Dagenham man jailed for rape

A man has been jailed for violently assaulting and raping a woman after she managed to flee his Dagenham home.

Oladip Oshodi, 48, appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Friday July 5 where he was sentenced to 25 years’ imprisonment for two counts of rape, administering a noxious substance, threats to kill, grievous bodily harm and controlling coercive behaviour.

Oshodi was arrested on July 12 2023 by detectives from the Met’s East Area Public Protection Unit. He was remanded in custody throughout proceedings.

On May 10 this year he was convicted of all counts.

On the evening of July 11 2023, Oshodi had made sexual advances toward a woman who was known to him at his home in the Mayesbrook area of Dagenham.

Despite the victim clearly stating that she did not want to have sex with Oshodi, during the course of that night, he raped her twice. He also subjected her to a beating which she escaped by jumping from a ground floor window onto the street where she collapsed in the middle of the road.

Concerned members of the public called police and carried her to safety.

Detective Constable Serena McGhee said: “Oshodi is a dangerous man and it is right that he will now serve a long sentence in a place where he will not pose a threat to women. I commend the bravery of the victim and the witnesses in this case.

“Oshodi showed no remorse throughout the investigation and trial, and I am pleased that he has been made to face the consequences of his actions.”

PC Kayleigh Grafton, who is a specialist officer dealing with victims of sexual offences, said: “The survivor in this case was fleeing for her life when she jumped onto the street to escape this man. I hope that the sentence handed down encourages other women who have been the victim of sexual offences to come forward. We are here to support you and our mission is to keep you safe and support you every step of the way.”

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