Man pleads guilty to multiple rape and kidnap charge after attacking two women in Southwark

A man has pleaded guilty to raping a woman four times and kidnap after attacking two women in Southwark on the same night.

Wilfred Marodza, 28 from Eastbourne, attacked the two women, both in their twenties, in the early hours of July 20.

A 21-year-old woman was walking home on Great Dover Street at around 2:30am after a night out when she was approached from behind by an unknown male and taken to a nearby wooded area.

She was then threatened and raped multiple times by the suspect.

The victim managed to escape and ran to a nearby street where a passing motorist stopped and the suspect claimed that they were having a domestic argument.

The victim got into the motorist’s car and was taken to a local police station.

Just an hour later, a 25-year-old woman was waiting at a bus stop in Borough High Street.

A man approached her and began speaking to her offering to escort her to a nearby cab office.

The victim began walking with the man before he grabbed her and pulled her into a side street, where he threatened the victim to do as she was told, pushing her to the ground before the victim managed to scream whereupon the suspect then fled.

Marodza was identified and arrested that same day.

Detective constable Jonny Norman from the South Central Command Unit, said: “These two young women were subjected to ordeals that no person should ever have to endure. Marodza is a dangerous predator whose actions left both victims in fear of their lives.

“Marodza will now, I hope, face a substantial amount of time behind bars, and I am sure London will be all the safer for it.

“I would like to thank the investigative team who worked tirelessly to track and arrest Marodza. Most importantly I would like to thank the victims, whose bravery and courage in supporting our investigation has been instrumental. I hope that, in time, this will allow them some form of closure and that they can begin to move on with their lives.”

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