Saif Alikhan Hussain, 27, was sentenced to nine years in prison after being found guilty of sex offences
A Newport man has received a sentence of nine years in prison after being found guilty in court.
Saif Alikhan Hussain, 27, appeared at Cardiff Crown Court on Tuesday 25 October where he was found guilty of one count of rape and one count of assault by penetration following trial.
Sentencing took place on Friday 4 November where he was also handed a 10-year restraining order and will remain on the sex offenders register indefinitely.
Police Staff Investigator Emily Harris, the officer in the case, said:
“Through his actions, Mr Hussain has caused immense ongoing suffering to the victim, further compounded by the trauma of going through a long-awaited trial. His behaviour has also adversely impacted the life of the victim’s young daughter who bravely stood as a witness in this case.
“On the night of the incident, Mr Hussain forced entry into the victim’s home and, knowing there was a child upstairs, has inflicted an inexcusable level of degradation on the victim whilst committing these offences. Upon hearing this, the child has become so distressed that she has resorted to calling family for help, who immediately contacted police.
“Mr Hussain has, at every turn, denied responsibility for his actions and has shown no empathy or remorse throughout this process.
“I commend the unwavering courage of the victim and her daughter throughout this ordeal and hope that this sentence allows them to move on with their lives and provides the closure they’ve so desperately needed.”