Drugged up rapist jailed for 9 years

A ‘JEKYLL and Hyde’ rapist who subjected a teenager to a violent sex attack and then stole £1,000 of property from her home has been locked up for nine years.

Friday, 18th February 2011, 8:30 am

Ashaq Sattar, 31, of Claremont, Heckmondwke, attacked the 19-year-old woman in Batley on August 1 last year.

Leeds Crown Court heard how married Sattar, who was high on drugs, threatened to knock out the woman unless she performed a sex act on him. He met his victim a few weeks before the attack and obtained her number without her knowledge. He then sent her several text messages.

On the night of the incident he called her and she agreed to allow him and two of his friends round to her house.

The men watched TV and were laughing and joking as they drank alcohol.

The court heard how the victim then went into the kitchen and found drugs which appeared to be the class B drug MCAT.

The friends left in the early hours of the morning and the court heard how Sattar’s character then changed.

The court heard he was like “Jekyll and Hyde”.

He slapped her in the face and forced her to sit on the sofa beside him before forcing her upstairs.

He then made her remove her clothes and carried out the attack. At dawn he left the house in a taxi and took some of the victim’s belongings with him including her mobile phone. She managed to alert a neighbour who called the police.

Sattar tested positive for drugs after his arrest.

He told police he stole her belongings to sell to a drug dealer but did not admit the sex attack until the day of his trial. He pleaded guilty to two offences of rape and robbery.

The court heard he has previous convictions for robbery and violence including a five-year jail sentence which was imposed in 2002.

Mitigating, Tom Storey said Sattar should be given credit for admitting the charges.

He said he hoped to continue his relationship with his wife.

Judge James Spencer said: “She [the victim] must have been terrified. This was a very serious case.”

Sattar will also have to register as a sex offender for life.