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Rapist pleas to House breaking and Rape charges

A man has been convicted of breaking into a house and raping the female occupant.

Andrei Makara, 40, of no fixed address, appeared at Harrow Crown Court on Thursday, 30 August where he pleaded guilty to two counts of rape, one count of assault by penetration and one count of robbery. He will be sentenced at the same court on Wednesday, 26 September.

The court heard how at 10:40am on Tuesday, 24 July the victim, a 31-year-old woman, was in the bathroom of a house-share in Brent when she heard a loud bang downstairs.

She then went downstairs and realised someone was trying to get into the property.
She managed to lock the front door, but Makara forced the door open with his shoulder.

The victim, fearful for her safety, bandage Makara’s hand which had been injured during the incident. She also offered him her bank card in exchange for her safety.

Makara then became aggressive and threatened the victim with a pair of scissors before raping her.

Afterwards Makara demanded the victim hand over her bank card and pin number, threatening to kill her if the pin number was wrong.

He then stole a bicycle belonging to the victim’s husband and left the address.

The victim reported the robbery to police on Tuesday, 24 July. Two days later she further reported that she had been raped during the incident and detectives from the Met’s Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command (CASO) immediately launched an investigation.

Detective Constable Alan Wong, from CASO, said: “I would like to commend the victim for her bravery and having the courage to report the incident to the police. Her evidence was vital in ensuring a dangerous individual has been brought to justice. Understandably she has been left deeply traumatised, even having to move house within days. I hope today’s conviction will give her some measure of comfort and closure.”