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Tuesday, 27 January 2009

SA illegal immigrant raped Brit woman 'because she was white'


Obviously the police are not treating this as a racist hate crime. It involved a black on white crime, duh, so it can't be racist.

An illegal immigrant from South Africa has been jailed for nine years for raping an 18-year-old British woman because she was white, Exeter Crown Court has been told.

Black South African Amos Moobeng, 35, lured two women back to the Devon farm at which he was staying in 2007. After assaulting one woman who rejected his sexual advances, Moobeng locked her friend in a room and raped her.

The judge, referring to Moobeng’s comments to friends when he met the women that night, said: “You deliberately targeted two white females and it appears on the evidence you targeted them because they were white.”

The court heard that Moobeng had met the two women in a hotel bar in Cullompton, Devon in August 2007. They later tried to get into a nightclub in Exeter, but were turned away and without any money for a taxi, the women reluctantly agreed to spend the night at Moobeng’s house.

After one of the women, aged 20, spurned his advances for sex he slapped her and then dragged her teenage friend into a room, locking the door so she could not escape.

Moobeng fled the house after the rape but was found nearby after being tracked by a police dog. He was found guilty of rape and false imprisonment and admitted assault.

Sentencing Moobeng, Judge Jeremy Griggs said: “That evening you deliberately targeted two white females because they were white.

“You dragged the other girl into the house and locked the doors so she could not escape. You dragged her upstairs by the wrists, causing her significant injuries, before subjecting her to a short but violent rape.”

Deportation papers have been served on the 35-year-old illegal immigrant who went on the run after the sex attack, shaving off his dreadlocks and hiding in Scotland. The South African had outstayed a visitor’s visa and gave a false name when arrested.

* Moobeng has merely imported a South African tradition. In his home country, there were 55,000 reported rapes in 2006. Official estimates are that there are an additional 450,000 rape cases that go unreported.

This means that on average approximately 1,300 women can be expected to be raped every day in that country.

A study by Interpol, the international police agency, has revealed that South Africa leads the world in rapes. According to their figures, a woman is raped in South Africa every 17 seconds. This does not include the number of child rape victims.

Interpol said it estimated that one in every two women in South Africa would be raped.


lucygilson21@yahoo.co.uk said...

that was my friend that went thru that. and i am the other girl that got slapped by amos. it was treated as a non-racial crime yes but, hower the judge said in court that he deliberatly set out to target a white girl, which technically doesmake it racist, because he is of a dfferrent race to us. nowadays its only seen as racist if a white person does or says something to someone of a different race which personally i think is wrong. my friend has now moved away from devon, and now lives in redditch, with her partner. she will never forget that night but at least now, justice has been done, and hopefully if he ever does it again, in his country then they will punish him accordingly..

clare said...

im so ashamed that im from south africa, and you are right, when its black on white crime its not considered a racist attack which is bull. its so hard here in south africa, you live in fear every day...