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Waltham Abbey teenager convicted of rape and sexual assaults
1:47pm Friday 27th September 2013 in News
A teenager has been found guilty of raping a young girl.
Cameron Smith, 18, of Broadley Terrace in Waltham Abbey, has been told he faces a “significant jail term” following the conviction yesterday.
A jury of six men and six women at Chelmsford Crown Court took 13 hours to find Smith guilty of six of nine sex offences against a girl under 16, including two counts of rape.
During the trial jurors heard a mobile phone recording made by the girl in which she repeatedly asked Smith to leave.
The jury was told that the recording was made after he had carried out a number of sexual assaults on her.
During the hearing Diana Pigot, prosecuting, said the victim described herself as being “like his puppet on a string”.
"On 21 September, 2011, she told him she didn't want things like that to happen to and she told him to stop on a number of occasions,” said Miss Pigot.
"She recorded on her mobile phone what was happening for one and a half minutes and repeated: 'I want you to go,' and 'get out.'"
However, Miss Pigot said that instead of going Smith urged the girl to do more things.
Judge David Turner QC remanded Smith him in custody for sentencing on November 15, but he warned : "He's facing a significant sentence. This is obviously a grave offence. I need to know more about him. It’s a very sad, sad situation. He's so young."
Smith, who previously claimed he was too "stoned and suicidal" to carry out the attacks, repeatedly shook his head as the jury delivered its verdict.
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