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Man jailed for city rape

09 Feb 2015 10:08 AM

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A man has been jailed for a rape in Newcastle.

Rajedmiah Miah, 29, of Warrington Road in Elswick, appeared at Newcastle Crown Court for sentence on Friday, February 6, after previously pleading guilty to rape.

He was jailed for six years.

It happened in the early hours of Sunday, September 14, 2014, when the victim had been on a night out in Newcastle city centre. She had met Miah after leaving the Pink Rooms nightclub and he had offered to help her home in a taxi.

Instead he took her to an address in the Westgate Road area where she was raped.

DI Sharon Chatterton, of Northumbria Police's Public Protection said: "Miah took advantage of a vulnerable woman he had pretended to help but instead took her to an address where he then raped her.

"I'd like to praise the victim for her courage and bravery throughout what was been an incredibly difficult time for her and I hope the sentence passed today, and the fact Miah is behind bars where he belongs, means she can move forward with her life.

"We would always encourage victims to come forward and speak to us. We have dedicated teams of officers to investigate reports of rape and we're committed to working with partners to make sure victims have the support they need throughout an investigation and subsequent court case."