15-year-old Ibraheem Giwa was revealed by Judge Patricia Lees on Friday as one of the members of a London street gang who carried out a series of sexual assaults on an 11-year-old girl, including one rape attack in a McDonald’s toilet in East Ham, London.
Giwa, who has been charged with counts of rape for the attack he carried out at the age of 13 in 2009, had his anonymity waived by Judge Lees at Inner London crown Court on the basis of public interest. Giwa met the rape victim at a summer camp where they built up a friendship but then went on to rape her in a park and also in his bedroom where he allowed six of his fellow gang members to rape her as he watched on.
Another 14-year-old, who is also thought to be a member of the infamous Say No More Gang, admitted to raping the 11-year-old victim in a McDonald’s cubicle and was sentenced to serve 12 months in a young offenders institute.
The gang had beaten the girl to silence her cries and to stop her from telling anyone what had happened to her.
Judge Lees told Giwa:
She was but 11-years-old when you both had sexual intercourse with her and had only just started secondary school… She was not yet mature enough to realise the full effect upon her and she was certainly not mature enough to decide if she wanted to have sex with anyone…I accept she remains genuinely frightened of reprisals from you and your friends which is why there is a restraining order in place.
Another 16-year-old denied the park rape and was cleared. A third 15-year-old was also cleared of rape.