Rapist taken to police by victim gets 9 years in jail

January 21st, 2009 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS  

Wellington, Jan 21 (DPA) A rapist who was driven to Auckland police station by his victim after he fell asleep in his car has been jailed for nine-and-a-half years, news reports said Wednesday. Vipul Romik Sharma, 22, was found guilty of rape and kidnapping at a trial in November.

The court was told that he and another man raped the 20-year-old victim, who persuaded him to let her drive after he became sleepy and started weaving across the road. She took him straight to the police station.

His fellow offender, Sukhvinder Singh, pleaded guilty to rape earlier and is serving seven-and-a-half years.

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