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Video: Paedophile Greenwich student Opemipo Jaji jailed for raping 11-year-old girl in Enfield park

Published June 7, 2013 by misty534



A GREENWICH student who raped an 11-year-old girl has been jailed for a minimum of eight years.

Opemipo Jaji, a trainee chef, attacked the girl while he was on probation.

The 18-year-old, from Edmonton, north London, had just left his probation officer when he spotted the child going home from school on a bus before following her and dragging her into a park to subject her to a three-hour rape ordeal.

Mr Justice Singh at the Old Bailey told Jaji that he had given careful consideration to whether he could impose a lesser sentence than life, for example a determinate sentence combined with an extended term. “However, in all the circumstances of this case, I do not believe that the public would be adequately protected from you if you were the subject of any sentence other than a life sentence,” he said.

The judge told Jaji that the eight-year minimum was not the actual term he would serve, but the minimum before he could be considered for release by the Parole Board.

“The Parole Board will only direct your release on licence if it is satisfied that you are no longer a danger to members of the public.”

Jaji had been given an 18-month supervision order six months before for making indecent images of children.

A year earlier, he had sexually assaulted and robbed a 12-year-old schoolgirl on a housing estate. Later, he was given a 10-month detention and training order which he went on to breach.

He was found guilty of rape following a trial at the Old Bailey in April. He had denied raping the girl in Jubilee Park, Enfield, north London, in November, last year.

The child gave evidence against him on videolink during the trial.

CCTV footage below shows Jaji before the attack getting on and off the bus.



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Teenage paedophile Opemipo Jaji faces life sentence for raping girl aged 11

Published April 18, 2013 by misty534


A teenage paedophile is facing a life sentence today for raping an 11-year-old girl in a park as she made her way home from school.

He subjected her to a three-hour ordeal and threatened to stab her after she tried to run away.

Opemipo Jaji, 18, was found guilty of rape at the Old Bailey after the brave youngster gave evidence against him.

Jaji, of Edmonton, north London, had denied the offence 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.

One of the girl’s gloves was stuffed in her mouth and the slightly built child was terrified during the attack as she was stripped.

She ran home after she was allowed to dress. Her parents were distraught when she turned up dirty and dishevelled, the court heard.

They had called police when she failed to arrive home by 5.30pm.

The child was taken to hospital and underwent an operation for an injury.

She said: “He kept saying, ‘Stop moving or I will stab you’. I tried to run away but then he grabbed me when I got to the pavement of the park entrance.

“I kept on saying ‘stop’ because it was hurting me and he kept saying ‘shut up’ to me. He was just saying it every time I spoke.

“When I was on the floor, he said he would film me and send it into my school.

“I was saying ‘Get off me, get off me, stop’.”

The girl said Jaji told her: “I am this close to killing you,” and also threatened to film her and send copies to children at her school and to “everyone you love”.

Rosina Cottage QC, prosecuting, said: “Jaji is interested in little girls and sexual acts with little girls.”

Jaji was arrested a few days later after CCTV was viewed and his bedroom was searched.

A book was found about a little girl being sexually assaulted, along with ads for child care vacancies and a picture of a girl in Australia.

There was also an article about missing April Jones, “the little girl who was taken”, said Miss Cottage.

Jaji was remanded in custody for reports, to be sentenced in June.

Police believe he was a dangerous paedophile whose offending was escalating.

In February 2011, he attacked a 12-year-old girl on a housing estate. He stuffed her school tie into her mouth, took her mobile phone and sexually assaulted her.

The attack on the naked girl was interrupted by a member of the public.

He was given a 10-month detention and training order in September 2011, serving five months in custody.

In April last year, he was fined £15 for failing to comply with the order.

A month later he was given a youth supervision order for 18 months for making indecent pictures of young girls.

Jaji was training to be a chef in November and had just left his probation officer when he got on the same bus as the schoolgirl he raped.

Sarah Maclaren of the Crown Prosecution Service said outside court: “This was a vicious and horrific attack on a young victim.”

“As a result of this conviction a dangerous sexual offender has now been brought to justice.

“I would like to thank the 11-year-old victim and her family for their enormous strength and courage in supporting this prosecution.”

Detective Chief Inspector Adam Lowe of the Met’s Sapphire command, said: “Jaji posed a great danger to young girls and despite the great weight of evidence against him, refused to accept his guilt and forced the victim to give evidence in court.

“This was a particularly brutal but unusual attack on an innocent 11-year-old schoolgirl who will no doubt continue to suffer the emotional scars of what happened to her for a very long time.

“I would like to take this opportunity to praise the bravery of the victim and her family.”

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