‘I was a blackmail sex victim’ says man accused of rape

A FACTORY worker from Dewsbury Moor accused of raping a woman has claimed he was blackmailed.

Yassir Mehmood, 32, of Moorside End, had consensual sex with the victim eight months before the alleged incident.

He told a jury at Bradford Crown Court that she had claimed she would tell his wife if he did not have sex with her again.

Mehmood and co-accused Yasir Mahmood, 30, of Hill Top Estate, Kilpin Hill, Heckmondwike, both deny raping the woman on October 17, 2013.

The court was told the alleged incident happened at an empty house in Bradford.

Mehmood said on Wednesday, with the help of a Punjabi interpreter, that he had sex with her against his will after she threatened to tell his wife of their previous encounter.

Andrew Dallas, prosecuting, said the victim was taken to Bradford in a green Honda Civic driven by Mahmood at around 3.30pm.

She drank vodka and lemonade she brought with her and also smoked cannabis.

When they arrived at the house, Mahmood knocked her to the floor with a punch to the face.

He grabbed her arms and held her down while Mehmood raped her before taking his turn.

The jury was told she was dropped off at home at around 9pm in a “hysterical and inconsolable” state.

It was said the woman, who cannot be named, made sexual advances to Mahmood in the car.

He stopped driving to have sex with her in the front of the vehicle. She then approached Mehmood and had sex with him in the back.

Once at the house she led Mehmood to a bedroom, where they had sex again after she undressed him and then herself.

Jayne Beckett for Mahmood, suggested the woman later cried rape because she was “drunk, stoned, emotional and full of regret” at what she had done.

• The trial continues.

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