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Eritrea - Man jailed for prostitute rape
Eritrean national Haileb Haile has been jailed for six years after he targeted and raped a vulnerable city prostitute.
The 27-year-old, pictured, who has no previous convictions, was found guilty of raping the Cobridge street worker by a jury at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court yesterday.
The court heard Haile, who came to the UK from Eritrea in 2006, approached the prostitute at about 5.45am on March 2 last year and asked for business but she was not interested.
He returned later and again approached her, brandishing £20.
She accompanied him to an alley, then along North Road to a point where there was a gap in the fence.
Haile then produced £10 which was not acceptable to the sex worker so she turned to walk away. But he grabbed her and pushed her to the ground.
Prosecutor Peter Cooper said: "She struggled with him and shouted for help.
"He subdued her by punching her. He then raped her. The woman continued struggling and screaming.
"He tried to shut her up by putting his hand over her mouth to stifle her screams."
After a few minutes, the defendant left.
The prostitute went to a friend's house and called the police.
She was dishevelled, with mud smeared on her cheek.
She was examined by a police surgeon, swabs were taken and her clothes were sent away for forensic examination.
The court heard Haile's DNA was found on the swabs and the clothing.
He was arrested on May 31 and told police he had never had sex with a prostitute.
Haile denied raping the woman, but told the jury she consented to sex.
He said he did not tell the truth in his police interview because him having sex with a prostitute would reflect badly on him among the Eritrean community in Stoke-on-Trent.
He said he is married and a follower of the Pentecostal faith, and having sex with a prostitute would not be considered acceptable in his community.
But the jury returned a guilty verdict.
The court heard Haile faced another allegation of raping another city prostitute but she did not turn up to give evidence.
He was found not guilty of that offence after no evidence was offered by the Crown Prosecution Service.
Judge Paul Glenn told Haile: "I am satisfied you targeted your victim.
"You decided you were going to have sex with her and you weren't going to pay for it. You knew full well she was a prostitute. She was vulnerable.
"You forcibly detained her, made sure she was silent and you raped her.
"You used her to satisfy your lust."
Time spent on remand – 252 days – will count towards Haile's sentence.
He will be on the sex offenders' register indefinitely.
Prostitute 'held down and raped', jury heard
God gracious what a shamehe also a pentecostal follower and married wow. He was shabia army raping civillians until they control little stone city Eritrea.After six years of prison terms u will be good pentecostal u r not qualified for now sorry.
What a cheap a%^ man? £20 was already a good deal and he wanted 50% off, may be the economic stimulus should address hookers as well. If he paid £20, he could have got full service and still be a free man, instead he will now rot in prison. What a pity !
. . .dirty man!. . .you deserved for that verdict!. . .
Shame to you! I think they will deport him to Ertria and and he will get another 6 years jail overthere.
shame ….“..she was not interested” this askeyam amedam Shabiya.
Shaebia NEVER rape civilians, unlike your Tor Serawit Army and your cousins, kedami Woyane army.
Shaebia liberates its civilian citizens from looter and raping army!
Who knows whether this man is an Eritrean or Ethiopian, for that matter?
This is you- kids of Shaebya.
What a disgrace
what a sad strory what the hell he is thinking.shafada abey zelo mesilwo
WoW this beats all the dumb things people can do to themselves.
I think he need to convert to Islam.This is the only way get peace in your life Borther.
he is shabia ……
If he converts to Islam, he’s not losing his womanizing ways but only makes it acceptable.
Islam is the religion of womanizers so your suggestion means that he doesn’t have to change his ways but simply give it a religious cover.
What do you think is marrying 4 women at the same time? It is womanization/prostitution/ supported by weird theology.
For those of you who blame it on his Eritrean nationality, I guess you haven’t been to addis Ababa or Gondar or Baher Dar where hookers roam the city in g-strings/thongs in the middle of the night.
Lust is in every nationality, ethnicity only by grace of God can you stop yourself from succumbing to this base instinct.
I hope he learns a lesson and rteturns to be a productive, reformed member of his community.
typical SAWA coward.
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