Rapist slung teenage clubber over his shoulder and subjected her to ‘prolonged ordeal’

Daniel Higgins

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A sex fiend who preyed on a teenage girl after she left an Aylesbury nightclub has been jailed for nine years after subjecting his victim to a ‘horrible prolonged ordeal’.

CCTV shows Daniel Higgins, 28, from Cambridge Street, Mexborough, South Yorkshire, carrying his victim over his shoulder through Aylesbury town centre against her will.

The severity of the sentence reflects the severity of the crime and I hope it will help the victim and her family draw a line under this shocking event

Investigating officer Shay Harper

He had approached the 18-year-old girl outside Mirage, where she had been out with friends, while she was waiting for a taxi shortly after 3am in August last year.

Police said he followed her into a taxi and ‘took control’ of the ‘vulnerable’ girl.

They got out near the High Street, Aylesbury where Higgins attacked her for the first time and then took her back to a hotel where she was assaulted again.

The CCTV showed that the victim, who did not know Higgins, was unable to give consent due to her condition.

He was sentenced this week after being convicted of two counts of rape and one count of sexual penetration following a week-long trial.

Investigating officer, Det Sgt Shay Harper said: “This was a horrible offence where a young woman on a night out was subjected to a prolonged ordeal.

“This male took advantage of someone who should have been going safely home.

“I would urge people to stay together at the end of the night and look out for each other.

“The severity of the sentence reflects the severity of the crime and I hope it will help the victim and her family draw a line under this shocking event.”