Man Named Sharif Abbas Kidnapped and Sexually Assaulted Seriously Injured Teenager After She Fell Down Tube Station Stairs
Is “Sharif Abbas” an Islamic name? Sounds like one.
News stories like this disgust me. Rape is bad enough in and of itself, but when a man rapes a woman by exploiting things – because she is already injured, or he’s in a position of trust (such as a first responder) and so forth – I feel ten times more disgusted.
(Like): The sex attacker who posed as a Good Samaritan: Man wearing high-vis vest offered to help injured woman after she fell down Tube station stairs but led to her basement and assaulted her
(Link): Man Kidnapped and Sexually Assaulted Seriously Injured Teenager After She Fell Down Tube Station Stairs
A man has been convicted of the kidnap and sexual assault of a seriously injured young woman in London, Metropolitan Police has confirmed.
Sharif Abbas, 30, was found guilty of kidnap and sexual assault on Monday 20 December at Southwark Crown Court. The attack took place in the summer of 2019.
(Link): ‘Predatory’ man pretended to help woman, 19, who cracked her head open on the London Underground before kidnapping and sexually assaulting her
A man from North London kidnapped and sexually assaulted an injured young woman who cracked her head open during a fall after convincing the victim he was trying to help her.
Sharif Abbas, 30, of Nightingale Road, Edmonton, approached a vulnerable 19-year-old woman who had fallen down a set of stairs in a London Underground station in the summer of 2019, a court heard.
She had sustained a head injury and a broken wrist after she fell while walking from one platform to another at Bond Street Tube station.
The woman was so badly injured that her head was “profusely bleeding” and her skull was “exposed”.
After the fall, the woman made her way to a platform and sat down, before Abbas approached her and offered to help her.
He led her out of the station and put on a ‘high vis’ vest before scoping out and leading the woman to an empty basement of a nearby building.
Abbas told the victim he needed to examine her for injuries, despite having no medical training, at which point he sexually assaulted her.
The 30-year-old was not aware that upon entering the basement he had triggered a silent alarm, prompting police to respond.
Officers discovered him standing behind the victim with his hands under her clothing and the fly of his jeans undone. He was then arrested on suspicion of sexual assault.
…The victim was taken to a hospital in West London and underwent surgery for a broken wrist and received treatment for a serious head injury.
She has since made a full recovery from those physical injuries and no longer lives in the UK.
Detective Constable Nigel Pacquette praised the young woman’s “bravery” and “determination” throughout the investigation.
Speaking of the “sinister” nature of Abbas’ crime, Detective Constable Pacquette said: “Abbas was travelling on the Tube network carrying a ‘high vis’ tabard that would give the impression that he was a member of rail staff.
“He claimed that he had taken her into the basement in order to check her body for cuts and bruises, after which he was going to help her, yet he stated he had no medical training, nor had he taken any actions to address her significant head wound.
“To take advantage of a seriously injured woman, particularly at a time when she required urgent medical attention, is deplorable.”
Detective Constable Pacquette labelled Abbas’ “calculating and predatory”, saying that “the verdict is wholly the right outcome to ensure that other women are protected from him.”
Abbas claimed during police interviews that he tried to call for an ambulance inside the Tube station but couldn’t get a phone signal and falsely claimed that the victim had asked him not to call for an ambulance.
He also claimed he had just spoken to a man that would provide bandages and first aid.