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Wales: Rapist caught after victim found video of attack on his phone

Written by Javed Iqbal

The judge said Hassan posed a danger to women and ordered him to register as a lifelong sex offender (Photo: Wales News Service / Getty)

A ‘dangerous’ sex offender who filmed herself raping a woman while she was sleeping has been jailed for 10 years.

Cameron Hassan, 32, threw himself at the woman after finding her in a deep sleep.

He then used her cell phone to make an explicit and degrading video of the sex attack late at night.

When the woman discovered the video on her phone, she called police and Hassan was arrested.

He initially denied rape, but changed his plea to guilty when the jury in his trial was shown the shocking footage.

Swansea Crown Court heard that Hassan had 39 previous appearances for 92 criminal acts, including violence against women.

The court heard when the woman woke up during the rape and Hassan called her a ‘whore’ before telling her she should sleep again.

Prosecutor Nicola Powell said: ‘When the accused was arrested, he denied having raped the woman and said it was role-playing and that the woman pretended to be asleep.

Hassan was jailed for 10 years at Swansea Crown Court (Image: Matthew Horwood / Getty Images)

“He said she was aware he was filming, but she did not like the video because her face was on it.”

In a statement about the victim, the woman said the attack had left her on antidepressants.

“I have night sweats and shiver if anyone goes to hug me,” she said.

‘I now have serious trust issues and I’m worried about how it will affect me in the future.’

Paul Hobson, who defended, said his client had used the woman’s cell phone, which provided the evidence that ‘evoked his guilty plea’.

‘He feels disgusted with his behavior – the filming is the biggest aggravating factor. He is the originator of his own misfortune. ‘

Dyfed-Powys police praised the woman’s bravery by standing up to report the rape.

Detective Sophie Lambert said: ‘I have to commend her tremendous courage to come forward and the perseverance shown throughout the investigation.

‘We hope this case demonstrates that Dyfed-Powys police are acting on serious charges such as rape and sexual assault with officers working tirelessly to ensure justice for the victims.’

Judge Geraint Walters said Hassan posed a danger to women and ordered him to register as a sex offender for life.

Judge Walters sentenced him to 10 years behind bars and said: ‘You came across a sleeping, snoring woman and filmed her private parts and then filmed the sex act you performed on her.

‘It’s hard to imagine an act of greater degradation than what I saw and heard in that film.’

The judge gave Hassan a 5% discount on his sentence because he changed his plea during his trial last month.

“It spared your victim the indignity of giving testimony that she had feared for months,” he added.

Hassan, without a fixed address, also admitted to having sent malicious electronic communications following the rape attack in August last year and was sentenced to three months in prison to be served concurrently.

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