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Calgary gang rapist gets 9-year prison sentence for assaulting teen

One of the men who gang raped a 16-year-old Calgary girl who was seeking a ride home late at night was sentenced to nine years in prison on Friday afternoon.

Abdifatah Ahmed Ibrahim also has convictions for home invasion and kidnapping

Abdifatah Ahmed Ibrahim was one of the men who gang raped a teenage girl. He was sentenced to nine years in prison. (Facebook )

One of the men who gang raped a 16-year-old Calgary girl who was seeking a ride home late at night was sentenced to nine years in prison on Friday afternoon.

Abdifatah Ahmed Ibrahim, 24, was convicted in December of sexually assaulting the teenager.

Court of Queen's Bench Justice John McCarthy imposed the nine-year sentence after prosecutor Jason Wuttunee proposed a 10-year prison term earlier this week.

On Monday, sentencing arguments will take place on Ibrahim's other, unrelated convictions. He pleaded guilty to a home invasion and kidnapping with a firearm as well as other charges. 

In February 2015, the victim of the gang rape and her 17-year-old friend were trying to get home in the early morning hours after the buses and CTrains had stopped running.

Eventually, three young men they barely knew — Diggy, Vamba and Moussa — showed up. The teen's friend had promised Vamba sex for a ride home but the victim never consented to any sexual activity.

Diggy is Ibrahim's nickname.

The men drove the girls to a nearby school, parked and then took turns raping the teen. Ibrahim told his crying victim to "stop acting like a baby or there will be trouble."

A second man goes on trial later this year while the third suspect was never charged.

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Meghan Grant

CBC Calgary reporter

Meghan Grant is the courts and crime reporter for CBC Calgary.

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