Trafford Rapist Jailed For Filming Attack on iPad

A man who filmed himself raping a woman at knifepoint in Greater Manchester on his iPad has been jailed for six years.

24-year-old Hesam Khosravi kicked and beat his victim and threatened to tape her mouth up during the attack in Trafford.

Manchester's Minshull Street Crown Court heard how the Iranian immigrant pulled her around by her hair and forced her to strip and perform a sex act before raping her.

During the harrowing half-hour of footage, which was shown in court, Khosravi can be heard laughing and commentating on the assault in Farsi as the woman cries and sobs throughout.

Police found the recording on his iPad after he was arrested for an unconnected offence - but Khosravi tried to claim it was consensual ``role-play''.

Before the video was shown, Judge Adrian Smith warned those in court that the footage was ``very distressing'' and told the public gallery: ``This is the time to leave if anyone does not want to watch the video.''

Jonathan Dickinson, prosecuting, said Khosravi rested his iPad on a windowsill, lit the room with a halogen lamp and pressed record in a deliberate bid to capture the assault last April.

Khosravi initially pleaded not guilty to two counts of rape but changed his plea to guilty before he went on trial.

Judge Smith said Khosravi was a well-educated man from a ``decent, supportive family'' who turned ``violent and frighteningly menacing'' during the attack.

He said the filming of the rape was an aggravating factor in a ``degrading and humiliating'' assault, jailed Khosravi for six years and ordered him to register as a sex offender on his release.

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