2 illegal immigrant brothers tie up woman with shoelaces and rape her after she did not allow them to use her toiletBy Emily Lewis 12:00 PM December 5, 2017
Two brothers gained access to a woman’s home after asking for permission to use the toilet in her home, according to police in the United Kingdom.
London police said that they have arrested the two brothers after being accused of raping the woman inside her own home.
Ovidiu Mamaliga, 30, and Andrei Mamaliga, 28, were each sentenced to 12 years in prison followed by 8 years of surveillance.
They had both been found guilty of rape, sexual assault, attempted rape, actual bodily harm, and theft.
Detective Inspector Tim Desai, who led the investigation, said: “This was a horrific sex attack committed by two brothers who pose a huge danger to women and should be behind bars.
“The victim was friendly and welcoming when they engaged her in conversation, but she had no clue as to their violent intentions. She has been left traumatized by what happened, and I praise her bravery in first reporting the attack and then coming face-to-face with her attackers and testifying against them to ensure their convictions.”
According to the police investigation, at around 7:30 a.m., the two brothers started a conversation with the victim, a woman in her 40s, outside her home in the North Acton area of Ealing.
They left her at that point.
They returned later that morning and chatted again.
Upon going back into her home, the brothers followed her inside and asked if they could use the toilet.
She declined, and she was then attacked.
She was tied up with shoelaces, undressed, and raped.
They then made off with cash, jewelry, and cell phones.
The victim called the police and the Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command launched an investigation.
The scene was examined for forensic evidence and the DNA profiles found matched the two brothers.
Surveillance camera footage was also obtained, showing the brothers near the scene at the time of the attack.
The court heard that the brothers, both from Romania, had been released from prison in France after serving a sentence for rape.
Applications for them both to be deported at the end of the sentences have been made.