Rape, paedophilia and sexual violence

It must be every victim’s worst nightmare to awake from a deep sleep and find an intruder armed with a knife. It is truly a picture of horror. You have had such an awful effect on this lady’s life.” Judge Kerry Macgill: Cannabis-addicted boy aged just 14 raped 58-year-old woman at knifepoint in her home

  1. Sick dad-of-three jailed for luring runaway teen into van and raping her at family home: ‘A delivery driver has been jailed for plucking a runaway teen from a city street, plying her with cannabis and raping her in his marital home. Mohammed Basharat claimed he was 26 and lived with his parents, but was in fact ten years older and a father-of-three…Mr Samuel said the pair watched TV and Basharat smoked some more cannabis before the victim became sleepy.’ (27 June 2019)
  2. Lying delivery driver found guilty of raping 15-year-old runaway after giving her cannabis: ‘Mohammed Basharat, 36, had earlier driven around with the victim for six hours smoking cannabis, before smuggling her into his family home.’ (24 June 2019)
  3. All the evidence that led to pair being found guilty of abusing Huddersfield grooming gang victim: ‘The complainant said Akram was a drug dealer, but he denied that he has ever been a drug dealer. Asked about a text he sent her about money, he said it would have been to buy cannabis. He said he had been smoking cannabis for a number of years at that point.’ (20 June 2019)
  4. Man jailed for sexual assault on young “vulnerable” woman in Chard town centre: ‘When the police later arrested him from his home address they found a bag of cannabis which he claimed he thought was legal to smoke in this country, Somerset Magistrates were told.’ (26 Mar 2019)
  5. Paedophile ‘plied underage girl with drink and drugs, then had sex with her’: ‘A young man has been jailed after plying an underage girl with alcohol and cannabis before having sex with her. Aaron Pollard, 23, of Gorseinon in Swansea, pleaded guilty to sexual activity with a child sometime between February 18 and February 21, 2018, at Swansea Crown CourtProsecutor Ian Wright said: “The defendant was 22 at the time and had been giving alcohol to the victim and smoking cannabis with her.”‘ (22 Mar 2019)
  6. Huge haul of sick photos found in raid: ‘Acting on a tip-off, police seized almost 20,000 sick child abuse images – and nearly 1800 videos – when they raided a Perthshire man’s home. Officers, who were armed with search warrants, also took possession of more than 450 grammes of cannabis with a maximum black market value of just under £7000. First offender Ian King had been growing the Class B drug for his own use at his home in Thistledome, Moray Street, Blackford.’ (21 Dec 2018)
  7. Attacker tried to rape Cambridge student on her second day at university: ‘He has been detained in mental hospitals ever since and been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, which was induced or aggravated by his heavy use of cannabis.’ (3 Nov 2018)
  8. Man locked up for ‘unforgivable’ attack on sleeping teen after cannabis party: ‘A man who raped and sexually assaulted a teenage girl after a cannabis party at his home has been jailed for five and a half years.’ (2 Nov 2018)
  9. Man who harassed Sharon Ní Bheoláin admits ‘seriously sick mind at the time’:He told gardaí he had been smoking 12 to 15 joints of cannabis a day at the time as well as drinking and using cocaine when he could afford it.’ (16 May 2018)
  10. Violent rapist who attacked pregnant girl in Blackpool gets extended prison sentence: “At the flat, the prosecution say, all three spent time drinking alcohol he had brought with him and smoking cannabis. She remembered the cannabis made her paranoid.” (19 Apr 2018)
  11. Birthday sex beast who beat student with a slab: ‘Cannabis smoker Charlie Pearce marked his 17th birthday by attacking the student as she walked home through a park at night. He smashed her over the head after raping her twice then fled, leaving her covered in blood and close to death in what an Old Bailey judge described as “animalistic savagery”. The student, who spent three weeks in an induced coma, is tormented by her physical and mental scars and has contemplated suicide, the court heard.’ (17 Feb 2018)
  12. Paedophile who ‘violated boy for his own perverse pleasure’ is jailed: ‘The court heard that on a number of occasions Logan took the boy to his flat, where he would smoke cannabis with him before ‘pestering’ him to engage in sexual activity.’ (13 Feb 2018)
  13. Bristol entrepreneur who sexually assaulted woman jailed after his ‘fantasy account’ of events is slated: ‘The court was told that, after smoking cannabis and taking cocaine, Ene-Obong made sexual advances to the woman, before molesting her after she came back to his flat following a night out in Bristol.’ (26 Jan 2018)
  14. Facebook child groomer who supplied vulnerable 13-year-old with drugs jailed for four years: ‘Milburn [the defendant] met the girls in Walker Park and they smoked cannabis, Newcastle Crown Court heard.’ (8 Jan 2018)
  15. These are Cornwall’s most feared criminals and the despicable crimes they committed: ‘A man who preyed on girls as young as 11 gave them drugs to smoke before having sex with them was jailed for 19 years. Woody Bray, 28 when convicted, manipulated the girls’ feelings to suit his own desires and allegedly raped two of them, Truro Crown Court heard at the start of his trial. Bray, of Crean, St Levan, was accused of 11 sexual offences against four underage girls, who cannot be named for legal reasons, dating back to the mid-2000s. Nigel Wraith, for the prosecution, said one girl first met Bray the summer before she started secondary school, when he would have been 17 and she 11 or 12. “She described smoking cannabis with him,” said Mr Wraith. (18 Nov 2017)
  16. Pervert plied teenage girl with vodka and cannabis before sexually exploiting her: ‘A man who plied a teenage girl with vodka and cannabis before sexually exploiting her ‘for his own perverse pleasure’ has been locked up. Nadeem Hussain groomed the girl, aged under 16, over Facebook before luring her to an off-licence in Ashton.’ (3 Nov 2017)
  17. Woman woke to find Bristol father-of-three molesting her in flat after drink and cannabis session: ‘When they left the bar Da Silva tagged along, they shared cannabis and more drink and ended up in a Clifton flat.’ (13 Oct 2017)
  18. ‘Hypocrite’ prisoners attack Newent rapist on bus journey to sentencing: ‘Highly sexed’ Kosmas Kouzaris, 27, has been jailed for five years for twice raping a woman…”You can see the state of him,” she [the defence counsel] said. “Your Honour knows he has a fluctuating mental health condition. There is ADHD and also a personality disorder and a cannabis dependency. He started smoking cannabis to control his ADHD because medication was not working. That was from a very young age”.’ (6 Sep 2017)
  19. Kerry man who sexually assaulted vulnerable woman jailed for five years: ‘Brendan Grehan SC, defending said his client accepted responsibility and was deeply ashamed of his actions. He said Fitzgerald had an extraordinarily unhappy and violent childhood. He was living alone from an early age which facilitated drinking and smoking cannabis.’ (24 July 2017)
  20. Rapist carried out sex attack on schoolgirl in back of van: ‘North [the defendant], who had also been smoking cannabis, pulled the victim’s hair and slapped her during the attack as she screamed at him to stop.’ (16 Apr 2017)
  21. Sex beast attacked vulnerable teen after demanding ‘birthday present’: ‘Feizullah Atiqzoy demanded a “birthday present” from the 17-year-old – who was in care – after they smoked cannabis at his flat.’ (27 Feb 2017)
  22. Faces of evil: Facebook rape gang who plied girls with booze and drugs jailed for 42 YEARS: ‘Mr Smith [prosecuting] told the jury that other victims included a 17-year-old girl who was attacked by four of the defendants in October last year, and a 15-year-old who was ‘forcibly’ raped by Bourne after meeting him to smoke cannabis.’ (26 Jan 2017)
  23. Nottingham Teenager Detained For Nine Years After Sex Attacks 15 Minutes Apart: ‘A 16-year-old cannabis user who launched “horrific” sex attacks on two lone women 15 minutes apart in Nottingham has been ordered to be detained for nine years.’ (13 Jan 2017)
  24. Man jailed for raping and assaulting woman in Birkenhead: ‘Liverpool Crown Court heard Ulhaqdad had been drinking and smoking cannabis before he assaulted and raped his victim.’ (12 Dec 2016)
  25. Samuel King, from Ashford, jailed for attempting to rape woman in Dane John Gardens, Canterbury: ‘The victim had been drinking in a city bar in May this year and was on her way home when she was spotted by the cousins, who had been drinking and smoking cannabis.’ (4 Nov 2016)
  26. Teenager asked rape victim to make a ‘pinky promise’ not to tell: ‘The 17-year-old had smoked cannabis before he forced himself on the schoolgirl at their County Durham home, Teesside Crown Court heard.’ (4 July 2016)
  27. Man took photos of himself sexually abusing baby and toddler while they were sleeping: ‘Long also pleaded guilty to seven counts of making and five counts of possessing indecent images, plus possession of cannabis.’ (23 May 2016)
  28. Edinburgh rapist Robert Gill plied boys with cannabis: ‘He [the defence counsel] said Gill had been in a relationship which ended in 2009. Following the breakdown he had difficulties which resulted in him being prescribed anti-depressants and he turned to using and growing cannabis at a house in Bo’ness.’ (9 Mar 2016)
  29. Northampton man jailed for sex attack on young girl after drinking 16 cans of lager and smoking cannabis: ‘Emily Culverhouse, in mitigation, said Faulkner was “absolutely horrified” he had committed this type of offence. Mrs Culverhouse said: “My client acted mistakenly under the influence of drugs and drink.”’ (2 June 2014)
  30. Serial Oldham rapist who became hooked on cannabis at age of THREE jailed for vicious sexual assault: ‘Philip Williams, 46, said he had such an ‘unloved’ childhood he was smoking joints when he was a toddler and was addicted to dope by the age of 11.’ (3 Feb 2014)
  31. Former city chef jailed after ordering woman to strip naked at knifepoint: ‘Fong, of Nelson Street, in Liverpool city centre, was today jailed for three years and four months. Liverpool Crown Court heard how Fong had been drinking and smoking cannabis when he preyed on the woman, who was the guest of a mutual friend, in May this year.’ (15 Nov 2013)
  32. Whitecrook sex attacker jailed: ‘A Whitecrook teenager convicted of a sex attack on a 12 year-old girl has been locked up for 18 months. Michael McBride pounced on the youngster in John Knox Street, Clydebank, in April last year after he and his victim had been drinking alcohol and smoking cannabis.’ (9 July 2013)
  33. Judge’s warning to sex assault teen: ‘A teenager who carried out a serious sex assault on a girl after they had shared a cannabis cigarette has been placed on a youth rehabilitation order.’ (27 Mar 2013)
  34. Darwen child sex attacker jailed for eight years: ‘Judge Graham Morrow, QC, said that it was clear he had been drinking and smoking cannabis and his intoxicated state had been a factor in the offences.’ (28 Jan 2012)
  35. Violent rapist Jermaine Kraftner from Poole gets locked up for nine years: ‘After an evening of drinking and smoking cannabis at the flat in Sutton, Kraftner, known to friends as “Striker” and “J”, flew into a jealous rage at around midnight, the court heard.’ (19 Sep 2011)
  36. Gateshead rapist jailed for vile attack on teen: ‘Judge Thorn said: “Your heavy abuse of cannabis is a part explanation for your irrational and excessive behaviour.”’ (9 May 2011)
  37. Court heard attacker left victim distressed and bleeding after he spent day drinking: ‘The court was told Sharaz, a supermarket worker, had spent the day watching cricket on television before joining a group of friends at the flat for a drink. He said he drank four vodkas and coke and had smoked cannabis earlier in the day.’ (18 Feb 2011)
  38. Rehab for man on child porn charges: ‘A man who used to smoke 20 joints of cannabis a day and admitted having images of girls aged between 13 and 17 involved in sexual acts, was told to undertake a rehabilitation programme at the Granada Institute in Dublin.’ (8 Sep 2010)
  39. Drug-fuelled sex attacker jailed: ‘At the High Court in Edinburgh today, judge Lady Smith told Hassan, 34, that he had taken advantage of a vulnerable young woman who was a stranger to the city. His claim that he was high on cannabis was no excuse.’ (20 Apr 2010)
  40. Hunt after student rapist jailed: ‘Kadir [the defendant] and the other man began drinking and smoking cannabis. The victim became uncomfortable and attempted to walk off. She was grabbed by one of the men, stripped naked and repeatedly raped.’ (11 Aug 2009)
  41. Young rapist is jailed for attack on US tourist: ‘He initially claimed in a police interview that the encounter was consensual and said he had been “stoned” from smoking cannabis. But he pleaded guilty at the start of his trial on March 9, telling a probation officer: “I am a monster”.’ (9 May 2009)
  42. Man gave teen drugs before sexual assault: ‘Mr Walters [defending] said Hughes [the defendant] had been drinking at the time as well as smoking cannabis on a regular basis.’ (22 Oct 2008)
  43. Cannabis-addicted boy aged just 14 raped 58-year-old woman at knifepoint in her home: ‘Sentencing the teenager at Leeds Crown Court, the judge said: ‘When I see that from the age of 10 you have been taking cannabis on a regular basis and even at 14 you were taking cocaine and ecstasy, any right-thinking person is going to think there has got to be something wrong in our society. It must be every victim’s worst nightmare to awake from a deep sleep and find an intruder armed with a knife. It is truly a picture of horror. You have had such an awful effect on this lady’s life.” (20 Oct 2008)
  44. Man pleads guilty to drug-fuelled rape: ‘A Westmeath man who raped a woman in a Longford pub carpark after a heavy drinking bout, combined with taking ecstasy and cannabis, has been jailed for six years by Mr Justice Paul Carney.’ (29 July 2008)
  45. Donegal man jailed for six years for rape: ‘Gormley had denied he anally raped and sexually assaulted the woman after he smoked cannabis and got drunk. The jury of six men and six women deliberated for just over four hours.’ (15 Jan 2008)
  46. Playwright jailed for 16 years for rape: ‘She [the victim] said she smoked some ‘joints’ with the others and they drank Condra’s [the defendant’s] “medieval mead” which she described as “horrible”.’ (26 Apr 2006)
  47. Rosslyn rapist caught after DNA left on drug: ‘A drink and drug-fuelled rapist was snared by police after they traced him through his DNA left on a discarded cannabis joint. Robert Greens, 28, was jailed for ten years yesterday following his sickening attack on a 19-year-old Dutch student at Rosslyn Chapel in Midlothian last May. Detectives today revealed that a DNA profile recovered from a joint found at the crime scene had provided the vital breakthrough in cracking the case. Greens had smoked 15 joints of super-strength “skunk” cannabis and drunk ten pints of lager and cider before pouncing on the teenage backpacker.’ (12 Apr 2006)
  48. Teenage boy jailed over woman’s brutal rape: ‘Mr O’Higgins  [defending] said Mulvaney [the defendant] started fighting with his foster parents when he began abusing cannabis resin, ecstasy and alcohol but they were still supportive of him despite the difficulties.’ (6 Mar 2006)
  49. Grandfather jailed for 8 years for rape: ‘Defence counsel Martin Jones, QC, told the High Court in Edinburgh that, at the time, Kidd was on antidepressant medication and although warned not to take alcohol, that night he had been drinking and smoking cannabis. He became “disinhibited”.’ (15 July 2005)
  50. Sex pest fails to cut term: ‘Richard Murray was caged for eight years at Newcastle Crown Court in October last year after pleading guilty to two counts of indecent assault and attempted robbery. The 28-year-old, of Crawford Terrace, Newcastle, had been downing double vodkas and smoking cannabis in a pub before carrying out the attacks on May 4.’ (30 Apr 2005)
  51. Teenage rapist’s horror attack on girl, 12: ‘Bailey was arrested but did not admit the rape until the sixth police interview. He said he had stolen nail varnish in Nuneaton and sniffed it at Weddington Fields, where he also drank cider and smoked cannabis.’ (18 Jan 2005)
  52. Six years for rape attack after all-day drink, drugs binge: ‘A MAN has been jailed for six years for raping a woman after a day spent smoking cannabis and drinking vodka and lager.’ (19 Oct 2004)
  53. Rapist gets 10 years for attack on teen after drink and drugs binge: ‘A 34-year-old Wicklow man has been jailed for 10 years for raping a teenager after drinking 15 pints of beer and smoking cannabis.’ (18 Oct 2003)
  54. Rapist jailed: ‘Irving [the defendant] had been rowing with his girlfriend, who was three months pregnant at the time. He had been out drinking and smoking cannabis since about 1pm on the day of the attack.’ (8 July 2003)
  55. Man jailed for attack on girl: ‘The 30-year-old launched the dead-of-night assault after knocking back Alcopops, taking valium, and smoking cannabis.’ (26 Jan 2002)
  56. Jail for taxi driver who assaulted passengers: ‘Judge Duncan ordered that Boyd, aged 25 and a cannabis user, register under the Sex Offenders’ Act for life.’ (9 Dec 1998)