A rapist who evaded police for more than seven years has been convicted after a trial at Leicester Crown Court.
Ibrahim Elamin, 35, of Hibbert Street, Manchester, was found guilty of rape and was sentenced to seven years in jail.
The Court heard how Elamin was tracked after he was arrested last year for fraud offences. Officers took a DNA sample after his arrest and computer recorders matched it to a serious sexual assault in Loughborough in 2010.
The victim was a 19-year-old man who studied at Loughborough University. He was returning to his student accommodation at the campus when he was grabbed and dragged into a cricket pitch and raped.
DNA was taken from the crime scene and an investigation was launched. However, the Police National Database found no match.
Further investigations have found that Elamin was also responsible for two further sexual assaults on the same campus. He pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault and was given a 16 month prison sentence for these offences.
Detective Constable Steve Winterton said:
“This case demonstrates the significance of DNA in any investigation. This offence took place more than seven years ago and it was the DNA sample taken at the time that has now led to this conviction.”
“This was a very distressing incident for the victims and they have shown immense courage throughout the initial investigation and subsequent legal proceedings. We hope this conviction now helps them move on with their life.”
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