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Dangerous sex offender jailed for 20 years after preying on three women

11 May 2018 14:00 PM

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A dangerous sex offender has been jailed for 20 years after preying on three women in Sunderland.

Haval Mohammed Omer, 32, of Eden Vale, Sunderland, has been sentenced to 20 years behind bars after being found guilty of a total of seven sexual offences – including three counts of rape. The judge also handed out extended license conditions for eight years.

Omer assaulted three different females over the age of 16 between November 2015 and July 2016.

He now faces a long stretch in prison after a judge handed out the punishment at Newcastle Crown Court today (Friday, May 11).

The first attack took place in November 2015 after the offender spotted two females waiting for an ambulance and offered them a lift to hospital. Both were vulnerable after taking drugs.

After luring the two friends into his vehicle, he instead drove them to outside his home address at the time.

Once outside the address, one got out of the car to find the street name to call an ambulance. Omer then drove off with the victim before parking up and raping her. She was later found by police unconscious in Omer’s house.

The next attack took place in April 2016. After a night out, Omer drove his victim back to his former property and sexually assaulted her.

The final incident took place three months later in July when Omer raped a women at a new home address in Sunderland.

Now, after a jury found Omer guilty of all offences, the dangerous offender has been taken off the streets.

Detective Inspector Ash Hopper, from Northumbria Police’s Rape Investigation Team, said: “I am pleased to be stood here today knowing that Omer is now behind bars for a long time and is unable to carry out any more appalling acts of this kind.

“His offences were twisted and sickening, and he is clearly a danger to society. He will have to live knowing what he has done and the damage he has caused to the three victims and their families.

“I hope this sentence brings them some sort of justice, even though it cannot take back what horrific ordeals they were put through, and I would like to thank them for their bravery.

“If anybody out there has been a victim of rape or other sexual assault and fear nothing will be done, then please look at the sentence today.

“You will be taken seriously and will be offered the specialist support you need.”