An East London man who repeatedly raped a woman has been arrested.
According to the Evening Standard Mohammed Abu Hurayra Anik, 24, subjected his victim to a campaign of “repeated abuse and suffering” over a period of five months.
Anik was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Wednesday after being found guilty of three counts of rape, an assault and an attempted rape.
He was also found guilty of three counts of actual assault, two counts of controlling behavior or coercion, and one count of threatening to disclose private photos.
The crimes began in February 2022. After a three-week trial, a unanimous verdict was reached on all charges.
Detective Constable Charlotte Henderson, the investigating officer, said: “Anik is a controlling predator who subjected the victim, a woman who he knew, to repeated abuse and suffering over a period of five months. Like all sexual offenders he is also a coward. He tried to lie and manipulate his way out of trouble; claiming the bruises he had inflicted on the victim were due to a ‘skin condition’, denying sexual offences and blaming arguments on the victim, and attempting to use cultural shame and the release of private images of her in a bid to silence her. Her courage in reporting and persevering through the court process, despite the risks to her own mental and physical wellbeing, protects others from being targeted by Anik,” reports Evening Standard.
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