11/04/2013

Old Bailey Hears 11-Year-Old Girl Tell Of Rape Ordeal

A jury has heard an 11-year-old describe how she was dragged into a north London park and subjected to three-hour ordeal during which she was repeatedly raped.

The Old Bailey heard the girl was walking home when she was forced into Jubilee Park in Enfield last November.

The court heard that her attacker to her to "stop moving or I will stab you".

18-year-old Opemipo Jaji, of Edmonton, north London, denies rape, claiming he is a victim of mistaken identity.

The jury was shown a recording of the girl's interview with the police.

Mr Jaji was arrested on suspicion of raping the girl a few days after she was attacked following a review of CCTV evidence.

It has been claimed that the defendant has "an interest in pre-pubescent girls" and had previously admitted sexually assaulting and robbing another girl dressed in her school uniform.

The court heard when his bedroom was searched a book about a little girl being sexually assaulted was found.

The trial continues.

(H/CD)


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