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Rapist who threw up on trans victim jailed after DNA match a decade on

Rapist who threw up on trans victim jailed after DNA match a decade on

A man who raped a trans woman before throwing up more than a decade ago has finally been brought to justice.

Mohammad Salim, 43, snatched Anna Vincent from outside Camden Town Tube station and raped her in a nearby dark alleyway on 23 January 2001.

The accused was not linked to the crime until a cold case a decade later discovered semen in the alleyway was found to be a one-in-a-billion match with his DNA.

Jurors at the Old Bailey heard Vincent, aged 36, was leaving a birthday party in Kentish Town when she was grabbed by Salim at around 10pm.

Vincent, who was working at the Oxfam charity, told police at the time she was too drunk to resist Salim when he told her ‘I take you home’ and dragged her into a sidestreet.

When Salim tried to make her give him oral sex, she refused, and Salim forced himself on her and anally raped her.

Salim, who was originally from Somalia, then vomited and ran off.

Vincent did not report the attack at first, as she assumed the police would not take her seriously, but was later persuaded to contact the police the following day.

More than a decade on, it was announced Salim will be jailed for eight years.

Sadly Vincent never saw her attacker come to justice, as she died in 2006.