Man jailed for horror robbery and rape of young man

A man has been jailed after he attacked an 18-year-old with a baseball bat and robbed him, before raping him.

Kieran Johnson, 21, of no fixed address, was sentenced to 18 years in prison at the Old Bailey on October 13.

He had been found guilty on March 22 of two counts of rape, one of sexual assault by penetration and one of robbery. Johnson also pleaded guilty to possession of a Class B drug.

The offences took place on March 13, 2022 at an address in Greenwich

Johnson hit the 18-year-old victim with a baseball bat and demanded that he hand over his phone, keys and vape pen. After the robbery, Johnson raped and assaulted the man multiple times.

Forensic evidence from the scene led to the arrest of Johnson the following day at an east London hotel.

Detective Constable Robert Shires said: “I hope that this conviction and the lengthy prison sentence can bring some closure to the victim, and show that justice has been served.

“We will continue to support the victim and I hope that he recovers in his own time.

“I urge anyone who has been the victim of a sexual offence to report the matter to police. Dedicated officers will support you and work tirelessly to bring offenders to justice.”

Pictured top: Kieran Johnson (Picture: The Met)

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