Two men jailed for raping girl, 16, in north London

Two men have been jailed for raping a teenage girl in north London.

Adilson Domingos, 42, from West Ham, and 29-year-old Baxton Atenis, from Tottenham, were found guilty in February after a three-week trial at Wood Green Crown Court.

On Monday, Atenis was handed a 13-year prison sentence - and Domingos was jailed for 12 years.

The victim, then 16, was out with a friend in central London in July 2021 when the two men approached her and coerced her to get in a car.

The pair then drove the girl to Atenis's home where both men raped her.

The girl managed to leave the house in the early hours of the following day and called police.

The Metropolitan Police said the girl provided important details to help the investigation including the address the men took her to, a description of the car, and a phone number Atenis had given her.

Atenis was arrested first and this led to detectives identifying and arresting Domingos, who was also identified from a social media profile.

Detective Constable Daniella Biggins said Domingos and Atenis are "highly dangerous, predatory individuals who targeted a young girl and isolated her from her friends before raping her".

She said: "With the support of her wonderful family and friends, the victim showed immense courage and bravery in supporting a police investigation. I would like to personally thank her for the strength she has shown, and also to the witnesses who provided evidence.

"I can only hope the conviction goes some way to providing closure to the victim after what was a horrific experience, whilst also being a part of keeping these dangerous individuals off the streets."

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She added: "I would encourage anyone who is victim or witness to sexual assault to contact police. You will be listened to and specially trained officers will support you through any criminal investigation.

"There is zero tolerance for such serious offences and this conviction serves as a reminder that those who commit such horrific offences will be found and put before the courts to face justice."