A 23-year-old Muslim man has been jailed for life for raping women who he believed, deserved to be punished.

Sunny Islam raped four women to ‘teach them a lesson’ for being out on the streets late at night. The attacks, which took place over two months in Barking, involved the kidnapping of a 15-year-old girl who was dragged from the street at knife-point and raped in a secluded spot.

After his arrest Islam’s DNA was linked to three other violent rape cases in the area. Judge Lees told the court how in 2010 Islam raped a 20-year-old prostitute twice, tied her up, repeatedly punched her in the face and then stole her purse. Less than a week later he dragged a 28-year-old woman into his car and forced her to commit a sex act on him.

The fourth woman was also punched repeatedly, tied up and raped twice, but did not come forward until her blood was found in the back of Islam’s car.

Islam was convicted of seven charges of rape, one of sexual assault and one of kidnap and will face a minimum sentence of eleven years.