January 30, 2020
He may not have been a real taxi driver, but he sure acted the part.
A fake taxi driver has been jailed for 12 years for raping a university student he tricked into believing he was a genuine cabbie.
Muhanad Adem, 29, was sentenced at Leeds Crown Court today for the “brutal and opportunistic” attack on December 13, 2018.
Adem, of Leeds, was convicted by a jury of rape on December 20 last year. The panel took less than three hours to reach its unanimous verdict.
During the trial, the court heard that the woman had spent the night out in Leeds with friends and got into the back of Adem’s car thinking it was a taxi.
She typed the postcode of her address into his phone but he drove off in a different direction before raping her in the back of his vehicle.
He then drove off again, but the student managed to escape through the car window and alert friends that she had been attacked.