Teenager jailed for 20 years for ‘disgusting, heartless’ gunpoint rape attack

A 16-year-old boy was also imprisoned after the ‘abhorrent, cruel’ pair invaded their victim’s home.

A general view of Sheffield Crown Court, Sheffield.
A general view of Sheffield Crown Court, Sheffield.

An 18-year-old man who repeatedly raped a young woman at gunpoint has been jailed for 20 years.

Police said Aquib Ahmed and a 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, operated as a “twisted tag team” as they subjected the woman, who is in her 20s, to “a disgusting, heartless attack”.

Aquib Ahmed, who was jailed for 20 years for raping a woman in Sheffield in a ‘disgusting, heartless attack’  (South Yorkshire Police/PA Wire)

But they realised they had targeted the wrong house as the occupants had no criminal or drugs connections.

The pair returned three days later when they subjected the young woman to “a disgusting, heartless attack”.

Detective Constable David Devey said: “They returned to the house, purely for their own sexual gratification, where they threatened the man and his daughter at gunpoint before they each raped the young woman repeatedly.

“Ahmed told the man and his daughter he’d kill them both if they reported what happened to police.”

Temporary Detective Inspector Anna Sedgwick who led the investigation, said: “The victims quite rightly viewed their home as a safe place, where they could relax and spend time with each other.

“Both offenders have selfishly destroyed this, subjecting them both, and especially the woman, to what can only be described as a disgusting, heartless attack. The woman has shown immense bravery throughout the entire investigative process and I’d like to praise the strength she has shown after being subjected to this horrendous ordeal.”

Ms Sedgwick said: “The prosecution described the pair as a twisted tag team, who have shown little to no remorse for what they did, which has ultimately shattered the innocent world of a father and daughter.

“I’m in no doubt that both offenders absolutely deserve today’s sentences and can only hope that father and daughter can continue moving forward with their lives knowing that these abhorrent, cruel, boys are behind bars where they belong.”

Police confirmed that Ahmed, of Barnsley Road, Fir Vale, Sheffield was jailed for 20 years on Wednesday after pleading guilty to two counts of rape and possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence at an earlier hearing.

The 16-year-old boy was jailed for six years after pleading guilty to the same offences.

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