AN IRANIAN asylum seeker who raped a vulnerable woman as she slept at his flat after a drunken night out in Sheffield has been locked up for seven years.
Mohammed Hemmati, aged 42, attacked the woman as she and her friend slept in his bed.
The woman wept in the witness box at Sheffield Crown Court when she was called to give evidence.
She told a jury that she fell asleep in his bed and woke to find Hemmati having sex with her. She said: “I woke up and he was on top of me. He was having sex with me.
“I tried to force him off me, I grabbed hold of him with both hands and tried to push him off, but that seemed to excite him more.”
The jury took just an hour to find Hemmati, of Ashberry Road, Upperthorpe, Sheffield, guilty.
The victim, her friend and two male pals met Hemmati in Tiger Works on March 26 and he was invited to the man’s flat for a drink.
But an argument broke out and the women left with Hemmati, who offered them a bed for the night.
“You clearly had other things on your mind,” said Judge Paul Watson QC.
Jailing him the judge said: “This was nothing short of an act of brutality.”
He added: “You are a man without a shred of remorse.”