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Monday, 1 November 2010

Amatuer boxer and Bogus Muslim taxi driver Muhsen Nasser gets 7 years for raping British girl

This brave rape victim has spoken out to prevent other girls facing a similar ordeal. Photo: Sarah Washbourn.

The South Yorkshire Star reports - 'It just takes one mistake and you could be in a car with someone who could hurt you'
the teenage victim of a horrific rape at the hands of bogus taxi driver Muhsen Nasser has opened up to The Star - to ensure other girls never have to experience the same horrors as she did.

The courageous 18-year-old was raped after a night out, when boxer Nasser posed as a cabbie.

Fed up of waiting for her squabbling pals, the girl jumped into what she thought was a taxi on West Street, but which in fact was Nasser's car.

What happened next she couldn't have foreseen in her worst nightmares.

But the brave teenager now wants to make sure something good comes out of her horrific ordeal.

"If one person reads this and decides to be more careful about getting a properly-authorised taxi late at night, then I've done a lot," she said.

"I want to get this message out to girls.

"Don't get into what you think is a taxi just because someone says they're a taxi driver - especially when you have had a lot to drink.

"It just takes one mistake and you could be in a car with someone who could hurt you.

"I'd also like to think I can give girls the courage to come forward if this has happened to them."

The girl, whose identity is protected by law, said she will never be the same person again as a result of her attack.

But, in an incredible show of compassion, she said she feels sorry for Nasser's family, adding: "You could tell they believed everything he told them, and the shame they must feel now."

Following the assault Nasser let the traumatised girl out of his car near to her house.

"He dropped me off and I ran as fast as I could into my house," she told The Star. "My dad was standing there in the hall, and I just remember clinging to him while ripping my clothes off with my make-up streaming down my face.

"I've never felt emotion like that. I've never felt intensity like that. Just thinking about that now chokes me up more than what happened itself."

After the initial police interview and statements, there was a time lapse before court proceedings were due and the 18-year-old struggled to come to terms with what had happened.

"I would drink stupid amounts because if I did I would fall asleep and not have nightmares," she said.

"I had some really good counselling though, and the Youth Association South Yorkshire centre on Carver Street has been absolutely fantastic."

Support also came in a less conventional form when the brave teenager's parents bought her a new puppy, just weeks after the incident.

The dog now sleeps beside the 18-year-old and follows her wherever she goes. "When I cry she comes and licks my face and licks my tears away - I just don't know what I'd do without her," she said.

The teenager then had to turn her attention and focus to the trial at Sheffield Crown Court, where she would have to face her attacker.

"I put myself through hell to do that court case and the cross examination was just as bad as I thought it would be.

It was the hardest thing I've ever done. But if it stops him doing it again then it was worth it."

After a gruelling three-day trial Nasser was found guilty and given seven years in jail.

The girl said: "I just want to say I'm happy, and be a rational person.

"At the moment I'm scared of any cars and certain men - I don't want that.

"This has affected my whole life and I will never be the same again.

"All I want now is just to be happy and content." Article

Hat Tip WCP


Anonymous 1 November 2010 at 16:17  

7 years for that animal isn't nearly enough. He should be castrated then deported. Cygnus.

Anonymous 2 November 2010 at 09:20  

Seven years does seem light Cygnus, he will be out in about 4 or 4.5 years.

Anonymous 2 November 2010 at 16:52  

Yet the girl and her family get life. Cygnus.

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