A sex predator who kidnapped a woman off the street and took her on a terrifying drive which ended in a rape attack has been jailed
Depraved Farhan Akoo forced his victim into his car and drove away at speed in the early hours of 25 November 2018.
Inner London Crown Court heard the 30-year-old repeatedly attacked the woman as he toured the streets of London before pulling up in a dimly-lit street and raping her.
He was convicted of rape, kidnap with intent to commit sexual offences and three counts of sexual assault by penetration after a trial at Inner London Crown Court.
Akoo, from Ilford, Essex, was jailed for six years and nine months.
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Detective Inspector Anna Rice, from the City of London Police’s Public Protection Unit, said:
“I’d like to commend the young victim who bravely came forward and reported these appalling crimes.
“Akoo is an opportunistic predator who took advantage of a vulnerable woman.
“Akoo led the woman away from her friends and then took away her phone, meaning that she had no way of contacting someone for help.
“The victim has shown incredible bravery and co-operation throughout what must have been a very difficult investigation.
“I hope these sentences provide some form of closure and comfort knowing Akoo will be behind bars and be on the sex offenders register indefinitely.”