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Three men and a boy jailed for 'abhorrent' rape of girl, 16, in Ramsgate
Newcastle. Kent. This case was opportunistic not grooming, but the girl was young, white and lost. The men were Muslim.
Three men and a boy who subjected a lost teenage girl to an "abhorrent" rape have been jailed.
Shersha Muslimyar, 21, Tamin Rahmani, 38, Rafiullah Hamidy, 24, and a 17-year-old youth pounced on the girl as she made her way to a friend's house after a night out.
The 16-year-old victim had paused to ask the group for directions in Ramsgate on Sunday, September 18 last year, Kent Police said.
The men then led her to one of their flats, where she was raped
Detective Inspector Richard Vickery, of Kent Police, said: "The victim in this case was a vulnerable teenage girl who was taken advantage of and subjected to some of the most horrendous crimes imaginable. It was late at night, she was lost and she asked a group of men for directions. Instead they saw an opportunity to fulfill their depraved sexual desires and betrayed the trust she placed in them in the worst possible way. . . "
Muslimyar, of Hovenden Close, Canterbury; Rahmani, of Northwood Road, Ramsgate, and Hamidy, of High Street, Herne Bay, were each sentenced to 14 years in prison.
The 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was jailed for seven years.
All four had denied a charge of rape, but were found guilty at Canterbury Crown Court on Friday.