A violent and controlling thug who tormented his ex-partner has been jailed.
Mohammed Khan made his ex-partner watch Islamic faith videos to ‘become a better girlfriend’ while subjecting her to rape and regular beatings.
The victim was violently attacked by Khan on many occasions.
In April last year, he sunk to new lows when he orally raped her following a violent argument.
The 23-year-old made his ex-partner watch instructional videos on how to conduct herself and threatened her should she reject his advances.
Khan’s sick behaviour was reported after the victim’s family contacted West Midlands Police noticing a drastic change in her behaviour and appearance.
Specialist officers from the force’s Public Protection Unit worked with Black Country Women’s Aid to offer her immediate help and support and in April, she plucked up the courage to submit a formal police complaint against Khan, of Woodbourne Road in Smethwick.
Khan was then charged with four counts of rape and two of coercive control and following a trial at Wolverhamton Crown Court. He was found guilty on one count of rape and the control offences.
He was jailed for 12 years on Thursday 2 May and put on the sex offenders register for life.
Detective Inspector Cate Webb-Jones from the force’s Public Protection Unit, said: “This young woman completely changed her behaviour in order to please Khan; she missed exams, lied about her injuries and stopped wearing make-up.
“Fortunately family members spotted these signs and reported it to the police.
“Part of Khan’s abuse was teaching her she couldn’t say ‘no’ to him; he warned that if she did he’d go elsewhere for his gratification.
“And such was the control he had over her, she stayed with him and said she still loved him despite the fact he subjected her to awful physical and sexual violence.
“This is one of the worst cases of coercive control we have seen and I’m pleased that a dangerous offender – one that presents a clear threat to women – has been jailed for a long time.
“We would encourage anyone who notices similar changes in behaviour in family or friends to report them or refer them to Women’s Aid.
“We have specialist officers who deal with domestic offences who can protect victims offer practical help.”