Man who targeted young women has been jailed for 16 years for rapes and sex attacks


31-year old Delando Smith who carried out rapes and sex attacks on two vulnerable women after coaxing them into his car was on Monday, 6th November jailed for 16 years.
 
He appeared at Croydon Crown Court after being found guilty of three counts of rape, one count of sexual assault by penetration and one count of causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent. Smith was sentenced to 16 years imprisonment with a six year extension on licence.

This follows his conviction in August 2016, prior to which he was on remand awaiting trial in relation to a separate allegation of rape for which he was found not guilty on Wednesday, 9 August 2017. Smith carried out his first attack on 17 May 2015. At around 03:30hrs, a 20-year-old woman was in Southwark on her way back from a night out in Peckham. A car pulled up beside her as she waited at a bus stop. The driver - later identified as Delando Smith - engaged her in conversation and said he would give her a lift.


He was arrested on suspicion of rape in November 2015 and released on bail while officers investigated the allegations. Whilst on bail he committed a second attack. Smith’s phone was seized and analysed, and videos showing the attack on this victim were found.


Detective Constable Ellen Jones of the Met’s Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command said: “Delando Smith is a predatory male who targeted young, vulnerable, lone women, attacked them and filmed the offences for his own gratification. This has been a long and emotional process for the victims and I would like to praise their courage and commitment to making sure that Smith was convicted so he would face justice for his actions.”

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