Horrifying moment 'Good Samaritan' Ebrima Dampha leads Portsmouth woman to a taxi before raping her

// World | Horrifying moment 'Good Samaritan' Ebrima Dampha leads Portsmouth woman to a taxi before raping her
Email to a friend Plain text Print version // Font size: Decrease font Enlarge font
  • Ebrima Dampha pretended to look after the inebriated woman
  • When he got the helpless woman to her home he raped her and fled
  • Father-of-three gets eight years and police label him a 'sexual predator'

By Sam Webb

PUBLISHED: 10:40 EST, 12 November 2012 | UPDATED: 11:51 EST, 12 November 2012

These pictures show the chilling moment a sexual predator posed as a 'Good Samaritan' to help a drunken woman before taking her home and raping her.

Ebrima Dampha, 33, was caught on CCTV as he pounced on his vulnerable victim when she passed out in a bar at four times the drink drive limit.

The woman, who is in her thirties, was barely able to walk or talk as Dampha, a chef from Havant in Hampshire, dragged her outside to a taxi, intent on raping her.

Vulnerable: The victim is led to a taxi by Dampha, who pretended to help the woman but took her back to her home and raped her

Vulnerable: The victim is led to a taxi by Dampha, who pretended to help the woman but took her back to her home and raped her

He rifled through her handbag to find her address in the car and even acted as her saviour on their journey back to her house, a court heard.

But when they arrived he took money from her purse to pay the fare, waved the cab away and led her upstairs to attack her in her own house.

There, he raped her as she lay unconscious and 'completely helpless'.

The victim - who cannot be named for legal reasons - had gone out for a meal with a friend 'for a good old catch up.'

They went on to the Roast Bar in Portsmouth, Hampshire, where she was targeted by Dampha, a father-of-three with a history of domestic violence.

When she woke up the morning after the assault, Dampha had gone and she realised she had been raped.

Sexual predator: Dampha, 33, was jailed for eight years for rape at Portsmouth Crown Court

Sexual predator: Dampha, 33, was jailed for eight years for rape at Portsmouth Crown Court

However, she had no recollection of where she had been.

A small red 'R' stamped on her hand told police she had visited the Roast Bar and they were able to retrieve CCTV recordings from the venue.

It showed Dampha leading his victim outside and into a taxi at 2.45am.

He was arrested and admitted having sex with the woman but insisted it was consensual.

However, a jury at Portsmouth Crown Court rejected his version of events and convicted him of rape.

His victim today spoke of her ordeal after Dampha was jailed for eight years.

The woman, from Portsmouth, said: 'I have been through hell because I still don’t exactly know what happened. I’ve got no recollection.

'My friend and I hadn’t planned to stay out that late and were having a good old catch up.

'What happened that night is always going to be with me and I don’t know how to move on.

'But I do have an overwhelming sense of relief that people did believe what had happened.

'If you go out and you’re a bit drunk it doesn’t give someone the right to take advantage of you.

'Some people say if you’re drunk you’re asking for it but you’re not.'

Before the trial, the victim would wake up every night - at the same time she was attacked.

She gave her evidence from behind a screen, at times breaking down in tears. To this day, she has not come face-to-face with her attacker again.

She said: 'Seeing him again would be too traumatic. I went to court just to stop this from happening to someone else.

'If I hadn’t reported it and later found out he had done it to someone else I don’t know how I would have felt.'

She added: 'I don’t go out like I used to. I just go to friends’ houses now.

'I don’t think I will ever go to that area of town again because seeing the Roast Bar would freak me out.

'It comes down to being sensible about what you’re drinking, although sometimes you don’t feel it and it hits you at once.

'If you’re out with friends and one suddenly appears quite drunk, look after them and make sure they get home safely. Look after each other.'

'Ebrima Dampha is a sexual predator. He carried out a premeditated attack on a helpless female victim in her own home. This case highlights the dangers of drinking alcohol to excess and his sentence sends a clear message to anyone who preys upon vulnerable and defenceless victims'

 Detective Constable Chris Dinenage

Judge Roger Hetherington told Dampha as he jailed him for eight years: 'You would have realised, I have no doubt, that she was very drunk.

'That would have been confirmed when you came across her passed out on the floor.

'From that moment onwards you saw the possibility of an opportunity for some sexual gratification.

'She was incoherent, barely able to stand up and in no position to look after herself.

'The aggravating features of this rape are the breach of trust - because you were acting in a role of someone looking after her - that she was assaulted in her own home, and the element of targeting of a hopelessly drunk woman.

'You went into her house on the pretext of looking after her.

'Instead you took her upstairs and raped her in circumstances where she was completely helpless.'

Detective Constable Chris Dinenage, who led the Hampshire Constabulary investigation, said outside court: 'Ebrima Dampha is a sexual predator.

'He carried out a premeditated attack on a helpless female victim in her own home.

'This case highlights the dangers of drinking alcohol to excess and his sentence sends a clear message to anyone who preys upon vulnerable and defenceless victims.'

Tagged : No tags for this article

Headlines Newsview all

Multiple Bomb Blasts At Gombe Motor Park, Many Feared Dead!

Reports reaching us suggest that a multiple bomb explosion this morning rocked the Gombe Line Motor Park in Gombe, the Gombe state capital, killing at least ...

Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore Resigns After Ruling For 27 Years

Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore is no longer in power, an army spokesman has told demonstrators in the capital, Ouagadougou. Mr Compaore had earlier said he ... Full story

Boko Haram Militants Kill Lecturer And Family, Seize Northeast Nigerian Town Of Mubi

Islamist Boko Haram militants have seized control of the northeast Nigerian town of Mubi, killing dozens of people and forcing thousands to flee, witnesses said. The ... Full story

Joy Williams, 23 Year Old Nigerian Dies In Thailand After Illegal Buttock Augmentation Surgery

Joy Williams, 23, from Thamesmead, was described as a 'caring and funny' girl who was 'loved by everybody. She died on October 23 after travelling to ... Full story

Nigerian Soldiers Arrested For Working As Spies For Boko Haram

Soldiers in Nigeria’s military may be working as moles for Boko Haram, giving the terrorist group vital information about the military’s strategies and tactics. News site, ... Full story

Centers for Disease Control Admits Ebola Can Be Spread Through The Air

Ebola is a lot easier to catch than health officials have admitted — and can be contracted by contact with a doorknob contaminated by a ... Full story

Boko Haram Terrorists Invade Adamawa State, Besiege Mubi

Hundreds of Nigerian soldiers are reportedly leaving the town of Mubi in Adamawa State, as members of the terrorists’ group, Boko Haram, make advances to ... Full story

Nigeria's First Lesbian Wedding Takes Place In Lagos

The end times are finally here. Some of the things we used to say can never happen in Nigeria are beginning to unfold and unfurl ... Full story

Stephen Keshi Returns As Coach of Super Eagles

Chris Giwa, the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) Chairman who was restored to office on Thursday by a Jos court ruling, said on Monday that sacked ... Full story

Escaped Chibok Girl Reveals How Boko Haram Militants Raped, Beat Them Every Night

He soon began to threaten me with a knife to have sex with him and when I refused, he brought out his gun, warning that ...

Kenneth Okolie, Former Mr Nigeria Eyes Politics

Nollywood actor and model, Kenneth Okolie, has disclosed that dating an actress is the worst mistake an actor can make. The former Mr. Nigeria, who is ...

Comment on: Horrifying moment 'Good Samaritan' Ebrima Dampha leads Portsmouth woman to a taxi before raping her

Rate this article

0

Breaking News

Uche Nnanna Shares New Stunning Photos

Nollywood actress Uche Nnanna who relocated to Spain with her husband Richard Maduka after their April 2014 Wedding has not stopped sharing pictures of her ...

Kcee, Please Help The 4year Old Boy Bitten by Dogs in Igando and Leave Cars Alone By Nathan Nathaniel

No hating or what so ever, but does singer, Kcee, seriously need fleet of cars just to show how excited he is about his fortune ...

I Don't Mind Going to the Court at Old Age……… Yvonne Jegede

Nollywood actress, Yvonne Jegede, has revealed that he long absence in the make-belief industry, was to make her get another career in which she could ...

I am Yet to Spend my N3 Million…….Singer, Emmaculate Patience Edache

MTN Project Fame West Africa season 6 first runner-up, Emmaculate Patience Edache, has revealed that the prize money she won at the reality show is ...

Nigerian Artistes Should Learn From Me- Eedris Abdulkareem

One time top Nigerian rapper, Eedris Abdulkareem has beckoned on other budding music stars to learn from him and his style of music.Eedris analysed the ...

What Is It Called When There Is Too Much Maggi In A Food?

Do you have a story/gist for publication? Please email it to story@nigeriafilms.com Wahala de Ben | 10/31/2014 2:45:06 AM Ok na me call am maggri hahaha l no ...

Annie Idibia's Words For Single Ladies

Do you have a story/gist for publication? Please email it to story@nigeriafilms.com Anis | 10/31/2014 12:28:23 AM You are indeed a queen blessed and crowned by God ...

How Childlessness Almost Tore 6-Year Old Marriage Apart

The once lovely union between one Mr. Sodiq Oseni and his wife, Kemi, was at the verge of hitting the rocks but for the intervention ...

COSON does not Support any Political Party……. Tony Okoroji

Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) has announced that it is throwing its weight solidly behind the aspiration of its frontline member, Kenny St. Best (KSB) ...

"Mobile Phones: A Curse Of A Blessing?"

In the twenty first century, mobile phones are having such a large impact that they have become an in inevitable part of our society. Nowadays, ...