Opemipo-JajiOpemipo Jaji, 18 from Edmonton, appeared at the Old Bailey today for the rape of an 11-year-old schoolgirl as she was on her way home from school in November last year.

Jaji was listed at the Old Bailey for a plea and case management hearing before Justice Singh. He appeared via videolink and pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The 11-year-old had got off a school bus at around 4:30pm on Friday 23 November and was walking along Galliard Road when she was dragged into Jubilee Park and raped.

The schoolgirl was taken to hospital and had to undergo surgery for injuries sustained during the ordeal.