Man Who Raped Two Women Cites 'Cultural Differences'

| by Brendan Kelly
Fathi Abdisalam DridiFathi Abdisalam Dridi

A man accused of raping and assaulting two women said in court that he was not at fault, citing "cultural differences" as the cause for the attacks.

Fathi Abdisalam Dridi, a 32-year-old immigrant from Tunisia, was accused of repeatedly raping one woman and sexually assaulting another woman in 2014.

Dridi was brought to England as a refugee from the Palestinian territories after reportedly lying to border police about being a Palestinian in danger, according to Western Daily Press.

After telling a judge in Swindon Crown Court he was not responsible for his actions because of "cultural differences" at play, Dridi was sentenced to 16 years in prison.

According to Western Daily Press, Dridi has been told that when his prison term is up, he will be immediately deported.

According to the Swindon Advertiser, Dridi carried out his attacks against the two women between 2013 and 2015.

Sources: Western Daily PressSwindon Advertiser / Photo credit: Swindon AdvertiserTheule Law via Mad World News

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