A judge has accused a nightclub of allowing a drunk teenage girl to fall victim to two men who were driving around looking for a drunk girl to rape.
Judge Mary Stacey accused Snobs in Birmingham of ‘abandoning’ the 19-year-old victim to be picked off ‘like prey’ by two sex attackers, who then took the girl’s virginity.
The 19 year old victim was thrown out by bouncers after she had collapsed at the nightclub on February 20 last year.
She was then lured into a transit van by Zaheer Abbas, 30, and Sajad Hussain, 35, and driven to an industrial estate where she was brutally raped and sexually assaulted in a hour long ordeal.
Sentencing at Birmingham Crown Court, Judge Stacey criticised the management at Snobs.
She said: ‘Something needs to be said about Snobs nightclub.
‘We have heard how the establishment carries on serving drinks to students who have had far more than enough to drink.
‘Then they fail to take responsibility for the students, they removed (her) after she collapsed inside.
‘Snobs abandoned her on the street where she was prey to the likes of Abbas and Hussain.
She added: ‘This was a deeply distressing case. The distress on the face of the jurors was all too evident and understandable.’
Both men were convicted in separate trials, Abbas was convicted in December while Hussain was convicted last month.
Both trials were shown CCTV of the pair waiting outside the nightclub looking for a victim. When security staff at Snobs kicked out the girl at around 3.30am, the two men were then seen leading her into a transit van.
The court was also told she was then driven to a industrial estate in Nechells where she was raped by Abbas and sexually assaulted by Hussain.
It was also mentioned in court that the girl was also a virgin at the time and it affected her so badly that she dropped out of her course at Birmingham university.
Judge Stacey told the wicked pair: ‘What you both did to her had devastating consequences.
‘After achieving her goal of getting into a top university because of your actions she dropped out.
‘She no longer goes out on her own and feels wary and fearful. She was clearly abducted, she had to be held up and was unable to walk unaided.
‘She was totally incapable. Abbas, you took her virginity from her which can never be reclaimed, you took her innocence and ruined her time in Birmingham.
‘Both of you have shown no remorse and have cynically attempted to portray her as a sexual predator when the exact opposite was true.’
Abbas was jailed for 11 years after being convicted of rape while Hussain was sentenced to six years after being found guilty of sexual assault.