Rapper lured woman into his car before locking doors and raping her three times

A sex attacker who locked a woman in his car to rape her three times has been jailed for 10 years.

Olawale Hassan, 33, also known as rapper Goldie 1, told his victim he was a successful music producer called David.

Hassan targeted the woman while she was out with a friend for a night out in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, in February 2017.

At the end of the night he offered her a lift home but drove in the wrong direction along the seafront and smoked cannabis in the car.

Hassan pulled the car up along Western Esplanade and locked the doors.

He later took her home where she reported the incident to the police who were able to identify Hassan through studying CCTV footage, telephone data, and automatic number plate recognition data.

Hassan, of Grays, Essex, had denied three counts of rape and one charge of assault by penetration.

Following a trial at Basildon Crown Court he was found guilty of all charges.

He was jailed for a total of 10 years and banned from driving for eight years and nine months.

Hassan was also put on the Sex Offenders’ Register for life and given an indefinite restraining order.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Victoria De’ath said: “I would like to thank the victim for her courage in reporting this incident.

“When I first met her, she blamed herself for getting in Hassan’s car but has now recognised just how dangerous this man is and that none of this is her fault.

“She didn’t want him to hurt anyone else and this has been her motivation for three-and-a-half years – to do what she can to keep other people in her community safe.

“Throughout the trial, it became apparent just how manipulative and calculated Hassan was in this attack.

“I hope that today’s result brings some comfort to this courageous and inspirational woman; who is now rebuilding her life knowing that Hassan is safely behind bars.”