast food delivery driver has been convicted of raping a 22-year-old woman after a night out in Coventry.

Naiem Malik Suleman offered the 22-year-old woman a lift in his car in the early hours of January 19 last year, after she had become separated from friends on a night out.

But instead of talking her home, the court heard that he raped her. Later when she arrived home she had on a jacket bearing the logo of the delivery firm Suleman worked for.  She also had bruising round her neck and scrapes and scratches on her knees.

Suleman, of no fixed address, denied the charge but forensic evidence from her clothes linked him to the rape and he was convicted at Warwick Crown Court. He remains remanded in custody for sentencing in January.

DC Becci Jones, from the force’s Public Protection Unit, said: “It saddens us that throughout this case Suleman denied raping the woman – meaning she also had to endure a court trial.

“But with the support of our specially trained officers she remained strong and resilient and with her help we have now secured his conviction. We hope that this will bring her some comfort and wish her well for the future.”

If you’ve been sexually assaulted or raped, West Midlands Police has specialist officers ready to support you. Click here for help and advice: https://west-midlands.police.uk/your-options/rape

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