Man, 18, and 16-year-old boy who ‘took it in turns’ to rape woman, 18, in flat after saying they were taking her home when she was refused entry to a nightclub are jailed for 13 years
- Tyquante Reid, now 18, and a 16-year old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, ‘showed disturbing predatory behaviour ‘said the prosecution service
- Reid, from Luton, Bedfordshire, was detained for six years and eight months
- The 16-year-old, of no fixed address, was locked up for six years and six months
Two teenagers took it in turns to rape an 18-year-old woman after she was refused entry to a nightclub because she was drunk.
Tyquante Reid, now 18, and a 16-year old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons because of his age, ‘showed disturbing predatory behaviour’ when they ‘targeted’ the vulnerable teenager in Wigan, said the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) after both were locked up.
Reid, who was 17 at the time and from Dallow Road in Luton, Bedfordshire, was detained for six years and eight months.
The 16-year-old, of no fixed address, was locked up for six years and six months.
Tyquante Reid (pictured), now 18, and a 16-year old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons because of his age, ‘showed disturbing predatory behaviour’ when they ‘targeted’ the vulnerable teenager in Wigan, said the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)
The offenders were both locked up for more than six years following the trial and sentencing at Manchester’s Minshull Street Crown Court (pictured)
Both denied the offences but were convicted after a trial and sentenced at Manchester’s Minshull Street Crown Court on Tuesday, November 29.
In a statement, the CPS said in the early hours one night in April, the woman, who had become separated from her friends, was refused entry to the Popworld nightclub in Wigan town centre because she was drunk.
Reid and the teenager then ‘ushered’ her into a taxi and took her to a flat, where they raped her.
A CPS spokesman said: ‘The two defendants, Reid being 17 years-old at the time, approached her and ushered her into a taxi.
‘She thought she was going home, but they took her to a flat in Aspull, Wigan, an area she did not know, where they took it in turns to rape her.
‘She begged to be allowed to go home, but they told her she could only leave after she performed oral sex on them.
‘At 01.55am she called 911 on the pretext of taking a call from a taxi. She had been in the flat for 45 minutes.
‘She reported that she had been raped by two men and had no idea where she was.
‘The operator advised her to leave the flat and knock on a door for help. A neighbour took her inside and waited with her until the police arrived.
‘When the defendants saw the police car arrive from the flat window they quickly left the flat, and got a taxi out of the area.’
Following a trial in October, Reid was found guilty of two counts of rape and the 16 year-old was found guilty of two counts of rape and one count of assault by penetration.
Wendy Chappell, Senior Crown Prosecutor for CPS North West, called them ‘dangerous sexual predators’.
She said: ‘These two young men showed disturbing predatory behaviour when they targeted a woman, who was clearly vulnerable through drink, in order to rape her.
‘They put the woman through the further traumatic ordeal of having to relive her experience by testifying against them at a trial.
‘I would like to commend this extremely brave young woman for her quick thinking in reporting it to the police and seeking safety.
‘Her courageous actions have undoubtedly saved other woman from harm at the hands of these dangerous sexual predators.’