May 2017

Man who raped two women and a schoolgirl is jailed for 21 years

A “sexual predator” who raped a Dudley schoolgirl he groomed after contacting her on social media has been jailed for 21 years.

Ayden Thompson, who also raped two women in the area, was told by Judge Nicholas Webb he would only be allowed back onto the streets when he was deemed to be safe.

He said the 21-year-old “charmed and flattered” the schoolgirl to get her to like him and she thought they had a “special relationship”.

The 13-year-old thought Thompson was her first real boyfriend but he took her to waste ground near her home where she was raped, Wolverhampton Crown Court was told.

He said Thompson’s conduct during his trial had been volatile, he had been aggressive and he showed no insight into his crimes.

“These offences were motivated by a high level of anger you have failed to control,” he told Thompson.

Matthew Brook, prosecuting, said in a victim impact statement the schoolgirl told how she had been badly affected by the sex attack.

She said he had scarred her life, she struggled to cope emotionally and she was depressed and having to take medication.

The girl admitted she was constantly feeling down, she had distanced herself from friends and family and her confidence had been hit hard.

Thompson, of Fisher Street, Great Bridge, had denied six charges of rape against his three victims and also inciting a schoolgirl to engage in sexual activity.

But he was convicted on all charges by the jury at the end of his trial and told by the judge he must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.