December 2016

Man jailed after videoing rape of ‘vulnerable’ girl, 14, in Camden

A man who recorded himself raping a vulnerable 14-year-old girl, posted the video online and stole her phone has been jailed for five and a half years.

Denzel Amadi-Jestus pursued his victim through social media site Instagram before meeting her at a Camden home and having consensual sex with her twice, despite him being fully aware of her age.

The 19-year-old – who claimed to be 16 – videoed both sexual encounters without the victim’s knowledge and later raped her, which he also recorded.

Amadi-Jestus then stole the girl’s phone in an attempt to protect his identity and later shared a sex video with her friends via social media.

He was sentenced to five and a half years in jail at Wood Green Crown Court yesterday for an array of offences, including two counts of sexual activity with a child, making an indecent image of a child, distributing an indecent image of a child and theft.

An additional sentence was given for perverting the course of justice after Amadi-Jestus tried to persuade a witness to go along with a false account of events in court when he was on bail.

The events took place in early 2015, with Amadi-Jestus being arrested in May.

After an investigation, he was charged with rape in March of this year and bailed, which is when he attempted to pervert the course of justice.

He was convicted on October 27.