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Rapist posed as 'good Samaritan'.

Byline: REBECCA DAY

A RAPIST posed as a 'good Samaritan' before attacking a teenage girl. The 18-year-old was left with 'nowhere to run and nowhere to hide' after becoming trapped in Andrew Green's Audi.

Green, 44, attacked his teenage victim after she mistook his white car for the cab she'd ordered after a night out in Wigan.

By the time she realised Green wasn't a private hire driver, the doors had been locked and she couldn't get out.

When the 18-year-old complained, he told her he just wanted to give her a ride home as his daughter was her age and hoped that if she was waiting alone for a lift, then somebody would give her a lift too. The victim offered Green PS10 so she could get out of the situation, but he suddenly became aggressive.

It was at that point he raped her 'knowing she had nowhere to run and nowhere to hide', officers said.

Det Con Claire Hughes, of GMP's Leigh CID, added: "It's absolutely sickening that he tried to portray himself as a good Samaritan when his only intentions were rape."

Green, from Atherton, has been sentenced to six years and nine months in jail at Bolton Crown Court on Monday after pleading guilty to rape. His victim was waiting for a cab home on Tyldesley Road in Atherton at 4.30am on Sunday, July 16, last year after a night out in Wigan when he pulled up and ushered her into his car.

A GMP spokesman said: "Under the impression that it was the taxi that she had ordered, the woman got in.

"Soon after setting off the woman realised that this was not her taxi but the doors had been locked and she was unable to get out.

"After she challenged Green, he claimed that he just wanted to give her a lift home as he had a daughter her age and hoped that if she was waiting alone for a lift, then somebody would oblige and pick her up too."

DC Hughes added: "Green spotted his victim and pursued her, knowing she had nowhere to run and nowhere to hide. It's absolutely sickening."

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