A taxi driver has been jailed for kidnapping and raping a teenage passenger.
Saeed Shaikh, who held the woman against her will and raped her, was found guilty last month at Leicester Crown Court. According to the Leicester Mercury, he denied kidnap, rape and sexual touching, but was convicted after a six-day trial.
The 41-year-old picked his victim up in Leicester city centre in the early hours of March 5, and was asked to take her to an address in Syston, Leicestershire. Instead of taking her where she had asked him to, he stopped the Toyota Auris in the country lanes around Barkby, got out of the driver’s seat, got into the back of the car with her and raped her.
He was sentenced to 12 years in prison and he will also be the subject of a lifetime Sexual Harm Prevention Order and will be placed on the Sexual Offender’s Register.
Detective Constable Kasie Carter-Moore, the officer in the case said: “This incident has, understandably, left the victim very shaken and she is struggling to come to terms with what happened to her.
“While the guilty verdict won’t change what’s happened, I hope it will allow her to start to deal with what happened.”