A man who gave a young jobseeker employment at his car wash in Alum Rock and then raped him on his first day at work has been jailed at Birmingham Crown Court.
The 20-year-old victim had only been in the country for two months after moving here to stay with family and thought he’d was exceptionally lucky when Qadir Miakhil gave him a job on 19 June.
But the following day Miakhil, 24, took him to an address on Foxton Road and raped him.
Miakhil thought he’d got away with it and assumed his young victim would remain silent due to his lack of English and the fact that he’d only been in the country for a matter of weeks.
But the 20-year-old confided in family members and reported the rape to police officers the next day, who launched a major investigation and arrested Miakhil on 22 June.
He denied committing the offence but was convicted by a jury on 25 October and was today sentenced to eight and a half years in prison.
He was also ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register for life.
Miakhil’s victim submitted an impact statement to the court in which he describes moving away from Birmingham following the attack and his relationship with his girlfriend breaking down as a result of what happened.
He said: “I was so scared and I thought I was going to die. He left me feeling like I was not human anymore.
“I was so terrified. I think it will take a long time to get over what has happened to me. I just want to put it behind me and move on with my life.”
The officer who led the inquiry today (Monday 25 November) commended Miakhil’s victim for coming forward and urged other men who have suffered sexual abuse not to suffer in silence.
Det Sgt Jacqueline Mircetic, from the force’s Public Protection Unit, said: “The bravery of the victim on this occasion meant that we were able to put together a strong case which has resulted in a conviction and a very lengthy prison sentence.
“Men often find it difficult to come forward but I hope that today’s proceedings demonstrate how seriously the police and courts take sexual abuse – in all its forms.
“Male-on-male rape in particular is often a taboo subject but there are a range of support services out there that can help and I would encourage anyone who has suffered to contact them. Please don’t suffer in silence.”
For further information and support visit Rape Crisis or call their freephone helpline on 0808 802 9999 between 12 and 12:30pm or 7pm and 9:30pm.
The charity Mpower specifically supports male survivors of sexual abuse www.male-rape.org.uk or call 0808 808 4321 Friday lunchtime between 12pm and 2pm or Monday evening between 6pm and 8pm.
4 thoughts on “Car wash owner raped male employee on first day at work”
This guy should maybe be a Wal-Mart manager.
Im a walmart manager. What are you saying?
I think he said “This guy should maybe be a Wal-Mart manager.”.
They don’t have Wal-Mart in England, It is called Asda. So he should maybe be a Asda manager!!!