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Watford hospital porter jailed for rape and sex assault

A hospital porter at a Hertfordshire hospital has been jailed for six years for rape and sexual abuse of a woman.

Judge Stephen Warner told Mohammed Khan, 35, of Trinity Hall Close, Watford, he had shown very little understanding of acceptable behaviour.

The Watford General Hospital porter was convicted at St Albans Crown Court of rape and three sex assaults.

He was also put on the sex offenders register for life.

During his trial earlier this month Khan claimed he had a relationship with the woman he attacked while his wife was abroad.

The judge said: "I am satisfied there is no substance to your allegations that there was a relationship.

"You obliged her to give evidence at a trial and relive her experiences at your hands. You attacked her character and suggested she fabricated these allegations because there had been a relationship.

"She has had to live with the shame of what you subjected her to. It is clear you have very little understanding of what is acceptable behaviour. You acted with a total disregard of her feelings and treated her in a humiliating way."

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