A man from the King Norton area of Birmingham has been jailed after he befriended a teenage girl before raping her.

On an evening in October 2015, on the way to a fireworks display, Fesal Aidarus, who was aged 17 at the time, took advantage of the teen (aged 14 at the time) after meeting her through a mutual friend.

The victim was travelling in the vehicle with Aidarus and the mutual friend to see fireworks, during the journey, they stopped off at a car park in Newick Grove, Kings Heath where the friend exited the car to make a phone call.

Aidarus asked the girl to perform a sex act on him after they’d both also got out of the vehicle, the girl refused and said she was going to find their friend. Fesal then demanded the girl have sex with him, again she refused before he raped her.

The petrified girl, scared of what might happen, reluctantly got back into the car and pleaded with the men to take her home. She was told she would be taken home after they had been to see the fireworks.

The girl was dropped home later that evening.

The 19-year-old rapist was arrested a couple of days later after being spotted near to where the terrifying ordeal took place.

Aidarus, of Hillmead Road, Kings Norton, pleaded not guilty to rape, but after a four day trial was found guilty at Birmingham Crown Court and last Thursday (9 November) was sentenced to six years in prison. He has also been ordered to sign the sex offenders register for life.

Speaking after the hearing, Detective Inspector Tony Parkes, said: “This was a horrific attack where this vulnerable young girl was taken advantage of.

“Despite the girl crying and repeatedly telling him to stop, Aidarus continued his sickening attack on the frightened teenager.

“There are no excuses or grey areas when it comes to rape – if someone says no, then it is a criminal offence and our officers have a proven track record for bringing offenders to justice.

“As this case clearly demonstrates, we take all reports of sexual assaults extremely seriously and meticulously investigate every crime.

“I would like to commend the young girl in this case for her courage. As well as helping secure a lengthy jail term for Aidarus preventing him from harming others, she will undoubtedly be a source of strength and inspiration for people who are in a situation similar to hers.”

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