Man who targeted vulnerable women sentenced to 18 years imprisonment

27/02/2015

Thierry Kindundu was sentenced today to 18 years imprisonment at Wood Green Crown Court for the rape of one woman in August 2011 in Haringey and for the attempted rape and sexual assault of another woman in December 2012 in Enfield.

Baljit Ubhey, Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS London, said: "Thierry Kindundu preyed on these two women when they were vulnerable through drink. In both cases he offered the women a lift home and they believed that he was a legitimate taxi driver.

"The first victim was driven to a park in Haringey where she was raped. The second victim got into the defendant's car with her friend who also believed he was a taxi driver. Her friend got out when she realised he had driven past their destination but before she could help the second victim out of the car Kindundu sped off.

"He then drove to a deserted car park where he sexually assaulted and attempted to rape the second victim before being found and arrested by police.

"I would like to thank the victims for their strength and bravery in giving evidence in this case. Their courage in supporting this prosecution has helped bring Kindundu to justice."