Euston rapist jailed after targeting victim in Kilburn pub
Ibidapo Doherty took the 30-year-old back to his home, raped her and stole her possessions
A predatory rapist who brought his victim back to his house after targeting her in a Kilburn pub has been sent to jail today (Thursday).
Harrow Crown Court heard Ibidapo Doherty, 39, from Euston, met the 30-year-old woman during the afternoon of January 15 last year.
The victim woke up the following morning in his home believing she had been raped with no recollection of what happened the night before.
Her possessions including her mobile phone had also been stolen.
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The victim checked herself into a hospital where medics called the police and specialist officers from the Sapphire Unit based at Kilburn Police Station launched an investigation.
The victim managed to pinpoint the area where she made her way to the hospital from and further inquires identified Doherty as the suspect.
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He was arrested on October 15 when detectives raided his home and discovered the victim’s phone .
He was jailed for eight years and four months following his conviction for rape, sexual assault and theft after he was trialled last month.
DC Stuart Coutin, from Sapphire Unit at Kilburn police station, said: “This has been a very distressing time for the victim, her partner and her family.
“It was thanks to the tenacious attitude of everyone involved we were able to prove a crime had been committed and to ensure Ibidapo Doherty was brought to justice before the courts.
“Sapphire officers are specially trained to deal with the victims of sexual offences and can also offer support to the victims and their families. I hope the victim in this case feels safe knowing her attacker is behind bars.
“Rape is a despicable crime and this sentence sends out a clear message.”