CCTV has emerged of the moment a rapist met his victim in a hotel in Sydney’s southwest.
Abathur Khamas was convicted of two counts of rape earlier this year after an attack on a woman at Crossroads Hotel in Casula in September 2017.
Video from the hotel’s cameras, obtained by A Current Affair, shows the moment Khamas met his victim in the lead up to the assault.
Khamas parks his car in a disabled spot just before 10pm.
The woman, known as Amy, enters about 10.18pm while Khamas enjoys drinks with friends.
Amy buys a wine and Khamas strikes up a conversation with her. He then walks past and places a drink on her table about 11.06pm.
More than half an hour later, Khamas runs into Amy in the hotel reception.
They shake hands and Khamas then plays pokies past midnight.
At 12.22am, Amy enters the gaming room and 10 minutes later speaks with Khamas again.
Just before 1am, Amy, Khamas and his mates go to her hotel room before returning to the gaming area at 1.07am.
They then head back to Amy’s room just before 2am.
Khamas returns to the bar about 2.28am. It’s not seen on CCTV, but between 3.20 and 3.30am, Khamas goes to Amy’s hotel room and rapes her in the bathroom twice.
About 4.20am, Khamas and a friend who had no involvement get into his car and drive off.
Khamas was convicted earlier this year but remains on bail.
A Current Affair reports he’s pleaded for more time to find a legal aid lawyer before he’s sentenced.
Amy told A Current Affair what happened to her is “beyond devastating”.
"Any day can be like a tower of terror,” she said.
Do you have a story tip? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.