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Child rapist jailed after victim's relative spots him on a train

Kifueni Kadiabioko has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison Photo: ITV Central

A child rapist has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison after his victim's relative saw him on a train, almost eight years after the attack in Coventry.

Kifueni Kadiabioko boarded a carriage at London's Euston station on February 12th this year after evading capture since October 2004 when he raped the 12-year-old in Willenhall.

The victim's relative dialled 999 while Kadiabioko sat talking with friends on the train, the police arrested the 41-year-old on the train when it pulled into Northampton Station.

"At the time Kadiabioko was a 33-year-old man who befriended the victim's family through church and he abused their trust and took advantage of a 12-year-old girl.

"He was only known to church members by a nickname and disappeared in October 2004 we believe to Essex and London fearing the girl had confided in her family.

"Initially he denied any sexual activity took place but forensics evidence was kept on file from the time of the offence and compared against Kadiabioko's DNA which returned a match."

– Detective Constable Deb McCord

Kadiabioko admitted to raping the girl after he was transferred to West Midlands Police station for questioning where he was presented with DNA evidence from the victim's clothing.

Police say he was a family friend who abused their trust. He forced the girl into his car He will remain on the Sex Offenders Register indefinitely.

"It was a fantastic spot by the victim's relative; her swift actions in notifying us meant we were able to liaise with British Transport Police and Northants Police to arrest him as the train pulled into Northampton."She should also be praised for her restraint in not challenging Kadiabioko and making her 999 call discretely so as not to alert him."

– Detective Constable Deb McCord from Coventry Police's Public Protection Unit

The police praised the victim for her bravery following the attack:

"This young girl was vulnerable and terrified by the actions of Kadiabioko; she showed extreme bravery in reporting it to police and remaining supportive of our investigation throughout."Her resilience has been admirable and this outcome could not have been achieved without that support."

– Detective Constable Deb McCord from Coventry Police's Public Protection Unit