Jailed: Dangerous rapist who snatched girl, 16, from street in broad daylight in terrifying attack

Fiona Simpson
Behind bars: Khurram Reham, 29, was jailed for 21 years the over rape of a 16-year-old girl in Stratford

A dangerous man who snatched a teenage girl from the streets of east London and violently raped her in the back of his car has been jailed for 21 years.

Khurran Rehman, 29, grabbed his 16-year-old victim by the wrists and threatened to stab her if she did not get in his car in broad daylight in East Road, Stratford, in July last year.

The teenager tried to escape but Rehman threatened her again and forced her into the vehicle.

He drove off and parked in nearby Elmgreen Close where he subjected the young girl to a prolonged and serious sex assault, Snaresbrook Crown Court heard.

His victim begged him to stop but Rehman continually threatened to stab her.

The attacker then demanded the girl’s phone number and ordered her to keep quiet about the attack before throwing her out of the car, the court was told.

As he drove off, Rehman hurled £10 at his terrified victim.

The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, contacted police immediately and was harassed by Rehman over the phone as she spoke with detectives.

He was found guilty of three counts of rape and kidnap on December 13 last year following a six-day trial.

Rehman was jailed for 21 years at the same court on Friday.

DC Spencer Thomas said: "Khurram Rehman is a very dangerous man who kidnapped and raped a girl he pulled off the street.

“He poses a significant risk to women and I am pleased that today he has received this custodial sentence. The police have a responsibility to protect the public from this kind of individual.

"I would like to pay tribute to the victim who had the courage to quickly report this distressing assault to police, and attend court to give evidence against Rehman.

“I hope that today's sentence gives the victim and her family a measure of comfort and closure."