July 2013

Rapist jailed for 12 years after attacking teenager in her flat

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A PAINTER who raped one teenage girl and abducted and had sex with another while on bail has been jailed for 12 years.

Fabian Henry, 30, was described by a judge at Bristol Crown Court as “devious, callous and manipulative” after targeting the girls.

The mother of one victim said: “It could have been longer, maybe 15 or 16 years. He took away her innocence. He vandalised her life and she has got to live with that for the rest of her life.”

Judge Michael Longman told Henry: “Both cases demonstrate an inappropriate sexual interest in girls much younger than you. Both demonstrate the power you are able to exert over such girls. You are devious, callous and manipulative.”

Henry was handed a Sexual Offences Prevention Order banning him from unsupervised contact with youngsters. He must register as a sexual offender for life.

In June, a jury took three hours to convict Henry of abducting a child and having sexual activity with her.

The panel heard DNA found on a condom matched Henry and a 15-year-old girl he was said to have taken to his flat in Flowers Close, London.

Henry, a father of three, denied abducting a girl under 16 and having sexual activity with a child.

The jury heard the girl had difficulties at home in recent years and had run away a number of times.

She sent text messages to her father saying she had been kidnapped. After a missing person’s appeal was circulated, three officers from the Metropolitan Police went to a first-floor flat in Hackney at about 3.45am the following day and found Henry, with the child under a duvet.

The girl’s father told the jury that when she disappeared he received texts from her phone which read “Help” and “He took me”, followed closely by “Dad”.

A quick-fire string of messages followed, starting with “He’s driving me somewhere in the back of his car, he tied up my feet” and continuing: “What do I do?”, “He’s coming”, “Dad, dad”, “He’s gonna take my phone.”

Forensic scientist Kim Edwards told the court that after her analysis of a condom found at the Hackney flat, her findings were consistent with Henry having sexual intercourse with the child, wearing a condom.

The jury heard a recording of a phone call Henry made from Wormwood Scrubs prisonwhere he made lewd suggestions to the youngster, asked for money and said he loved her – and the youngster told him she missed him and loved him.

Henry told the jury he was introduced to the girl by his cousin, in Bristol, they exchanged phone numbers and he was in London when she called him and asked to meet.

Henry conceded phone records confirmed he called her number and she called his number more than 1,000 times between September and December. He said not all calls were conversations.

This month Henry was convicted of grooming a 17-year-old, forcing her to have sex and posting indecent photos of her online. He said he never met the girl but was found guilty of two rapes.

The youngster told police her attacker messaged her and they chatted before meeting face-to-face in Bristol. She described how he forced himself on her in a flat and threatened her afterwards, saying he would publish photos he took. She said the photos were circulated and she reported him to police..

June 2013

Man convicted of child abduction and sexual activity with 15-year-old

A JURY took three hours to convict a man of abducting a child and having sexual activity with her.

The panel at Bristol Crown Court heard DNA found on a condom matched Fabian Henry and a 15-year-old girl he was said to have taken to his London flat.

Father-of-three Henry, 30, denied abducting a girl under 16 and having sexual activity with a child.

He will be sentenced later.

The jury heard the girl had difficulties at home in recent years and had run away a number of times.

She sent text messages to her father saying she had been kidnapped.

After a missing person’s appeal was circulated, three officers from the Metropolitan police went to a first floor flat in Hackney about 3.45am the following day and found Henry, with the child under a duvet at his flat in Kenton Road, Hackney..

The girl’s father told the jury that when she disappeared he received texts from her phone which read: “Help” and “He took me”, closely followed by “Dad”.

A quick-fire string of messages followed, starting with “He’s driving me somewhere in the back of his car, he tied up my feet” and continuing: “What do I do?”; “He’s coming”; “Dad, dad”; “He’s gonna take my phone.”

Forensic scientist Kim Edwards told the court that after her analysis of a condom found at the Hackney flat, her findings were consistent with Henry having sexual intercourse with the child, wearing a condom.