Mohamed Mohamed was found guilty of rape and false imprisonment (Image: BPM Media)

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A sex predator raped a teenager in his office after inviting her in for a job interview, a court has heard.

Mohamed Mohamed, 43, subjected the victim to a "sustained" ordeal and turned up music to drown out the woman's cries.

He has been jailed for nine years after being found guilty of rape and false imprisonment following a trial at Birmingham Crown Court, reports Birmingham Live.

Mohamed, of Kentish Road, Handsworth, West Midlands, was also ordered to register as a sex offender for life.

The court heard he had rented offices in Coventry Road, Small Heath, Birmingham, under the registered company name of Gulf Care Ltd.

The company initially advertised for people who wanted to work as health care assistants for care homes, but that later changed to cleaning staff.

Judge Sarah Buckingham said the company had only just started to develop and Mohamed appeared to have little idea what to do, although she was prepared to accept that it was not a fake business.

Mohamed was jailed at Birmingham Crown Court
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The judge said: "In an effort to establish this business you placed an advert for staff.

"Unsurprisingly young women responded to your advert, including the victim and her friends, although she was the only one you interviewed."

The judge said the 18-year-old woman had applied by text and that Mohamed responded using WhatsApp, attaching a response next to a photo of the victim dressed in a bikini.

He subsequently accessed her WhatsApp storyboard on a number of occasions, the court heard.

Judge Buckingham said: "I have no doubt that you found her attractive from viewing that."

The teenager visited the defendant's office on October 14 and he offered her some free training for a secretarial role, the court heard.

Judge Buckingham said: "By this point, she had some misgivings but plainly viewed you as a potential employer.

"She wanted to work and prove herself to you, his was a clear breach of trust."

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Mohamed had initially given the victim some training before leaving the office for a short period, the judge said.

Judge Buckingham continued: "On your return, the situation changed quite significantly. You decided to see whether she would respond to your sexual advances.

"You simply could not control yourself and you gave in to your lust and desire and set about having sex with this young girl whether she consented or not.

"She had obviously no idea that she had walked into a sexual predator's lair.

"She repeatedly told you to stop, was crying and tried to push you away but you manhandled her to the floor, removed her trousers and raped her.

"You turned up music to drown out her noise."

When the woman tried to leave, Mohamed stopped her by pulling her back and taking hold of the door handle, telling her that she had to be paid first, the court heard.

The defendant later went with the teenager to a cash point and gave her £20.

In a statement, the victim said that what had happened had destroyed her trust in males and that she could not forget it.

Elizabeth Power, mitigating, said Mohamed had been married for 15
years and that he had cared for his wife who was disabled.

She said although the defendant and the victim had been in his office for several hours, the actual offence only took place over a short period of time.

Miss Power said that during the pandemic Mohamed had received a letter of thanks for working for the NHS as a health care assistant.

Judge Buckingham said: "She was your quasi-employee and was trapped with you and you tried to persuade her not to tell anyone.

"Your attack on her was horrific. She had placed her trust in you."