Pregnant woman raped in own bed by predator who climbed in through window - Leeds Crown Court
Excerpt: Leeds Crown Court was told Rashidi, an Afghan national who had entered the UK illegally, had been assessed as “highly predatory” and prepared to take risks to fulfill his sexual needs. ... Rashidi, who had entered the country illegally in a lorry, said he did not know his date of birth when arrested and tried to claim he has aged 15 or 16. A dental examination showed Rashidi is aged likely to be aged 22. He pleaded guilty to rape and trespass with intent to commit a sexual offence. Robert Stevenson, mitigating, said Rashidi now accepted that he was aged over 18. Mr Stevenson said Rashidi had experienced a traumatic life in Afghanistan before coming to the UK. He said: “He has known nothing but a war-torn and lawless country.