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Market stall owner ‘repeatedly raped woman in Ilford hotel’, court hears

Snaresbrook Crown Court Snaresbrook Crown Court

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
3:43 PM

A market stall owner repeatedly raped a woman in an Ilford hotel after selling her a scooter, a court heard today.

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Haiwad Khan, 24, of Wood Lane, Dagenham, took the alleged victim to the Cranbrook Hotel after promising her dinner in September last year.

But when they were alone in a room he pinned her down and raped her as she sobbed for him to stop, the jury at Snaresbrook Crown Court was told, before telling her: “It is only because I love you.”

Khan then bought some food, made the woman eat and raped her for a second time, according to prosecutors.

When the woman, a mother in her late 30s, complained to police, Khan told her to drop the charges, the court heard.

Prosecuting, Ian Mcloughlin said: “He took advantage of her vulnerability.

“He forced sex upon her and a number of times she lacked the strength to back off, thinking he was being honest when he said it would not happen again.

“He said he wanted to marry her - as someone who is an illegal immigrant, was that to do with love or his right to remain in the UK?”

Jurors heard the woman met Khan when she bought a scooter from him for her son at Barking Market.

Following his arrest, Khan told police any sexual activity was consensual.

He denies three counts of rape, a single count each of assault by penetration and sexual assault, two counts of battery and one of intimidation.

The trial continues.

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