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UPDATE - Man who abducted teenage schoolgirl in broad daylight and forced her to perform sexual acts on him, pleads guilty to rape and kidnap
A man who abducted a teenage schoolgirl in broad daylight in
southwest London and forced her to perform sexual acts on him, has pleaded guilty to rape and kidnap .
Kadian Nelson, 27, was arrested by officers in nearby Tooting at around 8pm on Tuesday, November 3 after police launched an appeal to track him.
The victim, an 11-year-old girl was on her way to school in Mitcham/Colliers Wood in London, England, when she was kidnapped by the alleged suspect and forced to perform sexul acts on him.
She was saved from further agony by a lady who filmed and confronted the man when she spotted them together. See previous stories and video here.
The CPS said Nelson also threatened to kill the girl when he forced her to walk towards an alleyway in Mitcham on November 3 last year.
He reportedly told her to take off her coat and school blazer before sexually assaulting her, then put his own jacket on the victim.
The Crown Prosecution said he had now pleaded guilty to the offences.
Nelson appeared at Kingston Crown Court on Monday, April 26, where he admitted kidnap, rape,and making a threat to kill, the CPS said in a statement.
Senior prosecutor Kate Shilton said: ‘This was a terrifying stranger attack on a young girl on her way to school.
‘The prosecution was able to present compelling evidence that made clear that it was Kadian Nelson who had carried out this sickening attack.
‘The prosecution case included video footage and DNA evidence from the lighter and tobacco pouch found inside Nelson’s jacket pocket, which he left behind.
‘The victim was also able to identify him in an ID parade. These guilty pleas will mean that Nelson’s young victim will be spared the ordeal of giving evidence in court. ‘I would like to thank the members of the family who saw what happened and took quick action in alerting the police to the incident.
‘The young victim has shown remarkable courage during these proceedings and I hope this conviction will go some way to providing her with closure.
‘Sexual offences are some of the most serious and complex cases to prosecute. The CPS is committed to bringing sexual offenders to justice where there is the evidence to do so.’
In a statement at the time, Mitcham and Morden MP Siobhain McDonagh praised the ‘extraordinary bravery’ of the woman who filmed the incident and thanked her for securing ‘extremely important evidence’ for the police.