A 64-year-old Nigerian man, Adeyinka Ajose, has been sentenced to 18 years imprisonment for sexually assaulting a teenager in the United Kingdom, the Croydon Crown Court in England has ruled.
According to the Metropolitan Police News, Ajose was sentenced on Thursday after admitting to multiple sexual offenses committed against the victim.
He was found guilty on four counts of the rape of a minor, one count of the sexual assault of a minor, and one count of assault/ill-treatment of a child.
The court learned that police were called to a residential address in Addington, Croydon at 9:13 pm on the 10th of November, 2020.
The victim claimed that she was sexually abused by Ajose for several months.
The culprit was then arrested, charged to court on the 13th of November, 2020, and held in custody for trial.
“Those that abuse the trust of the most vulnerable in our society are some of the most insidious offenders. The offenses committed by Ajose are truly shocking and the sentence he has received reflects this,” Matthew Amos, the investigating officer, said.
“If the victim had not dared to come forward, Ajose’s campaign of abuse may well have continued. I urge anyone who has been a victim of sexual abuse or who knows anything about it, to come forward to the police. We have specially trained officers who will listen to and support you.
“The trauma that victims suffer can last a lifetime and impacts all those around them. I hope that the sentence given will go some way to bringing the victim and her family justice so that they can begin to rebuild their lives.
“I would also like to thank the victim for her bravery and support throughout this investigation,” he added.