Rapist attacked schoolgirl, 15, while she waited for bus before giving her £10

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A man has been jailed after raping a teenage girl in broad daylight before giving her ten pounds in cash.

Sick sex attacker Deangelo Brown has been sentenced to nine years in jail for his vile crime which took place in March last year.

The 23-year-old attacked a 15-year-old schoolgirl in an alleyway off of Harlesden High Street in northwest London after forcing her down the side-street while she waited for a school bus.

Witnesses came to the aid of the teen after overhearing her screams and subsequent sobs, finding her in distress in her school uniform.

A passerby helped the young girl who bravely reported the attack to police.

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The attack took place on March 10 last year after Brown approached the teen and ordered her to follow him down the alleyway with the suggestion he was carrying a weapon.

Terrified, the girl followed him and was subsequently raped.

The Sun reports that Brown left £10 for the victim as he left the scene.

A nearby witness captured the incident on their mobile phone after being alarmed to hear screams and cries before discovering the attack.

The witness called the police and comforted the victim until authorities arrived – with Brown arrested nearby soon after.

Brown was sentenced to nine years in prison and four years on license on Thursday after being found guilty of rape and sexual activity with a child.

Kerry McNulty, from the CPS, said: "This was a horrific sexual attack in broad daylight on a child in school uniform.

"The prosecution case included CCTV evidence of Brown in the vicinity and mobile phone footage of the attack itself. The young victim was also able to pick out her attacker during an identity parade.

"Brown has shown no remorse and subjected his victim to the ordeal of going through a trial despite the overwhelming evidence against him.

"Throughout proceedings, Brown claimed he had been a victim of mistaken identity, but the jury decided otherwise."

They went on: "The young victim in this case has shown immense courage by coming to court to give evidence against her attacker, and I hope this conviction goes some way in helping her move forward in her life."

The court also awarded £800 to the witness who came to the aid of the teen.

If you or somebody you know has been affected by this story, contact Victim Support for free, confidential advice on 0845 30 30 900 or visit their website, www.victimsupport.org.uk.

  • Crime
  • MET Police
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