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​Man convicted of multiple counts of rape

News   •   Dec 16, 2019 15:05 GMT

A man has been convicted of multiple counts of rape.

Alan Mackey, 37 (22.08.82) of London Road, Croydon, was convicted following a trial at Kingston Crown Court which concluded on Friday, 13 December.

Mackey was found guilty of six counts of rape, two counts of fraud, two counts of controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate or family relationship, one count of blackmail, one count of ABH and one count of theft.

He will be sentenced at the same court on 10 January 2020.

The court heard that the victim was reported missing by her family on Friday, 7 June and following police enquiries, was found the following day at a hotel in Richmond. 

She told police she had endured a prolonged assault at Mackey’s hands, as she was held against her will. During this time, she was raped and subjected to a physical assault, which left her with facial injuries. 

Mackey, who was known to the victim and had previously made threats against her, later took her bank card to pay for the room and items from a shop.

He was arrested by police on Saturday, 8 June and taken into custody.

Following the verdict, the victim said: “This whole process has had a severe detrimental effect on both my life and that of my family.

“I couldn’t be happier with the outcome and could not have got through the process without the help and incredible support of all police involved, particularly PC Vivian Sutton and Detective Constable Siobhan Dodge who have been with me through every step of this journey.

“I can now look forward to the future and try and put this all behind me.”

Detective Inspector Laura Semple, from the Met’s South West Safeguarding team, said: “This was a horrific and prolonged assault which left the victim fearing for her life.

“She has shown extreme bravery throughout this investigation and her evidence in court was vital in bringing Mackey to justice. 

“We hope today’s verdict encourages any others subjected to this kind of offending to come forward and report it to police.”