Rapist who posed as police officer given life sentence for attacks on schoolgirls

27/09/2016

A convicted rapist who posed as a police officer in order to attack two young girls in north London has today (27 September) been jailed for life at Wood Green Crown Court.

Apedelrazek Badran, 33, committed terrifying attacks on two 12-year-old girls on 27 January 2016 in Edmonton. On both occasions Badran claimed he was a police officer when approaching the girls. During the first attack his victim managed to break his grasp and run away, however, in the second he threatened to use a knife on the victim before sexually assaulting her.

CPS London reviewing lawyer Andrew Held said: "These were terrifying attacks on two 12-year-old girls who had left school only a short time earlier. That Badran would try to gain the trust of these girls by claiming to be a police officer is all the more deplorable.

"This is clearly a very dangerous man, with a history of committing serious sexual offences, and this has been reflected in the life sentence imposed on him today."

Badran received a life sentence with a minimum term of 8 years 4 months for the assault by penetration of a girl under 13.