Hayleab and Tesfit Brhane found guilty of raping woman in Canterbury

Two sexual predators lured a drunken woman back to a house and raped her as she drifted in and out of consciousness.

Hayleab and Tesfit Brhane, 19 and 20, picked their victim up on the city’s streets after she had been drinking wine and smoking cannabis.

They then subjected her to a sustained sexual assault at Hayleab’s home in Downs Road.

Hayleab Brhane (11792179)

The pair – who are from Eritrea – argued she agreed to intercourse and made up the rape allegations because she felt ashamed.

But today a jury rejected their story and convicted Tesfit of two counts of rape and Hayleab of one count.

Both men stared straight ahead emotionless, not looking at the jury, as the verdict was passed.

Judge Catherine Brown told the men: “Tesfit you have been convicted of two counts of rape. Hayleab you have been convicted of one count of rape.

“Before I determine the appropriate sentence I need to

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