A ‘dangerous sexual predator’ that targeted ‘vulnerable lone’ victims has today been jailed for sexual assault.
Nyakeh Kpaka, 26 (15.05.90) of Gladstone Avenue, Wood Green – an actor also known as Nakay Kpaka – was found guilty of three counts of sexual assault by penetration at Woolwich Crown Court on Thursday, 20 October.
He was sentenced at the same court on Tuesday, 25 October to a total of eight years’ imprisonment.
Kpaka sexually assaulted two lone women – on two separate occasions – whilst they were sleeping at house parties. The assaults happened almost six months apart.
In May 2015, Kpaka attended a house party in the Blackheath area. At the party Kpaka got into a bed where a woman was asleep and sexually assaulted her twice.
The victim woke up and ran screaming from the bedroom. Police were called and Kpaka was arrested.
Kpaka stated all sexual activity was with consent, and he was bailed whilst further investigation was carried out.
The victim had never met the Kpaka prior to the party and had very little interaction with him during it.
As the investigation continued a second victim came forward in September 2015 and alleged she had also been sexually assaulted by Kpaka at a house party in the Finsbury Park area in December 2014.
Again, the victim did not know Kpaka prior to the party and had gone to sleep in a bedroom at the house, and was woken by Kpaka sexually assaulting her.
Kpaka was further arrested for the 2014 offence and remained on bail until he was charged with three counts of sexual assault by penetration in February 2016. Two counts related to the 2015 incident and one for the 2014.
The trial began at Woolwich Crown Court on Monday, 10 October. Kpaka denied the December 2014 assault, and continued to say the 2015 offences were consensual.
Kpaka was convicted and sentenced to five years for the two offences in 2015 and three years for the 2014 offence. Sentences are to be served consecutively.
Detective Constable Peter Thompson, the investigating officer from the Met’s Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command, said: “Kpaka is a dangerous sexual predator who has attacked vulnerable lone women whilst they were sleeping in bed at two different house parties. Thankfully he has now been caught and convicted and is serving a prison sentence.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank those present at the parties who came to the assistance of the victims and the victims themselves who showed a great degree of courage to report these offences and give evidence against Kpaka.”
Detective Inspector Faye Churchyard, said: “This is a very positive result for both victims and their families and all those witnesses who came forward. I would use this opportunity to appeal for any further victims to come forward and report to police.”