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Man imprisoned for raping woman out clubbing

JAILED: Frederick Ehouni is behind bars for rape

A MAN has been jailed for 15 years after being convicted of raping a woman he followed home from a nightclub in southeast London.

Frederick Ehouni, 39, carried out the rape this year on February 24 when he targeted his victim as she left The Venue nightclub in New Cross during the early hours of that Sunday morning.

He was sentenced last week for the charges of rape and theft.

He followed the 27-year-old woman on to a night bus and started a conversation with her on the 45-minute journey to her Bexley home.

Ehouni insisted on escorting his victim to her front door after she declined offers of help, and then forced his way inside.

He attacked her in the hallway before fleeing the scene and taking her mobile phone so she could not contact police.

She alerted police by calling officers from a nearby petrol station.

Using forensic evidence and following a police manhunt, Ehouni was arrested on March 1 – subsequently he admitted to stealing the woman’s phone but denied the charge of rape.

But on August 13, following a seven-day trial at Woolwich Crown Court, he was found guilty.

Detective constable Emma Beer, of the Metropolitan Police's Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command, said: “Today's result means that a violent sexual predator has been brought to justice and will safeguard other members of the public from him.

“It will also hopefully go some way to providing some comfort and reassurance to the victim. I would like to commend her bravery in reporting this offence and giving evidence in court.”

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