Nneka Akudolu prosecutes Kadian Nelson for offences of rape and kidnap of a 13 year old girl
On the 3rd November 2020, Kadian Nelson abducted and raped a 13 year old girl who was walking to school in the Mitcham area of South London. The abduction was witnessed by another school girl (aged 10), who brought what she had seen to the attention of her older sister. Mr Nelson was then confronted by the witnesses who recorded the encounter on a mobile telephone. He claimed that the complainant was his sister, but undeterred, the witnesses continued to follow and record him. Mr Nelson made off from the scene when he heard police sirens approaching and checked into a nearby hotel. The mobile telephone footage was uploaded to social media and immediately went viral. Several people reported the identity of the perpetrator to the police, leading to his arrest. After resolution of lengthy issues surrounding fitness to plead, the defendant entered guilty pleas to rape, kidnap and making a threat to kill.
On the 13th August 2021, he was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment.
Nneka was instructed by Ade Olojo and Kate Shilton of CPS London.
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