A “wicked” man has been discovered responsible of robberies and intercourse assaults, together with rape, on lone women he targeted as they headed house at night time throughout east London.
Abdallah Baballah, 25, targeted 5 women who he didn’t know throughout 11 days in July 2019.
He attacked three of the victims after they acquired off the N15 bus in Plaistow, Dagenham and East Ham.
The former Barking and Dagenham College pupil was discovered responsible immediately (May 6) of 9 counts together with rape, tried rape and theft following a trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court.
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Baballah, of no mounted tackle, had beforehand pleaded responsible to 5 different counts, together with assault occasioning precise bodily hurt and rape.
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Karen Phillips, from the Crown Prosecution Service, mentioned: “This violent and wicked man has at each flip tried to divert accountability away from himself by callously claiming that many of those encounters had been consensual. They weren’t.”
The first assault was in Plaistow at round 2.30am on July 1, 2019.
Baballah adopted a lady off the N15 bus.
He mentioned: “Give me your cellphone or I’ll stab you,” earlier than dragging her to a residential avenue and raping her 3 times.
He additionally stole money from her pockets.
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Baballah attacked two extra women in Leyton on July 6, the second of whom he robbed of her cellphone and ring earlier than raping her.
She managed to run to a close-by home to get assist.
He targeted a fourth girl at round 3am on July 8 as she acquired off the N15 bus in Dagenham.
He chased her earlier than demanding her cellphone and violently attacking her.
He ran off together with her bag and cellphone; the handset was recovered on him upon arrest.
The last sufferer was attacked after she acquired off the N15 bus in East Ham in the early hours of July 11.
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Baballah dragged her right into a facet street to assault her, however she managed to struggle him off, breaking free to run to a member of the general public who had come out of his home upon listening to the commotion. Baballah stole her bag and cellphone throughout the assault.
He was arrested on July 25, 2019 after cops noticed him round East Ham the place he had attacked the girl two weeks earlier than.
Ms Phillips mentioned: “The prosecution case included sturdy proof from the victims, CCTV footage and forensic proof – together with Baballah’s personal thumbprint on a cell phone he had returned to a sufferer after brutally raping her.
“Baballah targeted women on their manner house and in most instances, threatened them with bodily violence except they carried out sexual acts.”
She paid tribute to the 5 “immensely courageous” women, including: “They totally supported this prosecution and advised the court docket and jury in regards to the violence inflicted upon them.
“As a results of their braveness, a harmful man is now not on the streets.
“I hope that his conviction supplies them with some sense of consolation and permits them to maneuver on with their lives.”
Phone data introduced throughout the trial confirmed Baballah had looked for articles about serial rapist Joseph McCann.
The CPS mentioned Baballah had additionally used the search time period “man raped two women in east London” to view details about his personal crimes.
He had additionally searched and considered quite a few pornographic movies.
He might be sentenced on July 30.