The Crown Prosecution Service charged a man with the rape and kidnap of a 13-year-old schoolgirl in south-west London.
Kadian Nelson, 27, followed the victim in Mitcham on November 3 last year. According to CPS, Nelson crept up behind the girl, covered her mouth and threatened to kill her. Nelson forced the schoolgirl down an alleyway before he sexually assaulted her.
A woman reported the crime to the police after her daughter witnessed the attack. Nelson claimed the young girl was his sister when questioned by a member of the public. The Metropolitan Police named Nelson as a suspect and encouraged him to hand himself in. Local residents tried to attack the suspect after police released his name.
The attacker appeared at Kingston Crown Court on April 26. He admitted kidnapping, raping and threatening to kill the girl. A court will sentence Nelson on August 13.