Girl kidnapped from foster home, and taken 170 miles away after being raped for years as five people jailed
4th May 2022

A YOUNG girl was kidnapped from her foster home, taken 170 miles away and sexually assaulted after she was raped for YEARS, a judge has heard.

The youngster was abducted from care in Crowthorne, Berkshire, after reporting her abuse to police in November 2020.

She told the force she'd been assaulted by a man from Slough and a woman from London.

The man had raped her over a period of years, she said.

The victim was then kidnapped in February 2021, and later found again by detectives in Sheffield.

Eight people were charged with various offences relating to her case in March last year.

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The defendants have now been sentenced to a total of 37 years and six months in prison after a trial at Reading Crown Court.

A 59-year-old man from Slough, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was found guilty of five counts of rape and one count each of rape of a girl under 13, causing grievous bodily harm with intent, and conspiracy to kidnap.

He was sentenced to 24 years in prison.

A woman from London, who also cannot be named for legal reasons, was found guilty of one count of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and one count of conspiracy to kidnap and kidnapping.

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The 39-year-old was sentenced to six years and six months behind bars.

Other defendants were also sentenced.

Nutel-Virgil Papadache, 41 and of of Brunswick Road, Sheffield, has been sentenced to four years in prison after he was convicted of conspiracy to kidnap.

Marius Bucur, 19 and of no fixed abode, was sentenced to two years and six months in prison for conspiracy to kidnap.

Alexandru Olteanu, 20 and of Austen Close, London, was sentenced to six months in prison for the same charge.

Aurelia Stan, 38 and of Brunswick Road, Sheffield, was convicted of the same offence and will be sentenced on May 25.

Alina Dogaru, 27, and Alexandru Monu, 24, both of Brunswick Road, Sheffield, were found not guilty conspiracy to kidnap.

Detective Inspector Stuart May, of the East Berkshire Child Abuse Investigation Unit, said: “I would like to praise the bravery demonstrated by the victim in providing evidence in court and reporting it to police in the first place.

"The sentences passed recognises the seriousness of the abuse she suffered, and the danger posed to her by those involved. I would like to offer my sincere thanks to all the officers involved in this investigation which secured convictions for offences of the utmost seriousness, while providing some justice for the victim.

"The response of those involved undoubtedly prevented the victim from suffering further serious harm.

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"The collaborative effort of our teams across Thames Valley Police was instrumental in securing the charges against the suspects who were being held in custody within other police forces.

"This challenging investigation took nearly a year to conclude and represented a significant demand on the unit. I am grateful to the whole team who worked tirelessly to manage business as usual, so my thanks go to them.”

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