Two fake taxi drivers who raped a drunk woman after kidnapping her from outside a pub have been jailed for 20 years.
Adam Dusza, 27, and Sebastian Foit, 24, treated the terrified victim “like a piece of meat” after they persuaded her to get into their car.
The woman mistakenly got into their car, believing it to be a taxi, and was driven to a secluded area where she was raped.
Dusza and Foit then drove the woman to a racecourse where they dumped her before fleeing the scene.
The pair, both of Northampton, were arrested and charged with kidnap and rape but claimed she was “eager” for consensual sex after she had “flirted” with them.
But a jury at Northampton Crown Court returned a unanimous guilty verdict on Monday (4/6) and they were each jailed for ten years.
His Honour Judge Tregilgas-Davey said: “This jury has seen through your lies.
“She was extremely intoxicated and was incapable of consenting or resisting. You treated her like a piece of meat. Your behaviour was disgraceful.
“She has been traumatised by this incident. I have no doubt you were waiting outside that pub looking for girls.
“This can only be met with an immediate prison sentence.”
The court heard Dusza and Foit were parked outside the Charles Bradlaugh pub, Northampton, in October last year when the victim mistook the car for a taxi and climbed in.
After the attack, the victim was “chucked” out the car onto the town’s racecourse.
The woman, who was badly bruised and without a phone, shoes or money, spent the next five hours huddled on a doorstep “shocked, ashamed and alone”.
Eventually, she asked a stranger for help and was able to call a taxi, who then drove her to her home free of charge. The police were called shortly after.
Detectives scoured through hundreds of hours of CCTV footage before tracking down Dusza and Foit where were captured on camera driving the victim around town.
Speaking after the case, Detective Sergeant Johnny Campbell, of Northamptonshire Police, said: “This was a horrific attack on a vulnerable young woman and I am delighted that justice has been served and a guilty verdict returned.
“Foit and Dusza conned the woman into believing their vehicle was a taxi that would deliver her safely home after a night out with friends.
“The two men drove away and subjected her to a violent sexual attack, before telling her to get out of the car and leaving her abandoned in another part of town.
“I would like to thank the victim in this case, who has shown a great deal of courage throughout the investigation and trial.”