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Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Rapist jailed for Blackburn flat attack

A rapist who told his victim, “It’ll be over in a few minutes” has been jailed for six years.

Asim Hussain of Queens Park Road, Blackburn, forced himself upon her after visiting her home on February 2, 2020.

When she pleaded with him to stop, Hussain said: “I really like you. It’s OK.”

Hussain (pictured) messaged his victim the following day during which, he apologised for what he had done.

The 36-year-old man was arrested and denied any wrongdoing, giving an account which contradicted the evidence against him.

He was later charged and convicted of rape.

Hussain appeared at Preston Crown Court on Friday where he was jailed for six years and ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register for life.

DC Vicky Heys of Blackburn CID, said: “Hussain carried out this repugnant attack in the victim’s own home – a place where she was entitled to feel safe. He then concocted a web of lies in a bid to undermine the victim’s truthful account and distance himself from any wrongdoing.

“I would like to place on record my admiration for the bravery the victim has shown throughout this process, given the profound and ongoing impact Hussain’s sexual attack has had on her.

“I hope the outcome of this case will encourage other victims to come forward, knowing they will be believed, listened to and that we will do everything in our power to put the perpetrator before the courts.”

If you or somebody you know has been the victim of a sexual offence, report it online via https://doitonline.lancashire.police.uk/ or call 101. If a crime is in progress, call 999.

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