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Nottingham rapist jailed after convictions on two counts

A predatory sex offender who raped two women after tricking them to gain their confidence has been jailed.

Ansaf Saeedy was described by a judge as an ‘opportunist’ who preyed upon the two victims and did not care if they consented to his advances or not.

The 21-year-old then refused to admit his offending or show any remorse – forcing his victims to go through the further ordeal of a crown court trial.

Saeedy, of Alfreton Road, Nottingham, was jailed for nine years after being convicted of two counts of rape at Nottingham Crown Court on Friday (16 February).

The first victim was targeted by Saeedy in the early hours of 26 May 2021 when he approached her in Nottingham city centre.

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Saeedy, who was riding a scooter, started talking to the woman and invited her to a party.

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He bought the victim alcohol from a shop before they went to a flat. There were no other people inside the property but Saeedy plied the woman with more alcohol.

He raped her after suggesting that she lied down on his bed.

Saeedy claimed repeatedly that he had not had sex with his victim, and continued to lie about what happened even when damning forensic evidence proved he was not telling the truth.

On 27 August 2022, the second victim had agreed to meet with Saeedy and go for some food.

He tricked his way into her flat before raping her.

Detectives carried out a meticulous investigation into both incidents while supporting the victims and their families.

Detective Constable Rhiannon Drew, of Nottinghamshire Police, said:

“Both victims have shown courage and dignity throughout the legal process and my thoughts are with them as Saeedy begins a substantial period behind bars.

“Without their bravery Saeedy would not have been brought to justice.

“His behaviour, in stark contrast, has been reprehensible throughout.

“Saeedy has shown absolutely no remorse for what he did and continued to deny the offences even when presented with incontrovertible evidence of his guilt.

“He will now spend a very considerable amount of time in jail after the judge agreed with us that he is a dangerous, opportunistic offender who preyed on women.

“I would like to thank all officers and staff who worked so tirelessly to bring Saeedy to justice.  Also, thanks to the Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs) and Victim Care Staff who supported the victims through the investigation and subsequent court process.”

Detective Sergeant Emma Steele, of Nottinghamshire Police, said:

“I am incredibly proud and full of admiration for our two victims.

“They both now hope the sentencing of Saeedy will encourage other victims of rape and serious sexual assault to have the confidence to come forward and report offenders.

“Our specially-trained officers are here to help the victims of appalling crimes like this.

“I hope both these women can now return to the process of rebuilding their lives and we will continue to support them in any way we can.”

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