Isle of Dogs rapist jailed for 17 years
A rapist who used emotional blackmail to carry out a campaign of abuse on his teenage victim has been jailed for 17 years.
Mohammed Fakhrul Islam, 33, of Stewart Street, E14, recorded his sex attack on the 18-year-old female before threatening to show her family and post it on the internet.
He was sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court for three rapes, one assault and one charge of voyeurism after being found guilty in December.
Islam had first met the victim in Bangladesh in 2008 and the two became friends. Two years later, after the teenager had moved to the UK to study, she got back in touch with Islam.
Later that year he took her to his friend's house, where she was dragged into a bedroom and raped by Islam, who recorded the attack on his mobile phone.
He then threatened to tell her family they were having sex unless she did what he wanted.
He also said he would post the footage on the internet along with her phone number, implying she was a prostitute, and threatened to kill her if she went out with another man.
Soon after, he raped her for a second time and recorded that attack as well.
By February 2013, the victim was suffering depression and it was around this time the third rape took place.
She told a colleague at her place of work she feared Islam, who was waiting outside.
When they both went out he attacked both her and her colleague when she wouldn't leave with him.
The colleague then convinced her to go to the police. On March 5, Islam was arrested.
Det Con Caroline Horden from the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command, said: "The victim has shown great strength of character, she found the courage to come forward and speak about her terrible ordeal and because of this a very dangerous individual has been brought to justice."
The victim has since been rehoused.