Teenager jailed for nine years on two counts of rape

A teenage boy from Kent has been sentenced to nine years in a young offender’s institute after being found guilty of two counts of rape.

17-year-old David Spiridon, of Sydney Road in Chatham, forced a teenage girl into engaging sexual acts on two separate occasions resulting in his arrested just days after the incident.

He was jailed at Maidstone Crown Court yesterday, as well as put on the Sex Offenders’ Register indefinitely. A sexual harm preventions order has also been made for 10 years.

Detective Constable Sanj Tanday, of the Missng Child Exploitation Team said: “We presented extensive evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service, which proved Spiridon had committed two rapes against this teenage girl in Chatham and despite this he protested his innocence, forcing his victim to give evidence at court.

“I’d like to remind other victims who may have experienced similar offences that any report received will be taken seriously and in strictest confidence and that officers will investigate thoroughly to ensure any offenders are brought to justice.”