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Men rape woman in Barking alleyway

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Miguel Clinio

Miguel Clino, 20, Devon Cato, 20, and Nizandro Caimanque, 21, were all found guilty of rape at trial, and received sentences ranging between 7-8 years after being seen on CCTV engaging in the assault.

In July 2022, a woman was approached by three men in Barking Town Centre, and later raped in an alleyway were the men ‘passed her around’ and took turns.

The victim could not remember the attack, but police were alerted by a security guard who witnessed the rape occur on CCTV where he was working, and liase with police until they were able to arrive on scene. When investigating, police began sourcing CCTV from other nearby establishments, and built a picture of the three men coercing her down the alleyway, and then raping her.

Devon Cato
Devon Cato received 7 years imprisonment

All three men were taken into custody near the scene within an hour. Forensics returned positive results for all defendants, leading to them being formally charged with rape within 48 hours of the attack.

Detective Sergeant Harry Nunez from the East Area Serious Sexual Offences Team said: “This was an atrocious attack on a young woman who was targeted and subjected to sustained, serious sexual violence.

Nizandro Caimanque
Nizandro Caimanque was sentenced to 6 years & 6 months imprisonment

“I would like to recognise the victim’s bravery who has supported this investigation throughout. The actions taken early on in the investigation by police to secure key evidence such as forensics and CCTV were also key in building a conclusive case against the evil men responsible for this horrendous and sickening crime.”

Detective Constable Ben Wallen, who led the investigation, said: “The result of this case would not have been possible without the incredible efforts made by officers attending the scene and assistance from my colleagues in the Serious Sexual Offences team. I hope this result will reassure anyone who has been a victim of sexual violence that the police will fully support you and work hard to ensure those responsible will be caught and put before the courts.”

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