Monday, September 23, 2013

Update: Minicab driver jailed for forcing pregnant woman to miscarriage.

A man who forced a pregnant woman into having a miscarriage by administering medication against her will has been jailed for six years.

Ahmed Raofi, 27,  of Whitchurch Avenue, Edgware, was sentenced at Blackfriars Crown Court on Friday 20 September for administering a substance to a woman with intent to procure a miscarriage.

Raofi pleaded guilty on Tuesday 17 September to the offence at the same court.

The offence took place on April 9 this year at an address in Islington.

The 39-year-old woman - who was in a relationship with Raofi - had a miscarriage after he forced her to take medication without her consent.

She eventually lost her unborn baby within 24 hours of being given the drugs. She was four months pregnant.

After she was discharged from hospital, she told the midwife what Raofi had done. She had not told doctors at the time because she was too ashamed to admit what had happened to her.

He was subsequently arrested on Friday 12 April and charged the following day.

Detective Constable Aroon Rashid, of Community Safety Unit at Islington, said: "I hope this conviction would encourage anyone who has been through a similar experience to contact police and have faith that we will deliver them justice."

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