A DANGEROUS man who drugged, raped and stole from a woman in her twenties has been jailed for 12 years.
And cops now fear more victims could be out there after revealing Adrian Reid, 31, went to “some lengths” in planning the vicious attack.
Adrian Reid has been jailed for 12 years for rape, administering a substance with intent and theft[/caption]
Cops fear that due to his efforts in planning the attack, there could be more victims out there[/caption]
Reid, of North London contacted a woman through social media using a fake name in June last year, Southwark Crown court heard.
They agreed to meet at her Paddington flat and Reid brought alcohol and soft drink, which he mixed and offered to her.
She began to feel unwell and before she passed out, he raped her.
When she woke up in the morning, Reid was gone and a quantity of cash had been stolen from her flat.
Following forensic phone work, police managed to identify Reid and arrested him shortly after on July 2.
A small bottle of clear liquid along with the drinks bottles he had taken to the flat were found in his car and flat.
Analysis revealed the clear liquid was date-rape drug GHB, of which high quantities mixed with alcohol can can someone to fall asleep in minutes, and traces of this were also found in the bottle.
Reid was charged but denied the offences, however, due to the weight of evidence against him, a jury took just 40 minutes to convict him of rape, administering a substance with intent and theft on December 14 last year.
Detective Constable Pat Tully from the Central West Safeguarding Team based at Westminster said: “Adrian Reid is a sexual predator and I am pleased that he will now face a significant period of time in jail.
“I hope the woman Reid attacked can take some solace in the fact he has been convicted – her bravery in coming forward has ensured a dangerous man is now behind bars.
Most read in UK News
Body of woman, 49, found as cops arrest 2 men, 35 and 49, on 'murder'
Williamson slams Oxford students who voted to remove Queen’s pic from common room
Mum headbutted daughter, 7, after all-day vodka bender & didn't recognise home
Paedo who got girl, 13, pregnant says 'we've not committed that big a crime'
Covid cases almost DOUBLE in a week as 6,048 more people test positive & 13 die
Shocking moment kick woman in head as bystanders beg them to stop
“It is clear that this was not an opportunistic crime; Reid had clearly gone to some lengths in planning and then carrying out his attack.
“This leads me to believe that this may not have been his only offence and I would appeal to anyone who may have encountered Reid and been attacked by him to come forward and speak to police.
“Specially trained officers are available to support and help you, and our dedicated team will ensure any allegations are investigated sensitively and thoroughly.”