Woman raped twice in one night

Alexandra Pleffer, ninemsn
11:28am October 30, 2012
Mustafa Yussuf
Mustafa Yussuf

UK detectives are searching for a man who found a rape victim lying helpless in an alley and raped her again instead of helping her.

Manchester man Mustafa Yussuf, 21, was found guilty of attacking the woman in the alley after leading her to a nearby car park on New Year’s Eve.

But after Yussuf fled the scene, a second man pounced on the woman.

Police have not yet found the man responsible for the second attack.

Yussuf admitted to having a sexual encounter with the woman but denied raping her.

But the jury found him guilty and Judge Martin Steiger said he was "perfectly aware" the woman was too drunk to consent to sex.

CCTV footage from the night showed the woman had been too drunk to stand and was refused entry to a nightclub.

"At some point in the course of her ordeal, she was raped by another individual," Judge Steiger said.

"There was never any charge laid against this defendant (Yussuf) for being party to that incident, which the complainant found in many ways the most traumatic feature of her ordeal."

The victim told Manchester Crown Court she had been shattered by the attacks and was now afraid to go out.

The court heard the "mature" woman had been drinking a lot on the night because of relationship problems.

Source: Manchester Evening News, Daily Mail

Author: Alexandra Pleffer, Approving editor: Fiona Willan

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