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Man rapes woman on her 21st birthday in front of her two friends following party

By Mason White 2:11 PM May 26, 2017
Florian Lupu
Florian Lupu
By: Tanya Clark

A cruel man followed birthday girl and raped her in front of her two friends, according to police in the United Kingdom.

Birmingham police said that they have arrested 29-year-old Florian Lupu, after being accused of raping a young woman following her birthday party.

Now, Lupu has been sentenced to serve five years and four months in prison.

According to the police investigation, Lupu targeted the woman as she and two friends walked home from Broad Street in Birmingham.

The three friends had taken a shortcut through a building site near Paradise Circus, when they realized they couldn’t get out at the other end.

Lupu, who was nearby, helped the women by lifting the fence so they could get out. He then walked alongside the women, attempting to befriend them, putting his arm around one of them.

When she shrugged it off and walked ahead, Lupu put his arm around her friend and steered her towards the road.

A few minutes later, the two friends realized that the 21-year-old birthday girl was not with them and retraced their steps.

The women found the man raping their friend in a doorway of an office building near Paradise Circus. They shouted at him and he ran off.

Police officers collected surveillance camera footage in the area and found video from an office building that captured the incident.

The video showed Lupu enter and leave Walkabout bar the same night. He was shown walking down Broad Street towards Paradise Circus.

More footage showed the moment he dragged the woman across the road to the doorway of the office building, where he carried out the sickening attack.

Lupu from Romania, admitted to one count of rape at Birmingham Crown Court. He has been placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life.