AN EGYPTIAN-BORN man who forced two traumatised women to perform sex acts on one another in front of a toddler before launching a frenzied knife attack on the pair has been jailed for 16 years.
The depraved chef, 38, made the two women strip and lie naked on the living room floor of a house in County Durham and told them to “start kissing, to moan and make sexual movements” while threatening them with a knife.
He then told one of the women that it was “his turn” to have sex with her before stabbing her repeatedly in the throat when his advances were refused.
The warped attacker, who told the pair he had a gun and threatened to shoot them if they told anyone of the incident, then knifed the second victim seven times in the stomach.
Their ordeal – described as “prolonged and sustained” and “gratuitous degradation” by prosecuting barrister Deborah Smithies – was only put to an end when one of the women ran “naked and bleeding” into the street and begged neighbours to ring the police.
Officers found Zahran had stabbed himself in the stomach when they eventually arrived.
These women did not want to do what you were demanding. They were afraid you would hurt them. Fearing for their life, they complied.
Jailing the sex offender for 16 years, Judge Simon Phillips said his twisted attack would haunt his victims for “the rest of their lives”.
“These women did not want to do what you were demanding. They were afraid you would hurt them. Fearing for their life, they complied.
Zahran – who admitted two charges inflicting grievous bodily harm – now fears that the string of convictions could result in his deportation from the UK upon his release, his barrister said.