Court Cases – Khurram Rahi of Smethwick

First picture of man accused of raping girl, 14, who was ‘attacked twice in one night’ near train station

Khurram Rahi, 27, appeared at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court today charged with one count of rape.


A man has appeared in court charged with raping a 14-year-old girl who claimed she was raped again by a second attacker hours later.

Khurram Rahi, 27, appeared at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court today charged with one count of rape.

Rahi, of Smethwick, West Midlands, entered an indication to plead not guilty to the charge.

He wore a red T-shirt and blue tracksuit bottoms and spoke only to confirm his name at the ten-minute hearing.

No application for bail was made and chairman Nicholas Catling remanded Rahi into custody and adjourned the case until August 28 at Birmingham Crown Court.

The girl was raped the first time at around 8pm on July 25 at Witton Station, near Villa Park, in Birmingham.

A man approached the victim and led her to a secluded part of the station, where she was raped.

At around 2am she stumbled out of the station and flagged down a passing motorist who raped her again near Witton Station.

In a statement issued at the weekend, police said a 34-year-old man from the Birmingham area, who was also arrested on suspicion of rape, had been released pending further inquiries.

Thanking members of the public for supporting appeals for information, Detective Chief Inspector Tony Fitzpatrick said: “We still have a suspect outstanding for the offence in the vehicle.

“I would urge anyone who may have any information regarding this attack to get in touch as soon as possible.

“The second assault happened at approximately 2am close to Witton station. The victim flagged down a vehicle for help, a man then raped her.”

The suspect being sought in relation to the second alleged offence is described as a thick- set man of Asian appearance, approximately 5ft 6in, with large biceps.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 405040.


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