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Elhadi Sahkri (born 07/11/1970), of Thorn Court, Pendleton has been charged with three counts of rape.
He is next due to appear at Manchester City Magistrates’ Court on 9 August 2012.
At about 4.15am on Wednesday 27 June 2012, a 18-year-old man left a nightclub on Princess Street he got into a taxi on the opposite side of the street.
He asked if he could take him to Rusholme, the driver drove off in that direction. He stopped the car and asked the victim to get out.
The driver forced him up against a wall and raped him.
At about 2.30am on Thursday 12 July 2012, a 22-year-old man left a bar on Canal street, he went for something to eat and walked along Oxford Road.
A taxi pulled up beside him, the driver asked where he was going and he got in. The taxi drove off in the wrong direction and stopped on Hulme Street in Salford.
The victim got out of the car and was dragged by his arms down an alleyway and raped.
Anyone who has been a victim of rape or sexual assault can contact Greater Manchester Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency. GMP has specially trained officers in place to provide a first class response to victims and help support them through the criminal justice process.
St Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre in Manchester, can also be contacted on 0161 276 6515. This provides a comprehensive and coordinated forensic, counselling and medical aftercare service to anyone in Greater Manchester who has experienced rape or sexual assault. Services are available on a 24-hour basis and people can access them either as a self-referral or via Greater Manchester Police.