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Teenager jailed for raping 15-year-old girl at knifepoint

A teenager has been jailed for 12 years after raping a 15-year-old girl at knifepoint in Newcastle.

Abdul Miah, aged 19, from Elswick, Newcastle, told his victim he would kill her if she fought back.

The attack took place in December last year, when the girl was raped on an area of waste ground between Park Close and Gloucester Terrace in Elswick.

The girl was making her way home from a youth club.

Teenager admits knifepoint rape in Elswick

A teenager has admitted raping a 15-year-old girl at knifepoint in Newcastle.

19-year-old Abdul Miah appeared at the city's Crown Court via video-link and pleaded guilty to three counts of rape and one of robbery.

He attacked his victim on waste ground in Elswick on 18 December.

He denied kidnap, false imprisonment, making threats to kill and having an offensive weapon but admitted carrying a bladed article.

Katherine Dunn, prosecuting, said those not guilty pleas were acceptable as it was not in the public interest to make the victim go through a trial.

The judge told Miah:

"The pleas have been accepted so there will be no trial in respect of those counts in which you have pleaded not guilty.

"I am told there is no issue in relation to the facts of the case as described by the complainant and you will be sentenced on that basis. As you will understand, these are very serious crimes that you have committed and admitted."

– Judge James Goss, the Recorder of Newcastle,

He adjourned the case to allow for reports to be prepared in relation to the risk Miah poses, and other matters.

Miah was remanded back into custody and will be sentenced next month.


Teen appears in court over rape in Newcastle

A teenager has appeared in court today charged with subjecting a fifteen year old girl to an horrific ordeal in which she was allegedly kidnapped and raped in Newcastle.

Abdul Miah appeared today at Newcastle Crown Court via a videolink.

The 19-year-old is charged with kidnap, false imprisonment, three counts of rape, possessing an offensive weapon, threats to kill and robbery.


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