Two rapists jailed for 28 years following ‘terrible’ and ‘traumatic’ Homerton attack
PUBLISHED: 08:45 06 December 2018 | UPDATED: 09:30 06 December 2018
Two rapists have been jailed for 28 years following a “terrible” and “traumatic” attack on a woman they abducted in Homerton.
Ahmad Qasem and Eric Oppong – both from Homerton – were convicted of multiple offences after a trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court last month and sentenced on Monday.
The March attack saw the pair lure their victim into a car in the early hours as she was walking down Homerton High Street.
Once trapped inside, she was driven around Hackney for almost two hours and repeatedly raped.
She was finally released into an area unfamiliar to her without a phone, jacket or any means to get home.
Qasem, 23, of Bushberry Road, was jailed for 13 years for one count of vaginal rape, and 15 years for one count of oral rape, to run concurrently.
Oppong, 32, of Homerton Road, was given 13 years for one count of oral rape.
Det Con Mark Papasavva, from the Met’s Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command, said: “This pair of men deliberately preyed on a vulnerable woman whom they targeted at the end of what should have been an enjoyable night out for her.
“It is right that Qasem and Oppong have received lengthy sentences for these terrible offences.
“We would like to reassure the public that rapes committed by strangers to the [survivor] are very rare, and are taken very seriously.
“We would like to recognise the bravery of the [survivor], who found the strength in awful circumstances to come forward and report these traumatic events.”
Both men have been put on the Sex Offenders Register for life.