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Revenge rape teenage siblings jailed

JAILED: Aliyah, left, and Lacquan Weekes

THREE TEENAGERS including a brother and sister who were involved in revenge raping a girl they thought had “snitched” have been sentenced at court.

Lacquan Weekes, 18, and his older sister Aliyah, 19, were today (Nov 13) handed five-year and four-year prison terms, respectively, for their part in the sexual attack of the 15-year-old victim in April 2013.

Another girl, now aged 17 who cannot be named for legal reasons, has also been sentenced to an 18-month rehabilitation order after being convicted for aiding and abetting rape.

During the trial at the Old Bailey, central London, the court heard how Lacquan raped the victim after she had apparently divulged confidential information about his sister.

Jurors were told that Aliyah instigated the rape, along with the unnamed female defendant, who was only 16 at the time of the crime.

The victim was told at a public location in Brent, northwest London, that she must have sex with a group of boys or be hurt. The rape was carried out by Lacquan before members of the public intervened and the victim managed to get away before being further assaulted.

The schoolgirl told her mother about the rape and the parent reported it to police on April 29, 2013, triggering an investigation by the Met’s Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command.

Investigating officer Daniel Pegg, said: “This was a disgraceful attack during which the victim was surrounded, accused of betraying confidence, assaulted and then threatened with further violence if she did not comply with the demands of the group.

“I would like to pay tribute to the victim for her bravery in giving evidence. I hope the sentences handed out will reflect the serious nature of this incident and dissuade others from committing such offences.”

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