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PremierLeague-News.Com - Ali-Yahya Horoun was jailed for six years and nine months after being convicted by a jury
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A man has been jailed after he was caught on CCTV attempting to rape a woman as she slept on the sofa. Ali-Yahya Horoun, 28, had been staying at an asylum seekers refuge in Rochdale when the victim visited the address with a friend in March last year. Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court heard how the woman had fallen asleep on a sofa after she and two friends spent the afternoon drinking together. A jury previously heard that she had not met the defendant prior to the attack. CCTV from the refuge's communal area captured Horoun entering the room before going over to where the woman was sleeping. Footage shows Horoun attempting to communicate with the victim whilst she lay motionless on the sofa, prosecutor Helena Williams told the court. Horoun, of Wycherley Road was jailed for six years and nine months for attempted rape (Image: MEN Media) "A short time later the defendant can be seen stroking her head," Ms Williams said. "The defendant then positions himself on top of her. "The footage goes on and he can be seen pulling at her leggings. She is not taking part in this. "He pulled down her leggings and then pulled at her knickers. He can then be seen to put his hand into his trousers." The court heard that Horoun stopped after being disturbed by the victim's friend, who woke up and noticed what was happening. Police were called to the address and Horoun was later arrested. Get our free M.E.N. Court newsletter Manchester's courts are some of the busiest in the country with a vast array of cases heard every week. To keep up to date with how justice is being served across Greater Manchester subscribe to our free weekly M.E.N. Court News newsletter put together by our court reporters Andrew Bardsley and Amy Walker. How do I sign up? First just click on this link to our newsletter sign-up centre. Once you're there, put your email address where it says at the top, then tick the MEN Court News box. There are other newsletters available if you want them as well. When you've made your choice, hit Save Changes button at the bottom. During a police interview he denied rape and said that the victim had been awake at the time. A jury found no evidence that penetration had taken place, but found Horoun guilty of an offence of attempted rape. In a moving statement read to the court, the victim said she had been living in a women's refuge at the time of the attack, after escaping an abusive relationship. "On the night I was attacked I was just going for some drinks. I thought I was safe and with friends," she said.
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. "One of the things that has affected me the most was that I was unconscious and woke up to find him on top of me and violating me. "I felt I would be better off dead. I don’t know how to cope with it because it never should have happened to me. "I am happy that the jury found him guilty but that doesn’t change what he did to me. I am the one who has the life sentence and have to live with the fact that someone tried to rape me."
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Anyone who wishes to seek support but does not want to talk to police can contact St Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre on 0161 276 6515 or visiting by visiting the website. St Mary's provides forensic, counselling and aftercare services for people affected by rape and sexual assault. The National Male Survivors Helpline, Safeline, can be contacted on 0808 800 5005 or through the website here. Survivors Manchester supports boys and men who have been affected by rape and sexual assault. The charity provides therapeutic support and Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVA). They offer assistance throughout the criminal justice system, from initial reports to court and beyond. ISVAs work independently of the police, Crown Prosecution Service and court system. Boys and Men in Greater Manchester affected by sexual abuse, regardless of when it happened, can access Survivors Manchester by calling 0161 236 2182 or emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org A weekly drop in session takes place each Wednesday from 2pm until 5pm. You can donate to Survivors Manchester here. Greater Manchester Rape Crisis works with women and girls affected by rape and sexual assault. They can be contacted on 0161 273 4591. Victims of sexual crimes are entitled to lifelong anonimity.
Horoun's defence barrister, Adam Roxborough told the court his client will be automatically deported after serving his sentence. "He knows that a significant custodial sentence will follow but the consequence of that will be deportation and the loss of contact with his three-year-old daughter," Mr Roxborough said. Horoun, of Wycherley Road was jailed for six years and nine months and will be deported after serving half of his sentence. Sentencing, Judge Andrea Neild said: "The victim has put together a victim statement that could on itself be used to describe the sort of feelings almost every victim of an offence of this type expresses before the court. "The most startling feature, and I don’t believe I have seen before is that you were caught on CCTV. "The court, the jury, they had the dubious benefit of watching what happened to this vulnerable woman played out in graphic detail before them. "She was vulnerable because she was asleep. She believed herself to be unconscious. "It really matters not what her state was, she was at that time incapable of giving any form of consent. "The arrogance of this case is illustrated by the fact that you knew there was CCTV and yet you behaved in a way the jury found that you did."
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