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Man admits kidnap and rape of schoolgirl in Mitcham

|News, Sexual offences

A man who kidnapped a girl on her way to school before raping her in an alleyway has pleaded guilty.

Kadian Nelson, 27, followed the 13-year-old schoolgirl before creeping up behind her, forcing her into an alleyway and attacking her. He then put his own jacket on the victim.

Police were alerted when a woman called 999 stating that her daughter had seen a man grab a young girl. A family member of the woman then went out to check what had happened and managed to interrupt Nelson. When she question him he told her that the victim was his sister. The victim then managed to signal that she needed help before police arrived and Nelson fled, leaving the victim wearing his jacket.

Today (Monday, 26 April 2021) at Kingston Crown Court Nelson admitted kidnap, rape and making a threat to kill. He will be sentenced at the same court on 13 August 2021.

Kate Shilton, from the CPS, said: “This was a terrifying stranger attack on a young girl on her way to school.

“The prosecution was able to present compelling evidence that made clear that it was Kadian Nelson who had carried out this sickening attack. The prosecution case included video footage and DNA evidence from the lighter and tobacco pouch found inside Nelson’s jacket pocket, which he left behind. The victim was also able to identify him in an ID parade. These guilty pleas will mean that Nelson’s young victim will be spared the ordeal of giving evidence in court.

“I would like to thank the members of the family who saw what happened and took quick action in alerting the police to the incident. The young victim has shown remarkable courage during these proceedings and I hope this conviction will go some way to providing her with closure.

“Sexual offences are some of the most serious and complex cases to prosecute. The CPS is committed to bringing sexual offenders to justice where there is the evidence to do so.”

Notes to editors

  • Kadian Nelson (DOB: 01/01/1994) is from Tooting in the London borough of Wandsworth
  • Kate Shilton is a Senior Crown Prosecutor within the Rape and Serious Sexual Offences unit in CPS London South.

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