Sex attacker, 23, who raped girl, 15, in school uniform is jailed

Sex attacker, 23, who led 15-year-old girl in school uniform into an alleyway as she waited for bus and raped her is jailed for nine years

  • Deangelo Brown , 23, targeted a girl, 15, in Harlesden High Street in London
  • He suggested he had a weapon and led her down an alley where he raped her
  • The attack was witnessed by a horrified woman who heard the girl’s screams 

A sex attacker who led a 15-year-old girl in school uniform into an alleyway and raped her has been jailed for nine years.

Deangelo Brown, 23, targeted the teenager in Harlesden High Street, northwest London, as she waited at a bus stop on her way to school.

He demanded his victim follow him, suggesting he may have a weapon, and took her to a nearby alleyway where he raped her. He gave her £10 as he left.

The attack was witnessed by a horrified woman who heard the girl’s screams and recorded the incident on her mobile phone.

Deangelo Brown, 23, who led a 15-year-old girl in school uniform into an alleyway in Harlesden High Street, northwest London, and raped her has been jailed for nine years

She was able to call the police and comfort the victim until officers arrived. Brown was arrested nearby after the attack on March 10 last year.

Brown, of Luton, Bedfordshire, was convicted of rape and sexual activity with a child following a trial at Harrow Crown Court.

The woman who intervened during the attack was awarded £800 by the judge.

Kerry McNulty, from the CPS, said: ‘This was a horrific sexual attack in broad daylight on a child in school uniform.

CCTV footage shows Brown of Luton, Bedfordshire, waiting for his victim in the street before the attack

‘The prosecution case included CCTV evidence of Brown in the vicinity and mobile phone footage of the attack itself. The young victim was also able to pick out her attacker during an identity parade.

‘Brown has shown no remorse and subjected his victim to the ordeal of going through a trial despite the overwhelming evidence against him.

‘Throughout proceedings Brown claimed he had been a victim of mistaken identity, but the jury decided otherwise.

‘The young victim in this case has shown immense courage by coming to court to give evidence against her attacker, and I hope this conviction goes some way in helping her move forward in her life.’

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