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Muslim preacher jailed 10 years for rape


18/03/2008 23:50
LONDON (Reuters) - An east London
man who preached at his local mosque
has been jailed for 10 years for rape
and perverting the course of justice.

Abdul Mukim Khalisadar, 26, who was


not an imam but gave religious talks at
the East London Mosque in
Whitechapel, was sentenced at
Snaresbrook Crown Court on Monday.

Enlarge image Khalisadar had pleaded guilty last


month to raping 27-year-old a woman
after forcing his way into her
Whitechapel home in October 2005.

He had been charged after police arrested him a year later during a
separate investigation into child pornography.

A routine DNA swab revealed he matched the profile of the


Whitechapel rapist.

Khalisadar had first claimed the sex had been consensual, before
later saying he had never met the woman and had actually been at
the mosque on the night of the attack.

Seven friends who gave false alibis that Khalisadar had been at the
mosque later pleaded guilty to conspiring to pervert the course of
justice and were jailed for 12 months each.

Khalisadar was jailed for 7-1/2 years for the rape, and a further 2-
1/2 years for perverting the course of justice.

"Khalisadar attacked, raped and robbed a young woman to satisfy


his desire and interest in sexual violence against women," said
Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Wratten.

"His co-conspirators were content to go along with .....continued


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the plan, which if successful would have seen a violent rapist evade
justice."

(Reporting by Tim Castle; Editing by Steve Addison)

LONDON (Reuters) - An east London man who preached at his


local mosque has been jailed for 10 years for rape and perverting
the course of justice.

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Abdul Mukim Khalisadar, 26, who was not an imam but gave
religious talks at the East London Mosque in Whitechapel, was
sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Monday.

Khalisadar had pleaded guilty last month to raping 27-year-old a


woman after forcing his way into her Whitechapel home in October
2005.

He had been charged after police arrested him a year later during a
separate investigation into child pornography.

A routine DNA swab revealed he matched the profile of the


Whitechapel rapist.

Khalisadar had first claimed the sex had been consensual, before
later saying he had never met the woman and had actually been at
the mosque on the night of the attack.

Seven friends who gave false alibis that Khalisadar had been at the
mosque later pleaded guilty to conspiring to pervert the course of
justice and were jailed for 12 months each.

Khalisadar was jailed for 7-1/2 years for the rape, and a further 2-
1/2 years for perverting the course of justice.

"Khalisadar attacked, raped and robbed a young woman to satisfy


his desire and interest in sexual violence against women," said
Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Wratten.

"His co-conspirators were content to go along with the plan, which if


successful would have seen a violent rapist evade justice."

(Reporting by Tim Castle; Editing by Steve Addison)

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