Posted: Thu 18th Feb 2016

Remus Hamza: Sentenced to 12 years for rape /
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Feb 18th, 2016

Remus Hamza, 40, from Riverside in Cardiff has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for the rape of a 20 year old woman in Cardiff city centre in the early hours of Sunday 20th September. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector Ian Bourne, said: “Remus Hamza is a dangerous predatory offender who deliberately targeted a vulnerable young woman, who was making her way home from a night out in Cardiff city centre.
“The jury took just 20 minutes to return a guilty verdict and the sentence he has been given reflects the gravity of the offence.
“We sincerely hope that today’s outcome at Newport Crown Court will allow the victim to move on from this horrific ordeal.
“We would also like to thank the public for their support during our investigation and the witnesses who played a key role in assisting us in bringing this individual to justice.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Superintendent Andy Valentine, head of operational policing in Cardiff, said: “Cardiff detectives worked tirelessly to bring Hamza to justice reflecting our commitment to protecting women and young girls from violence, and to keeping our capital safe.
“South Wales Police takes all reports of sexual violence extremely seriously and, with the Police and Crime Commissioner, continue to work with partners to make tackling this type of crime a priority as part of our commitment to tackling violence against women and girls.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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