Escaped Rapist Caught After Eight Years, For Gang Raping A 17-year old...

Escaped Rapist Caught After Eight Years, For Gang Raping A 17-year old Girl

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A rapist from Oldbury, who fled the state after a brutal gang rape on a teenage girl eight years ago has finally being arrested and jailed.

He escaped and left the country, and he wasn’t jailed, but was caught at Birmingham Airport in November. Police said Mehraj had been sentenced for nine years and nine months after admitting taking part in the attack. The other three men were jailed in 2010.

Amar Mehraj, who’s 29 and from Giles Road, found officers waiting at Birmingham Airport last November, when he flew back from Pakistan eight years after the crime was committed.

Mehraj was charged for his part in the gang rape of a 17-year-old girl in Oldbury in July 2009.

He admitted his part in the attack, and a judge at Birmingham Crown Court has now sentenced him to nine years and nine months in prison. He will also remain on the Sex Offender Register for life.

The attack happened after the teenager was taken to an address in Oldbury and plied with alcohol and drugs. When passed out, she was raped by Mehraj and three other men. Afterwards, she escaped and called police.

Using DNA evidence, police connected a number of men to the crime, but Mehraj escaped to Pakistan.

In 2010, three other men were jailed for rape.

“This was a sickening crime against a vulnerable young girl, who was plied with alcohol and drugs before being sexually abused.

Protecting young people from harm is a priority for West Midlands Police and partner agencies and we take reports of sexual offences extremely seriously.

This case just goes to show that we will never give up on bringing offenders to justice.

Thankfully, today, justice has finally caught up with Mehraj.

– Detective Constable Mark Timmins, West Midlands Police

He will also remain on the Sex Offender Register indefinitely

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