A college student from Oxford who raped a 15-year-old girl he met on the internet after taking her to his lodgings, was starting a nine-year jail sentence today.
A jury convicted the 23-year-old man after a week-long trial in which the schoolgirl victim was forced to re-live her rape ordeal at the hands of the student.
Kemar Jordan was jailed at Oxford Crown Court for the single offence of rape and must also serve an extra four years on licence after he is released.
A spokesman for Thames Valley Police which investigated the horrific rape, said: ‘Jordan, of Oxford, was found guilty by unanimous jury verdict of one count of rape following a trial lasting seven days at Oxford Crown Court.
‘At approximately 3pm on April 17, 2017, Jordan met his 15-year-old victim on social media and took her back to his student accommodation where he raped the victim.
‘Jordan was arrested the same day and, following a lengthy and thorough investigation which included examining complex digital and forensic evidence, he was charged with the offence on January 15 this year.’
Investigating officer Detective Constable Jamie Macaro, of Oxford CID, said: ‘This was a lengthy investigation in which forensic evidence was found which helped to bring Jordan to justice.
‘Jordan had been trawling social media for his victim and this was a dreadful offence.
‘I would like to praise the victim for coming forward to the police initially and also for her patience and dignity while we investigated this offence. She also had to give evidence during the trial and I would like to commend her for her courage in doing so.
‘Jordan is a predatory offender and will now serve a lengthy spell in prison as a result of this verdict and will also serve a further four years’ on license when his custody concludes.
‘I hope that in time, his victim will be able to move on with her life and put this ordeal behind her.’