In Stoke-on-Trent last September, 13-year-old Balal Khan caught hold of a woman by the neck as she passed him. He punched and kicked her while saying he would kill her if she did not comply with his sexual demands.
He raped her as his two friends looked on. Khan then stole her bag and phone, and as her boyfriend called on her mobile, Khan answered and taunted him by telling him he had just raped his girlfriend.
Due to Khan´s apology and age, as well as his pleading guilty to both charges of mugging and rape of his victim, he was only sentenced to three years. He was caught due to making a call to his parents before selling the mobile and her iPod.