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Man jailed for 1988 rape after cold case review

A sex attacker who raped a teenage waitress at knifepoint more than 20 years ago has been jailed.

Andrew Riley was 16 when he and an accomplice offered a lift to their 19-year-old victim in Stockwell, south London.

Riley, now 39, of Canning Town, east London, pleaded guilty to rape.

He was also convicted of other offences, including an indecent assault, and was jailed for six years Woolwich Crown Court.

Judge Peter Rook said: "In my view this was a very serious example of rape, carrying with it a number of aggravating factors."

DNA database

The court heard how the two boys both raped the teenager while driving her around in a car during a three-hour ordeal.

The girl escaped by saying that she needed to go to the toilet.

The victim fled to a house where residents alerted police but neither of her attackers could be identified after the attack, in September 1988.

The DNA database allowed officers conducting a cold case review to find him.

The second assailant has never been identified.

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