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Convicted rapist Milton Brown guilty of further sexual offences

|News, Sexual offences

A convicted rapist has been found guilty of raping a woman in his home during lockdown.

Milton Brown, 67, befriended his 29-year-old victim just as she had finished doing her grocery shopping at a Sainsbury’s in Hackney.

The victim agreed to go to Brown’s nearby home in Stoke Newington to smoke some drugs. But when she told him she had to leave, he grabbed her by the neck and put her in a headlock. He then violently sexually assaulted her. After the attack Brown calmly offered the victim some beer and asked her to try on some women’s vintage clothing he had in his home.

The victim was only able to escape when she convinced Brown that they should go out to buy more drugs. She then jumped over a barrier and ran over to some Thames Water engineers who called the police in the early hours of 3 May last year. Brown quickly cycled away from them.

When police officers arrived, the victim was able to lead them to Brown’s flat where they found her rucksack and shopping bag. Brown was not there. He later handed himself in to police on 11 May.

Today (Monday, 24 May 2021) Brown was found guilty of two counts of rape, one count of assault by penetration and one count of attempted rape following a trial at Wood Green Crown Court.

Melissa Garner, from the CPS, said: “Milton Brown is a serial sex offender who will always be a danger to women. In this case he lulled his victim into a false sense of security before violently raping her in his own home.

“He trapped the victim in his flat for hours - she thought she was going to die. It was only due to her quick thinking that she managed to escape.

“During the trial the prosecution was able to present medical evidence, police body worn footage and strong witness evidence from a woman who experienced a similar ordeal after being invited back to Brown’s home in December 2018. Through a bad character application to the Judge, we were also able to tell the jury about Brown’s previous offending, including his rape conviction at the Old Bailey from nearly 25 years ago.

“I would like to highlight the bravery of the victim and previous complainant who gave evidence in this case - both of whom came to court and faced their attacker. Without their testimonies this result may not have been possible.

“Brown has never shown any remorse for his actions. This conviction has resulted in a dangerous sexual predator being held accountable for his crimes.”

Notes to editors

  • Milton Brown (DOB: 19/07/1953) is from Stoke Newington in Hackney
  • Brown was acquitted by a jury of rape charges following a trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court in May 2019
  • Melissa Garner is a Senior Crown Prosecutor within the Rape and Serious Sexual Offences unit at CPS London North.

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