A Cameroonian scientist who got asylum in UK is now facing a jail term for repeatedly raping his patient.
A Cameroonian scientist who worked for the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom, Andong Ashu, faces jail term after a court found him guilty of repeatedly raping a young girl he pretended he was medically examining, shortly after he was granted asylum.
The Express reports that the 45-year-old Ashu, a married father of three, who came to the UK as a refugee in 2002, began abusing his victim when she was just 11, with the assaults becoming more serious until he started raping her, and continuously warned her that nobody would believe her if she complained because she was 'only a child'.
The Hull Crown Court heard that Ashu also attempted to bribe the victim with £10 and £20 payments in a desperate bid to maintain her silence but after suffering years of abuse, the girl eventually plucked up the courage to go to police and report the scientist.
The jury took just six hours to convict him of four counts of rape and seven sexual assaults on Monday, following a five-day trial, and after he heard the verdict, the accused collapsed in the dock.
He fell against the front of the dock when the verdicts were read out and had to be assisted by a custody officer.
The court heard how Ashu grew up in an English-speaking community in Cameroon but faced persecution from French-speaking countrymen and after fleeing the country and leaving a partner and child behind, he was granted asylum in the UK.
He was also awarded a grant so he could to attend university, where he gained a science degree. That led to work in NHS laboratories, where he was tasked with monitoring blood samples at hospitals in Portsmouth before moving to work in Sheffield.
Following the trial, Ashu, of Manchester, was remanded in custody and warned by the judge he faces a prison term of seven years when he is sentenced later this month.
But the lucky bastard would not be deported after his jail term since he had been granted citizenship before the crimes came out.