Man jailed for raping vulnerable teenager
Date published: 11 March 2013
A man who raped a vulnerable Oldham teenager has been jailed.
Nishaan Mehta (25), formerly of Banff Road, Rusholme, was jailed for five years after being found guilty of rape at Manchester Crown Court. He was also ordered to sign the sex offenders register for life.
Mehta met the 19-year-old victim as she left a Manchester nightclub in the early hours in November 2011. She was drunk and he offered to help her back to her home in Oldham.
But instead he took her back to his student flat in Rusholme and raped her.
Afterwards he called her a taxi - but the driver dropped her a short time later because she had no money to pay.
Another taxi driver picked up the distressed teenager and took her home. Mehta was arrested after DNA was recovered.
Det-Con Michael O’Connor, said: “Mehta could clearly see the victim was in no state to consent to any sexual activity and it is a reflection of his character that he took her back to his home address and raped her.
“She has had relive her ordeal in court. I credit her for standing up to Mehta and helping ensure justice has been done.
“This case highlights that there are people out there who will take advantage of those who are vulnerable. I would stress how important it is to stay with friends on a night out - and not go off with strangers.
“I must also reserve praise to the taxi driver, who instead of turning a blind eye came to her aid and took her home.”
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