- Karam was sentenced to ten years in prison today after he raped a 17-year-old in an alleyway
- He came to UK illegally but told could stay
By Larisa Brown
PUBLISHED: 07:08 EST, 20 September 2012 | UPDATED: 09:28 EST, 20 September 2012
A rapist exposed himself to a judge when he was brought before a court to give his plea yesterday.
Mawawe Ibraham Karam, 28, was due to stand trial accused of raping a 17-year-old in Nottingham city centre next week, after he originally pleaded not guilty.
But after exposing himself, he was removed from the Nottingham courtroom and could be heard shouting ‘I’m guilty, I’m guilty’.
After pleading guilty, Karam asked Judge Stokes to sentence him that day, repeatedly shouting: ‘Please judge, please sentence me today, please.’
He was later brought back before the judge and changed his plea to guilty.
Karam was jailed at Nottingham Crown Court today for ten years for rape and the theft of the victim’s mobile phone.
Nottinghamshire Police said they were not present during the hearing yesterday but are aware of reports the man exposed himself.
The court heard how Karam dragged a vulnerable girl, 17, into an alleyway and raped her in the early hours of March 25 this year.