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Man jailed over churchyard rape in Oxford

Yasin Mohamed
Image caption Yasin Mohamed has been placed on the sex offenders register for life

A man who admitted kidnapping, raping and robbing a 19-year-old student in Oxford has been jailed for nine years.

Yasin Mohamed, 25, of Aston Street, Oxford, was also placed on the sex offenders register for life.

The woman was attacked in St Clements Street on her way home in March, Oxford Crown Court heard.

After being assaulted in St Clements graveyard, she was attacked for a second time at a property in the east of the city.

'Terrifying ordeal'

Following the case, CPS case lawyer Jenny Jonckheer said: "Yassin Mohamed subjected his victim to a terrifying ordeal.

"He raped her in a churchyard and then took her to his home address where he raped her again twice.

"This was an appalling crime and I would like to commend his victim for her courage in coming forward to police.

"In doing so, this man has been brought before the courts and has been sentenced for his crimes and sent to prison for many years.

"I hope this fact helps this young woman come to terms, in some way, with what she has been through and she can move forward in her life."

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