A footballer filmed himself raping a 17-year-old girl with a friend. Ex-Charlton midfielder Montell Moore, 22, and Sofian Zoberi, 23, laughed as they held a pillow and duvet over the girl’s face to muffle her cries. The footballer and his friend were jailed for a total of 20 years for raping the girl.
The pair filmed the teen while she was naked and sent them to friends on WhatsApp after the attack on 12 March 2016.
Moore met the girl a week earlier on Tinder and referred to her in court as a ‘sket’ which he admitted was a disrespectful name for a prostitute.
But he insisted he ‘did not have any intention at all about causing her any harm or committing any sexual offences’. Moore said: ‘I don’t ever remember asking her for a threesome. When I first went into Zoberi’s bedroom he was not there and the lights were on and the TV.
‘Zoberi appeared he was coming in and out of the room. It was my idea to film the sexual activity. We both filmed it.’ Asked why he sent the clips the footballer said: ‘I wanted to get rid of them off my phone without having to delete them. ‘I did not think she was fair game. I was not very keen for her to come over that night.’
Moore denied three counts of rape but was convicted of two counts of rape and one of sexual assault. Zoberi denied two counts of rape but was convicted on one count of rape and one of sexual assault.
They both admitted disclosing private sexual images. Judge Robin Johnson thanked the jury and discharged them from returning a verdict a remaining charge of rape against both men after failing to reach a verdict.
Moore and Zoberi burst into tears and embraced each other as their family and friends wept.