Two nightclub bouncers jailed for raping 'visibly intoxicated' woman after taking her home from Christmas party

Hassan Bockarie (left) and Iyoseph Derry have been jailed for rape
Hassan Bockarie (left) and Iyoseph Derry have been jailed for rape
West Midlands Police
Max Parry

By Max Parry

Published: 09/02/2022

- 15:19

Hassan Bockarie and Iyoseph Derry have been jailed for more than 18 years between them

Two nightclub bouncers have been jailed after taking a “visibly intoxicated” woman to a flat and raping her.

West Midlands Police said Hassan Bockarie and Iyoseph Derry were working at the club in Wolverhampton when they bought the woman, in her 20s, more drinks and offered to take her and her friend home in December 2018.

The victim had been drinking at a work Christmas party and visited the club later that evening.

Bockarie and Derry dropped the woman’s friend off at her home just after 4am before taking their victim to a flat in Birmingham where they raped her.

Derry, 33, of no fixed address, was found guilty of rape following a trial, as well as aiding and abetting rape, and jailed for 10 years at Birmingham Crown Court on Friday, the force said.

Bockarie 34, of High Street, Erdington, was found guilty of rape and sentenced to eight-and-a-half years in prison.

Police said Bockarie initially denied any knowledge of the victim but DNA evidence meant he changed his account.

Detective Constable David Powles said: “Bockarie and Derry took advantage of their position as security doormen and could see the woman was visibly intoxicated at the time.

“Despite the evidence, both men denied the charges, pleading not guilty and putting the woman through the further ordeal of a trial.

“She has shown such courage and bravery in standing up to them and supporting our investigation. I hope these sentences provide a sense of comfort and closure to her, so that she can begin moving forward with her life.”

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