Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Man Is Jailed for Sex Crimes A SEX Attacker Has Been Jailed
A SEX attacker has been jailed after he assaulted two teenage girls he lured to his bedsit. Amir Raygi stills denies his sex crimes, blaming his victims and saying he was found guilty because of his race. He had drunk almost a bottle of vodka when he approached the 16-year-olds and lured them to his flat on Douglas Street, Middlesbrough. Raygi, 34, took them to his home with the promise of cigarettes at about 11pm. Once inside, he sent his flatmate to buy drink then started touching the girls, prosecutor Paul Newcombe told Teesside Crown court yesterday. He touched one of the girls' leg until she slapped his face then, stripped to his vest and boxer shorts and pestered them for sex. The court heard he offered them up to pounds 150 from the pounds 164 benefits he had received that day to touch him. One girl left the flat but Raygi grabbed the other and assaulted her until she broke free. One of the girls screamed in distress as she called 999. Raygi denied any assault, alleging the girls were at his flat to steal from him.
He said he'd stripped to his underwear because he had a headache. …