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Rapist who groomed Solihull teenagers jailed

Solihull Editorial 14th Feb, 2023   0

A RAPIST who groomed and attacked two teenage girls in Solihull has been jailed.

Wahid Bik befriended and picked up the pair in his car between December 2021 and January 2022, driving them around and giving them alcohol and cannabis.

West Midlands Police said it was on these journeys the 43-year-old sexually assaulted the girls.

Along with providing them with the drugs and alcohol, Bik would send messages to one of the girls telling her she was beautiful and asking to meet up.

The girls came forward and showed police photos from inside Bik’s car as well as messages he had sent them, allowing officers to build a case against him.

When interviewed, he denied all responsibility and said he had done nothing wrong.

Bik, of Wallsgrave Road, Solihull, was found guilty of rape, two attempted rapes, assault by penetration and three counts of sexual assault at Birmingham Crown Court and sentenced to 28 years in prison.

DC Charlotte Ford, from Public Protection Unit, said: “This was a series of appalling incidents in which Bik groomed vulnerable girls, earned their trust, and abused them.

“We take offences like these incredibly seriously and the hard work of the investigating officers meant a strong case could be presented against him in court.

“We urge anyone who has concerns over themselves, a relative or friend being groomed to report it to us as soon as possible.”

For more information about reporting this kind of abuse click here or call police on 101.

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