Gang rapists are jailed for drink-fuelled party attack

Three men – one from Newham – brutally gang raped a partygoer after she was dragged from a taxi.

The Lithuanians repeatedly assaulted the woman and threatened her with violence if she did not comply.

At one point she was made to watch a pornographic film while she was raped before being made to perform a sex act on one of her drunken attackers.

In a phone call, one accused invited a fourth man to join in.

The attack took place during a drink-fuelled party in Seven Kings, Ilford, on January 10 last year after the men managed to separate the victim from her uncle and male friend, before plying her with strong drink.

All three men were convicted by a jury at Snaresbrook Crown Court of two counts of rape and one count of false imprisonment.

They were: 32-year-olds Kestutis Zotkevicius, of Boundary Way, Plaistow, Tomas Stucinskas, of no fixed abode and Rimdydas Kazaciunas, 27, of Brook Road, Seven Kings.

Most Read

Kazaciunas and Stucinskas were both jailed for 12 years. Zotkevicius was jailed for 10 years and six months as he played no part in druagging her from the taxi.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter