A mum raped in a secluded park more than a decade ago wept on in court as one of her attackers was finally jailed for nine years.
The 31-year-old office worker had been assaulted in October 1997 while on her way home to Sutton after a night out with colleagues.
Noor Hussain, 28, offered to walk the woman to a cab office when her train terminated unexpectedly at Shadwell station, east London.
Southwark Crown Court heard how Hussein danced around the victim, threatening to use a knife, while his friend raped her.
Lisa Wilding, for the prosecution, said the woman stopped struggling because she feared for her life.
Hussain then raped her.
Mrs Wilding told jurors: “Then began a surreal period where she was assisted in finding her clothing. They waited while she dressed, helped her find her bag and shoes.”
After the rapists helped her over a fence, the woman hailed a black cab so she could return to her parents and three-year-old daughter.
A DNA match linked Hussain to the rape in 2003 after he was convicted of shoplifting. But the drug addict was only arrested after the formation of the Cold Case Rape Unit last year.
Passing sentence on Monday, Judge John Price told Hussain: “She was in an area she didn’t know much about and you and the other man came and pretended to help her.
“You were both taking advantage of a lady who may have been a little intoxicated, who was lost and wanted help.
“You didn’t help her, you attacked her and raped her.”
Hussain, of Shadwell Gardens, was told he must serve at least six years of his nine-year jail term.
His name is to remain on the sex offenders’ register for life. The second attacker has never been caught.
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