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Teenage rapist jailed for life after horrific attack on women in Handsworth

2015-04-22 09:39:16


A teenage rapist has been jailed for life for the brutal rape of a woman in Handsworth.

Husein Ali-Osman, 19, lured her to a secluded tower block in Heathfield Road, where he throttled her before raping her three times, a court heard.

After the sickening attack, which took place in the early hours of October 3 last year, he threatened to kill her before stealing her car.

Ali-Osman, of Westminster Road, Handsworth, was convicted by a jury of three counts of rape, one of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and theft.

Sentencing him to a life sentence with a minimum term of six years and 351 days, His Honour Judge Paul Farrer QC said the teenager was a risk to the public.

During a previous trial at Birmingham Crown Court another woman claimed she was raped by Ali-Osman in September 2013, but a jury was unable to reach a verdict.

That woman said she could not face the ordeal of a re-trial.

The violence Ali-Osman used in the October attack was described in court as “prolonged and dangerous.”

Speaking of being chocked, the victim said: “He was twisting my neck as if he was trying to break my neck. All I was thinking was ‘I don’t want him to disfigure me, I wanted my mum to be able to recognise my body.”

Judge Farrer said: “Your objective was to terrify her to the point where she was not able to offer resistance. Unfortunately you succeeded.

“These were premeditated offences. She was a vulnerable victim and you used significant violence to subdue her and subject her to a prolonged sex attack.

“I take the view nothing short of a life sentence can provide the public with adequate protection from the risk you pose.

“You will only be released when the parole board are satisfied you pose no risk to the public.”

He added if released, Ali-Osman would remain on licence for life.

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