Ivy League graduate convicted of raping two women in west London

An Ivy League graduate who befriended his victims earlier than subjecting them to violent sexual assaults has been convicted of rape.

Paulo Kretteis was discovered responsible of two counts of rape and made a risk to kill following a trial at Isleworth Crown Court docket at the moment (Thursday, January 28).

The 22-year-old had beforehand pleaded responsible to 2 counts of assault, inflicting bodily hurt in two separate incidents.

Kretteis, a former Princeton College scholar, had been out along with his rugby teammates when he noticed a 25-year-old lady exterior The Chatsworth bar in Acton within the early hours of the morning on a day in autumn, 2019.

He befriended the sufferer, and after strolling her again to her house in Hammersmith, he requested if she would accompany him to a close-by bus cease.

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As they approached a footbridge, Kretteis grabbed maintain of the girl’s throat and made a risk to kill her.

He pulled at her trousers and hit her face.

At one level she requested if she nonetheless had all of her enamel to which the rapist urged her to smile so he may test earlier than he struck her face once more and orally raped her.

Kretteis tried to say that the individual within the CCTV footage wasn’t him

The sufferer suffered seen accidents to her face and was bleeding earlier than she managed to flee after noticing somebody strolling shut by.

She bumped into the center of the highway, and a taxi driver with passengers stopped and known as the police.

A number of months later police have been known as to an handle within the early hours of Sunday, December 15 after receiving experiences a second lady had been raped and attacked.

The sufferer, 20, was left with bruising on her face and throat and chunk marks.

Clumps of her hair have been additionally discovered on the handle.

In February 2020, outcomes from a forensic investigation recognized Kretteis from the DNA discovered on the jacket that the primary sufferer had left behind within the wrestle, which was dumped in a close-by council bin.

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The Princeton high worn on the evening of the assault

From the CPS, Kate Shilton stated: “Paulo Kretteis charmed his victims and lulled them right into a false sense of safety earlier than finishing up violent sexual assaults.

“The prosecution case included DNA proof, robust witness testimony and CCTV footage which clearly confirmed Kretteis on the scene.

“Throughout police interviews Kretteis claimed the individual pictured within the footage was not him, including that he had by no means styled his hair in a person bun, however his Instagram posts confirmed in any other case.

“The Princeton College high worn by Kretteis on the evening of the assault was additionally discovered at his house handle.

“Sexual offences are a few of the most critical, complicated and traumatic circumstances.

“I need to thank the courageous victims on this case who’ve supported the prosecution, one in all whom even gave proof from abroad by live-link because of present journey restrictions.

“I hope this conviction goes some solution to offering them with a way of closure and encourages different victims of sexual crimes to come back ahead and see their attackers face justice.”

Kretteis might be sentenced ay Isleworth Crown Court docket at a later date.

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