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Man convicted of rape after attacking sleeping woman – Slough

News   •   Apr 12, 2019 17:40 BST

Following a Thames Valley Police investigation, a man has been convicted of rape following a trial at Reading Crown Court.

Jordan Adewale, aged 23, of The Greenway, Slough, was found guilty by a majority jury verdict today (12/4) after a five-day trial.

At around 1am on Tuesday 7 February 2017, the victim, a 19-year-old woman, was at her home in Burnham.

The victim went to bed, and she later sleep-walked into the kitchen of her house where Adewale proceeded to rape her while she was asleep.

The victim awoke and alerted others in the house and police were called.

Adewale was arrested at the scene and denied the offence.

However, following extensive forensic investigations, evidence proved otherwise and Adewale was subsequently charged with one count of rape on 24 July 2018.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Richard Bazeley of the Buckinghamshire Major Crime Hub based at Aylesbury police station, said: “Adewale preyed on a sleeping victim for his own sexual gratification and raped her while she was not conscious.

“He refused to admit his crime to the police or to the courts, despite the evidence against him, and he traumatised his victim not only during the offence, but also by making her go through the ordeal of a trial.

“The jury did not believe him and Adewale was rightly convicted of rape.

“I hope that this conviction gives victims the confidence that they will be believed when reporting such offences and we treat them all seriously. Our officers will always investigate these reports thoroughly.

“I would like to thank the victim for her immense bravery in going through the court process, and extend these thanks to all of the witnesses, who, when called upon, came forward and did the right thing by giving evidence.”

Adewale will be sentenced at the same court on Friday 26 April.

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