A Mitcham man who raped and kidnapped a 13-year-old girl has been attacked in prison.

Kadian Nelson, 27, was assaulted after he admitted to kidnap, rape and making a threat to kill at Kingston Crown Court this week. 

As the Wimbledon Times reported previously, Nelson followed the 13-year-old school girl before creeping up behind her and putting one hand over her mouth and another on her head.

The CPS said Nelson also threatened to kill the girl and forced her to walk towards an alleyway in Mitcham during the terrifying incident on November 3.

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He told her to take off her coat and school blazer before sexually assaulting her, then put his own jacket on the victim.

Police were alerted when a woman called 999 saying her daughter had seen a man grab a young girl. The woman and her family were able to intervene and Kadian Nelson was arrested later that day. 

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Kadian Nelson appeared in court on Monday ( April 26) where he pleaded guilty to rape and kidnap. 

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Following unconfirmed reports of Kadian Nelson suffering from life-changing injuries after an attack, we contacted the Ministry of Justice for comment. 

A prison service spokesperson said: “A prisoner was treated in hospital for an injury to his cheek – police are investigating.”

It has been confirmed that he has returned to custody.