Thug jailed for 18 years for raping man and beating him with a baseball bat

24 October 2023, 12:11

Kieran Johnson was found guilty of rape and robbery
Kieran Johnson was found guilty of rape and robbery. Picture: Met Police/Alamy

By Kit Heren

A man has been sent to prison for raping an 18-year-old several times and attacking him with a baseball bat.

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Kieran Johnson, 21, assaulted his victim at a property in Greenwich, south-east London on March 13 last year.

He hit the teenager with the baseball bat, demanded he hand over his phone, keys and vape pen, and then raped him several times.

Officers used forensic evidence from the scene and mobile phone work to work out that Johnson was the rapist.

He was arrested the next day at an east London hotel.

Johnson was found guilty of two counts of rape, one of sexual assault by penetration and one of robbery.

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Kieran Johnson
Kieran Johnson. Picture: Met Police

He also pleaded guilty to possession of a Class B drug and was sentenced at the Old Bailey earlier this month.

Detective Constable Robert Shires of the Met’s south east borough command unit said: “I hope that this conviction and the lengthy prison sentence can bring some closure to the victim, and show that justice has been served.

"We will continue to support the victim and I hope that he recovers in his own time.

"I urge anyone who has been the victim of a sexual offence to report the matter to police. Dedicated officers will support you and work tirelessly to bring offenders to justice.”

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