Guilt-racked 64 year-old Nigerian and serial rapist, Adeyinka Oluwaseyi Ajose, is to spend 18 years behind the bars, a United Kingdom court has ruled.
Ajose, who lives in Croydon, was tried on a four-count charge bordering on rape of a 13-year-old girl and sentenced on June 17 by Croydon Crown Court.
Other offences are sexual assault of a female child under 13 and ill-treatment of a child.
The rapist had pleaded guilty to the offences on April 29.
During the trial, the court was told that police were called to a residential address in Addington, Croydon at 21:13hrs on November 10, 2020.
On arrival, officers spoke with the victim who alleged several counts of sexual abuse, committed by Ajose over several months.
The victim was under 13 years old at the time the offences took place and known to Ajose.
An investigation was launched and Ajose was arrested the following day at approximately 21:20hrs after officers located him near the victim’s home.
Ajose was charged on 13 November 2020 and remanded in custody to appear before Croydon Crown Court on 13 November 2020.
Detective Constable Matthew Amos, the investigating officer, said: “Those that abuse the trust of the most vulnerable in our society are some of the most insidious offenders. The offences committed by Ajose are truly shocking and the sentence he has received reflects this.
“If the victim had not had the courage to come forward, Ajose’s campaign of abuse may well have continued. I urge anyone who has been a victim of sexual abuse or who knows anything about it, to come forward to police. We have specially trained officers who will listen to and support you.
“The trauma that victims suffer can last a lifetime and impacts all those around them. I hope that the sentence given will go some way to bringing the victim and her family justice, so that they can begin to rebuild their lives.
“I would also like to thank the victim for her bravery and support throughout this investigation.”