Man spiked woman’s hot chocolate with MDMA then sexually assaulted her

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Junaid Iqbal-Wahid, 29, laced the unsuspecting victim’s drink with MDMA – also know as ecstasy – when she left the car to go to the bathroom.

When the victim returned to the car Iqbal-Wahid went to a nearby mosque while she stayed in the car drinking the contaminated beverage.

Within minutes the woman, who is said to be a friend of Iqbal-Wahid, became unwell.

It was at this point Iqbal-Wahid repeatedly fondled the woman while she pleaded with him to take her to the hospital, Manchester Evening News reports.

During her ordeal, the victim – a devout Muslim who was hoping to marry another man – was kept in the vehicle for five hours before she was allowed to seek treatment.

She said the incident in August 2017 had now affected her future marriage plans.

Her abuser has been caged for six years.

Man spiked woman’s hot chocolate with MDMA then sexually assaulted her

CAGED: Iqbal-Wahid faces six years in jail (Pic: Cavendish Press)

In a statement, the woman said: ”I feel angry and I can’t believe he did something like this to me. I feel like I’ve let myself down.

“I’m not the same person as I was since that night and I don’t like to go to social gatherings. This came to me when I noticed a change in myself in social engagement.

“I have anxiety and shame. It wasn’t my fault, I never asked for this to happen to me. I still lose sleep over it.

“I am no longer trusting in relationships. I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to be in a relationship again. It’s affected my future outlook.

“I wanted to have a family but now I’m not sure. I want the defendant to know how he has affected me, in more ways than he probably thought he could.”

At Minshull Street Crown Court, Manchester, Iqbal-Wahid, of Longsight, Manchester was convicted of administering a substance with intent and sexual assault.

“You also knew you had tried to engage and that she would not voluntarily engage in sexual contact with you”

Judge Tina Landale

He denied wrongdoing but Judge Tina Landale told him: “You took advantage of a young woman who you knew was searching to find a husband.

“When she left to use the lavatory, she had a hot chocolate left in the car, and you put the drug in the drink when she was in the ladies toilet. You then insisted that she should consume all of it.

“You knew she was a Muslim and her chastity as a single woman was to be kept safe until she was married.

“You also knew you had tried to engage and that she would not voluntarily engage in sexual contact with you.

“But she thought you had reformed and you had become more religious and that she could trust you. You then committed these offences to take advantage of her.

”I find there must have been significant planning. You do not use drugs yourself, nor do you consume alcohol. Yet you deliberately bought an illegal class A drug, namely MDMA, in order to stupefy.”

Man spiked woman’s hot chocolate with MDMA then sexually assaulted her

SHOCKING: Abuser spiked hot chocolate with MDMA while victim went to the toilet (Pic: Cavendish Press)

Iqbal-Wahid was also made subject of a five year restraining order prohibiting him from contacting the woman either directly or indirectly and was ordered to sign the Sex Offender Register.

His lawyer Rachel Shenton said: “In the victim personal statement there are references to intimidation, but there was never any suggestion the defendant was involved.

“I don’t agree with the abuse of trust – this was not a date rape although it was unpleasant and it was undoubtedly a violation.

“This young man appears today as a completely broken individual. He has changed dramatically from how he appeared at the trial, he has lost a considerable amount of weight.

“Whatever sentence is imposed, his punishment far outweighs that which the court will impose.

“He has lost his career, he’ll never work in that field again. He will have to have CRB checks. He was very proud of his job, he wanted for nothing. He has lost his standing in the community.”

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