Phil Winter, Hull Daily Mail, February 8, 2018
A rapist held a sharp piece of wood to a teenage girl’s throat and told her “my country would love you” in a horrifying attack.
Ahmed Abdoule, 33, of west Hull, told the girl it was impossible she could be a virgin “because she was white”.
He also pulled her top over her head so he did not have to look at her while he raped her.
Hull Crown Court heard the girl “pleaded” with Abdoule to let her go during the horrifying ordeal.
The court heard Abdoule, a Somalian national, was known to the woman and took her to his home.
Once inside, Abdoule “locked the door” as the girl “cried and pleaded” with him to let her go.
Abdoule “jabbed a sharp piece of wood into her stomach” as he forced her upstairs, and then held the weapon against her throat as he raped her.
Judge Mark Bury told Abdoule: “She told you she was a virgin to try and get you to stop.
“You said to her, ‘You cannot be, you are white’.
“You told her not to look at you, and pulled her top over her face, telling her you did not want to see her while you were raping her.”
After he had raped her, Abdoule told his victim he had “liked it,” and that she was “not the only girl who was going to get punished”.
He also said to her: “My country would love you.”
When he dropped the teenager off a distance away from his home, Abdoule gave her a new top to wear, and told her “to cherish it”.
He also told her he would kill her if she told anyone what had happened.
Abdoule denied rape, but was found guilty after a trial and was sentenced to 11 years in prison.
In a victim statement, the teenager said she still did not feel safe in her own home.
She said: “I don’t seem able to talk to boys or men anymore, as I feel uneasy doing so.
“Mum lets me go a bit further from the house than last summer, but I always let her know where I am.
“I used to go missing and stay out late, and mum used to nag me, telling me stuff could happen to me.
“I never listened. She was right.”
The victim’s mum also wrote a statement.
In it, she said she felt she had “failed her as a mum.”
She said: “I feel guilty about what happened. It is my job to protect my daughter, and although I did the best I could I have failed her in the end.
“Even when she goes to the shops now I do not like it.”