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Swansea taxi driver jailed for rape of 17 year-old

Credit: South Wales Police

A Swansea taxi driver has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after being found guilty of the rape of a 17 year-old girl.

Katar Ibm Shahin was sentenced at Swansea Crown Court on Monday 20 November 2017.

The 40 year-old picked up the victim and took her to his home in Aberdyberthi Street, Hafod, where the sexual assault took place.

South Wales Police say they welcome the sentencing.

Despite the serious sexual assault the victim had the strength and courage to support the police prosecution and gave vital evidence of her harrowing and traumatic experience.

This sexual predator used his taxi as a means to take the vulnerable victim to a place, which she thought was her home, but instead he used the situation to commit rape.

In addition, I would like to highlight that the victim was supported throughout by specialist officers, from Morriston CID, who continue to work tirelessly for victims of sexual assault and target and pursue individuals who exploit the most vulnerable persons within our society.

– Detective Sergeant Mark Kayes, South Wales Police