Three men and boy, 17, jailed after lost teenager raped in Ramsgate
PUBLISHED: 10:01 11 September 2017 | UPDATED: 10:01 11 September 2017
Shersha Muslimyar, 21, Tamin Rahmani, 38, Rafiullah Hamidy, 24, and a boy, 17, pounced on the girl as she made her way to a friend’s house
Three men and a boy who subjected a lost teenage girl to an “abhorrent” rape in Ramsgate 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 the town on Sunday, September 18 last year, Kent Police said.
The men then led her to one of their flats, where she was raped and escorted back out the building.
She was eventually found crying in the street by two members of the public who called the police.
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 fulfil their depraved sexual desires and betrayed the trust she placed in them in the worst possible way.
“Rape is an abhorrent crime and the victim has suffered a great deal of emotional harm from the ordeal she was forced to endure.
“She has displayed tremendous courage in reliving what happened to her, and I would like to personally thank her for having the strength to help bring her offenders to justice.
“They clearly pose a significant danger to women and children and are fully deserving of the lengthy prison sentences they have received.”
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.
Hamidy initially fled to Italy after the attack, but was returned to the UK in March after a European Arrest Warrant was issued, police said.