A judge has sentenced Faisal Ellahi to 13 years in jail for raping a young woman with Down syndrome.
Ellahi (34) who is originally from Haripur in Pakistan, had pleaded not guilty last year to rape, sexual assault and having sex with a mentally impaired person at his Dublin home on June 12th, 2013. A jury at the Central Criminal Court convicted him of the rape and sexual assault charges.
Mr Justice Tony Hunt said he would not suspend any portion of the sentence as he hoped Ellahi would not be in the community on release.
He said the crime, which had “carelessly demolished” the victim’s independence, was at the lower end of the upper range in seriousness.