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Borehamwood man part of gang jailed for raping 40-year-old woman
A man from Borehamwood was one of a gang sentenced to a total of 53 years in jail for raping a woman.
Fahri O’Dea, 24, of Farm Close, was imprisoned for 13 years for the rape and attempted rape of the 40-year-old victim.
His brother Mehmet O’Dea, 25, of Ulster Gardens, Palmers Green, was found guilty of two counts of rape.
Olua Nimbo, 24, of Griffin Road in Tottenham, was convicted of one count.
Both received 20 years behind bars.
The fourth suspect is still at large.
The victim had rented her garage out to an associate of the men who then started growing cannabis inside.
When she asked them to stop, they threatened and began intimidating her.
On the night of August 19, 2012, the four men took the victim out to a night club, which she asked to leave after a few drinks.
She felt ill on the journey and has a vague memory of being held down and raped by four men.
She remembers attempting to struggle, but lacking the strength to push them away.
The victim regained consciousness the next morning to find one of the men sexually assaulting her.
Fahri O’Dea was arrested by police as he attempted to flee to Cyprus.
Mehmet O'Dea and Nimbo were arrested at the house later the same day.
All claimed in interviews the victim had consented to sex.
While waiting for the trial, the victim was threatened and offered money by Petros Aristoudou, 28, of Beckenham Gardens, Edmonton, who later received 16 months for witness intimidation.
Detective Constable Amanda Christodoulou, of the Metropolitan Police’s sexual offences exploitation and child abuse command, said: "These men are dangerous and violent offenders who have now been sentenced to lengthy terms of imprisonment.
"This reflects the offences they have committed against this vulnerable woman.
"These men have taken advantage of this woman and the vulnerable circumstances that she has found herself in.
"She has shown courage in giving evidence at court despite the witness intimidation that she also faced."
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