Teen to face trial next year for the alleged rape of 11-year-old girl

First published in News Enfield Independent: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

A teenager accused of raping an 11-year-old girl in an Enfield park will face trial next year.

Opemipo Jaji, 18, of Osward Place, Edmonton, appeared at the Old Bailey via video link from prison , charged with the rape and attempted rape of a girl under 13.

A provisional trial date of April 10 was set by the judge, with a plea and case management hearing due to take place on January 31 next year.

The victim was walking home from school after getting off a bus in Bury Street on Friday November 23 when she was attacked and dragged into Jubilee Park, in Lower Edmonton, and raped.

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