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Teen rapist jail for stranger attack

PUBLISHED: 10:53 08 October 2009 | UPDATED: 17:14 25 August 2010

A PREDATORY rapist who repeatedly attacked a stranger as she made her way home at night has been jailed for nine years.

A PREDATORY rapist who repeatedly attacked a stranger as she made her way home at night has been jailed for nine years.

Billy Hammond, 19, of Chilver Street, Greenwich, dragged the terrified girl in to a deserted building site, threatened her with a beer bottle and raped her three times in 40 minutes.

The petite 19-year-old victim was trying to find a bus stop in Greenwich in the early hours when Hammond pounced.

Prosecutor Simon Wild said he subjected his victim to 'every woman's nightmare'.

CCTV footage showed Hammond, who was high on drink and drugs, grabbing the girl round the neck and dragging her to the secluded spot on March 1 this year.

An Old Bailey jury unanimously convicted him of three counts of rape after a four day trial in August.

He was jailed for nine years for each offence. The sentences will run concurrently.

Judge Paul Worsley QC told Hammond he subjected the girl to 'three grave offences of rape'.

He added: "You tried thereafter to ensure she would not report the offences and followed her to the taxi office hoping she would be frightened and would not report you.

"Although she was not physically restrained by you and suffered no physical injury she is undoubtedly scarred by the events of that night, which I doubt she will ever forget.

"You have shown no remorse whatsoever."

Hammond denied three counts of rape.

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