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Man charged with three counts of stranger rape in Shoreditch

News   •   Apr 23, 2021 15:30 BST

A man has appeared in court charged in connection with three stranger rapes in Shoreditch.

Following an investigation by the Central East Public Protection Team, Clement Omoregbee, 35 (17.06.85) of Charlton Lane, Greenwich, was charged with three counts of rape.

He was charged on Friday, 23 April and remanded to appear at Thames Magistrates' Court. Omoregbee was bailed from court to next appear at Wood Green Crown Court on Tuesday, 18 May.

As part of his bail conditions, he is not allowed to go into the London Borough of Hackney, must abide by a curfew and wear a tag. He is also not allowed to contact the victims – who were not known to him.

The charges relate to separate investigations spanning between February 2019 and September 2020.

Following a manhunt by officers from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, Omoregbee was detained and subsequently arrested on Wednesday, 21 April. He was taken to an east London police station.

 + Offence 1: Police were called on 16 February 2019 to reports of a rape on Shoreditch High Street, E1. The victim did not wish to support an investigation and no further action was taken.

 + Offence 2: Police were called on 6 December 2020 to reports that a woman had been raped the night before (5 December) in the Shoreditch area. The suspect was circulated as wanted and arrested on 2 March 2021. He was released on police bail pending further enquiries.

 + Offence 3: Police received an allegation of rape that was said to have taken place in the Shoreditch area on 4 September 2020. The suspect was further arrested on 21 April 2021.