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Men found guilty of raping teenage girl in car in Watford UK News

Two men have been convicted of raping a 14-year-old girl in a car.

The couple were 19 and 17 when they drank with a group of young people in Watford on May 22, 2017.

T’Shai Bromfield, now 24, of Colindale, and Ryan King, now 21, of Thorpe Crescent, Watford, were with the victim, who was 14 at the time.

The victim wanted to change his outfit and entered the silver Nissan Primera from Bromfield to do so in privacy.

But Bromfield – also known by the nickname ‘Chopper’ – and King led the victim to an unknown location in Watford before taking turns raping her.

They were sentenced by St Albans Crown Court last Wednesday (May 19) after a week-long trial.

Bromfield was convicted on one count of rape, and King was convicted on one count of rape and sexual assault by penetration.

Detective agent Ayodeji Afolabi, who investigated the case, said: “This investigation has been long and prolonged and I would first like to pay tribute to the courage of the victim in this case, which had to wait a long time. for Bromfield and King to appear in court and face what they did.

“Following her ordeal, she courageously confided in someone she trusted and they reported her to the police, so we could start investigating.

“We re-enacted the evening and confirmed that King had bought alcohol for the youth group before he and Bromfield attacked the vulnerable victim, exploiting him for their own sexual gratification.

“By pleading not guilty to their crimes, they forced the victim to be cross-examined in court as part of their trial, which was an extremely painful experience for her.

“Since then, she has received expert support from the Independent Sexual Violence Adviser service to help her understand what happened and start moving forward.”

The two men are to be sentenced on June 23 of this year.

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This notice was published: 2021-05-24 13:54:49