He claims he was praying, yet his DNA says he was busy violating this poor woman.
A RAPIST who claimed he was praying at the bedside of his critically ill father when his victim was attacked has been jailed.
A DNA sample tracked down Farah Jama, 21, months after his 48-year-old victim was found lapsing in and out of consciousness in a locked toilet cubicle at a Doncaster nightspot in July 2006.
The County Court heard the woman had virtually no memory of the night or the attack upon her, but had to be hospitalised overnight.
Judge Paul Lacava said a DNA sample had been taken from Jama during an unrelated investigation – for which he was never charged – and it was eventually matched to that found on the victim.
But Jama pleaded not guilty, claiming he was at his family’s Preston home that night sitting by the bed of his critically ill father.
Judge Lacava said family members gave evidence Jama was praying and reading his father passages from the Koran for all but 15 minutes of that night.
He said the evidence was “most unsatisfactory” and the jury must have rejected it by finding him guilty of one count of rape.
In a victim impact statement the woman said she felt she had lost her dignity and felt shame, rage and unrelenting guilt.
Judge Lacava said the attack was offensive, repugnant and intolerable in this society.
“You raped her when she was in a most vulnerable state,” she said.
“You obviously saw her and sized up the situation. Instead of assisting her .. you raped her for your own immediately and short lived sexual gratification.”
Judge Lacava said he was guarded about Jama’s chances of rehabilitation despite his youth because he had shown no remorse.
He jailed Jama for six years with a non-parole term of four years
Article found in the News Herald.