Rapist from Canning Town warned of many years jail

A COLD case review by police into a knife-point rape more than 20 years ago has led a Canning Town man into an Old Bailey court.

And Andrew Riley, who was 16 at the time of the offence and is now aged 39, was warned he faces “a substantial sentence of imprisonment,” after he admitted the sex attack.

Riley and another youth both raped a 19-year-old girl in Stockwell, south-east London during a three-hour ordeal as they drove her around.

It was only when she begged to go to the toilet and was let out of the vehicle that she managed to flee to a house where residents alerted police.

But without an identification the case lay dormant for two decades until a review when police linked DNA to Riley who was subsequently convicted of an indecent assault. The second youth remains at large.

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Judge Peter Rook told Riley: “Rape is always a very serious offence and this was a particularly serious example.”

He will be sentenced later this month.

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