A teenager has been found guilty of raping an 11-year-old girl in a park as she made her way home from school. Opemipo Jaji subjected her to a three-hour ordeal and threatened to stab her after she tried to run away. He had just been released from custody for having child porn when the incident occurred.
The 18-year-old was convicted of rape at the Old Bailey after the brave youngster gave evidence against him in a London court.
Jaji, of Edmonton, north London, had denied the offense despite traces of the girl’s blood being found on his clothes. He had two previous convictions since the age of 16 involving an attack on a 12-year-old and for making indecent pictures of girls.
The schoolgirl was dragged into Jubilee Park, Enfield, north London, by Jaji in November.
He had spotted her in her school uniform as she joked and laughed with a friend on a bus. He followed her as she made her way home and attacked her in the dark park.
He will be sentenced in 2 weeks and faces a life prison sentence.