Birmingham Man Jailed For Raping Student

14 December 2015, 17:42 | Updated: 14 December 2015, 17:54

A 26 year-old man from Perry Barr has been sentenced to 7 years and 4 months in prison for raping a student at her home in July.

Awais Khan from Glendower Road befriended the student by offering to carry her bags and asked for her number to which she obliged in a bid to get rid of him.
After receiving the young woman's number Khan then sent her numerous Whatsapp messages, which the woman who will remain anonymous chose to ignore.
A week after they first met, Khan climbed over the fence to the back garden of the unsuspecting student’s home and lay in wait in the alleyway until her friend left the house.
He then went inside, confronted the woman and raped her.
Khan, of Glendower Road, Perry Barr admitted two counts of rape at Birmingham Crown Court on 16 October 2015 and was today (14 December 2015) sentenced to seven years and four months in prison.
He has also been ordered to sign on the sex offenders register for life.
Speaking after the hearing, investigating officer DC Gavin McGrath said: 

"This young woman endured a sickening ordeal at the hands of Khan, who had planned his attack for a number of days.
"There are no excuses or grey areas when it comes to rape − if someone says no, then it is a criminal offence and our officers are have a proven track record for bringing offenders to justice. 
"As this case clearly demonstrates, we take all reports of sexual assaults extremely seriously and meticulously investigate every crime.
"I would like to commend the woman in this case for her courage. As well as helping secure a lengthy jail term for Khan preventing him from harming others, she will undoubtedly be a source of strength and inspiration for people who are in a situation similar to hers."