Man shouted ‘I am Sad­dam Hus­sein’ after rape, jury told

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A MAN who raped a woman after watch­ing porn videos on his phone shouted ‘I am Sad­dam Hus­sein’ to po­lice who came to ar­rest him, a court heard.

Ab­del-Aziz Al-Shamary, 21, re­fused to speak to fe­male of­fi­cers, yelling: ‘I do not speak to women. In my coun­try we speak to men.’

The court was told that he had watched porn be­fore­hand while get­ting drunk on Jack Daniels whiskey.

He fol­lowed a woman as she left The Greyhound pub in Dar­ling­ton, County Durham, pushed her down on a river bank and punched her in the face be­fore rap­ing her, it is al­leged. His vic­tim, in her thir­ties, was left sob­bing at around mid­night, Teesside Crown Court heard.

Passer-by Natalie Curry saw the woman as she drove past and stopped to help, by which time Al-Shamary had fled, the jury was told.

Miss Curry said the vic­tim screamed that he said he would kill her if she told any­one about the at­tack.

Al-Shamary al­legedly be­came en­raged when fe­male po­lice cor­nered him, yelling: ‘Do you know Sad­dam Hus­sein? I am Sad­dam Hus­sein.’ PC Jackie Mal­lows told the court: ‘He kept telling me not touch him and he also said, “I will not speak to you, you are a woman. In my coun­try we speak to men”.’

Al-Shamary, of Dar­ling­ton, de­nies rape on May 16 this year. The trial con­tin­ues.

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