A predatory mini-cab driver who repeatedly raped a young mother on an isolated farm track at dead of night has been jailed for ten years.
Mohammed Ahmed targeted the vulnerable 19-year-old after the taxi she had ordered did not turn up.
Ahmed, 42, was caught on CCTV picking up his victim outside Bradford University in October last year. He was licensed only to take pre-booked fares but pulled up when he saw her alone in the street.
Ahmed, of Clifton Villas, Manningham, Bradford, was convicted by a jury last month of twice raping the teenager after her first night out in the city centre since suffering from post-natal depression.
The woman told the jury that Ahmed had said “I’ll show you a good time” before raping her in the Allerton area.
A tape of her sobbing on her phone after dialling 999 at 2am was played in court.
Yesterday, Judge John Potter told Ahmed, who had been driving cabs for five years, that it was clear he had targeted the teenager to satisfy his “dreadful and abusive need for sexual gratification”.
“You subjected her to a sickening, prolonged, and terrible ordeal,” Judge Potter said.
Ahmed forced his victim and her mother to give evidence in court, compounding their distress and the harm caused.
“You lied and lied to the jury, as you did to the police, to try to cover up this disgraceful and disgusting behaviour,” the judge said.
He branded Ahmed a “predatory sexual offender” who deliberately targeted a lone woman after she had been drinking.
His warped sense of the truth revealed his complete disdain for his victim.
The judge made a Sexual Offences Prevention Order without limit of time barring Ahmed from ever working again as a cab driver.
He must sign on the sex offenders’ register indefinitely.