Tottenham man who repeatedly raped young girl for five years is jailed for 20 years

A 37-year-old man has been jailed for 20 years for the “horrific crime” of repeatedly raping a young girl over a five-year period.

From the age of 12, the young girl was repeatedly raped by Adrian Donaldson from January 2015 to January 2020 at an address in Tottenham.

Donaldson was sentenced at Wood Green Court on Friday for 20 years, after he admitted to seven counts of rape, attempted rape, sexual assault and causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent.

The court heard how Donaldson would rape the young girl, who was known to him, two to three times a week after he drank alcohol and took drugs.

He would also call the victim and ask her to send nude photos. When she visited him, the 37-year-old rapist would make her strip and would rape her.

The victim fell pregnant with his child twice during 2017 and 2018 and had an abortion both times. She told her mother that she fell pregnant by her boyfriend at school.

Scotland Yard said the young girl felt suicidal and trapped as Donaldson threatened to accuse her of coming on to him if she told anyone.

In January the victim’s mother found out about the rapes and pregnancies and called the police.

Officers attended Donaldson’s address and found him drunk and attempting to engage in sexual activity with the victim.

Police arrested Donaldson for sexual assault by touching a female under 18-years. In interview, Donaldson denied all allegations and stated that it was fabricated.

Detective Sergeant Gill Cousins, of the North Area Basic Command Unit, said: “This is a horrific crime and the victim was subjected to a horrendous ordeal. The effects of these crimes on the victim will undoubtedly remain with her forever.

“I commend the bravery the victim has shown to help us bring this man to justice.

“I urge anyone who has been a victim of sexual assault either recently or historically to come forward and speak with police.”

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