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BREAKING: Man Who Raped School Girl In Alleyway Sentenced To 20 Years

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BREAKING: Man Who Raped School Girl In Alleyway Sentenced To 20 Years

A man who raped and kidnapped a girl on her way to school has been sentenced to 20 years.

Kadian Nelson, 26, attacked a 13-year-old girl in Mitcham, south London, last year. After creeping up behind the schoolgirl, he forced her into an alleyway where he sexually assaulted her.

Kadian Nelson, 26, has been sentenced to 20 years (Credit: PA)
Kadian Nelson, 26, has been sentenced to 20 years (Credit: PA)

Kingston Crown Court heard how the schoolgirl had been talking to her friend on the phone when Nelson approached her, placing one hand “incredibly tightly” around her mouth and then on top of her head.

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Prosecutor Nneka Akudolu said Nelson had been “prowling around” while “wearing a pair of rubber gloves” before the attack.

She said: “The call was still connected to her friend and the girl could be heard saying to the defendant ‘I’ll pay you, take all my money, take all my belongings, just leave me alone’.

“She also asked him where he was taking her. He told her to ‘not be so f*****g stupid and to not say a word’.”

The prosecution explained how the incident was not only caught on CCTV, but witnessed by a 10-year-old girl who was walking along the road in the same direction.

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“She saw the defendant place his hands over the girl’s mouth and the girl gave the witness a look that indicated to her that she was definitely not OK,” Ms Akudolu added, prompting the 10-year-old to call her older sister, who then called the police.

The incident took place last November (Credit: PA)
The incident took place last November (Credit: PA)

He took off his jacket, told her to take off her coat and her school blazer and told her to kneel to the floor before sexually assaulting her, the court heard.

When the assault stopped, he told the victim to put her blazer on and her jacket and then made her wear his coat. The court heard how he pulled the hood of the coat down over her face.

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It was at this point that the witness and her sister intervened.

“The witness stepped into the alleyway and shouted ‘What are you doing with her?’ and the defendant said to leave them alone, saying, ‘She’s my sister, she’s family’,” Ms Akudolu said.

The defendant was then chased by the witnesses before fleeing the scene. He was later arrested by police.

Prior to the attack, several people reported Nelson acting suspiciously, after seeing a video that the witness had posted online.

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One woman told police he had followed her home, spotting him again the next day. The incident prompted the woman and her flatmate to stay the night in a hotel as they were “so unsettled by his presence”.

A doctor assessed Nelson prior to his guilty pleas and found he was “not suffering from a mental health defect”.

The victim, who appeared in person, read out a victim impact statement to the court.

Nelson has been sentenced to 20 years (Credit: PA)
Nelson has been sentenced to 20 years (Credit: PA)
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“It has affected my ability to do very simple everyday things now, such as go to school or be able to be independent,” she said.

Judge John Lodge handed Nelson a 20-year sentence, 12 years of which he will serve as a custodial sentence with an extension period of eight years, for rape.

He was also given 12 years for kidnapping and five years for the threats to kill, which will run concurrently.

Judge Lodge said: “The offence was every child’s worst nightmare and every parent’s worst nightmare. A young, intelligent, articulate girl trusted walking to school, as she did every day, as she was entitled to do.

“You attacked her in a brutal way. If it was not for the prompt actions of those who noted that, this shameful and shocking incident could have been even worse.”

Featured Image Credit: PA

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Lucy Devine
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