Pakistani taxi driver Arshad Mohammed has been jailed for raping a 19 year old passenger back in November 2010. His implication in the rape only came about because the Muslim sex pest was DNA tested 6 months later after being arrested for making sexual remarks to two teenagers. Yet somehow like many non British nationals who commit these horrific sex crimes and not remanded in custody, managed to flee the UK. Avoiding detection for 2 years living in Norway.
Yet despite the disappearing act and DNA, the rapist continued to claim he was innocent. Blaming cultural differences , saying that it was consensual sex and the victim had actually instigated it. Plus he had a mystery medical condition in his legs that means he couldn’t rape only have consensual sex. Obviously his ‘disability’ in his legs didn’t hinder his ability to use them all day every day driving his cab then. Honestly the crap they come out with is unreal. He thinks all us Brits are as stupid as he is and those people in his homeland to believe that.
Taxi driver Arshad Mohammed jailed for six years for raping passenger
Arshad Mohammed (left) leaves court with a security guard
A TAXI driver who raped a woman passenger after driving her to a lonely lane has been jailed for six years.
Arshad Mohammed, 48, was convicted of raping the 19-year-old woman in his Skoda taxi after driving her to a dead-end in Neilston, East Renfrewshire, in November 2010.
The woman said: “He put the locks on so I wouldn’t get out of the car. I tried to push him away. I was shouting for somebody to come and help me, but nobody was around.”
Mohammed was caught after police took a DNA sample when he was detained in March and April 2011 for making sexual remarks to two 17-year-old women.
But he then fled abroad and was arrested in Norway on a European Arrest Warrant in 2013 and extradited to the UK in August 2014.
Yesterday at the High Court in Glasgow, judge Lord Matthews told Mohammed: “While acting as a taxi driver you took advantage of a lone female at night.
“The court must do what it can both to punish that sort of behaviour, to deter others and to let women know we will do what we can to protect them.”
Defence counsel Kevin McCallum said: “Mr Mohammed continues to protest his innocence to the rape.
“As far as the sexual remarks it may be down to cultural issues he didn’t intend to cause alarm to these teenage girls.”
Pakistan-born Mohammed, who holds Italian citizenship, was convicted following a six-day trial at the High Court in Stirling.
The court heard that the rape victim had got into his 50 50 Cabs Skoda taxi in her pyjamas, with a coat on top, following an evening watching television at a friend’s house.
Mohammed abducted her and drove the victim to a secluded spot in Renfrewshire where he raped her.
After the sex attack he told her : “See you after, princess.”
The court heard the woman went round to a friend’s house in tears and the police were called.
Mohammed was caught after he targeted two other lone, teenage passengers.
He was detained by police twice, in March and April 2011, after making explicit sexual remarks to the teenagers.
Police took a DNA sample from Mohammed which matched a swab taken from the rape victim.
He fled the country and was arrested in Norway on a European Arrest Warrant two years later, and extradited back to the UK in August 2014.
He lodged a special defence of consent, and claimed that the rape victim had asked him if he wanted to have sex.
He claimed she said afterwards, “Thank you driver, now I can get a good night’s sleep.”
In court, he claimed a “disability” in his legs made it only possible for him to have consensual sex.
Lord Matthews placed Mohammed on the sex offenders’ register.
Mohammed is likely to be deported after he is released from prison.