A lost girl who stopped to ask men for help was dragged back to a flat and gang-raped.
The three men and a boy who subjected the teenage victim to an ‘abhorrent’ ordeal have been jailed.
The 16-year-old stopped to ask the group for directions in Ramsgate on Sunday, September 18 last year, Kent Police said.Shersha Muslimyar, 21, Tamin Rahmani, 38, Rafiullah Hamidy, 24, and a 17-year-old youth pounced on the girl as she made her way to a friend’s house after a night out.
The men then led her to one of their flats, where she was raped and escorted back out the building.
She was eventually found crying in the street by two members of the public who called the police.
Detective Inspector Richard Vickery, of Kent Police, said: ‘The victim in this case was a vulnerable teenage girl who was taken advantage of and subjected to some of the most horrendous crimes imaginable.
‘It was late at night, she was lost and she asked a group of men for directions.
‘Rape is an abhorrent crime and the victim has suffered a great deal of emotional harm from the ordeal she was forced to endure.‘Instead they saw an opportunity to fulfil their depraved sexual desires and betrayed the trust she placed in them in the worst possible way.
‘She has displayed tremendous courage in reliving what happened to her, and I would like to personally thank her for having the strength to help bring her offenders to justice.
‘They clearly pose a significant danger to women and children and are fully deserving of the lengthy prison sentences they have received.’