Two "predatory" men who raped a 16-year-old girl after coercing her into a car have been jailed. 

Adilson Domingos, 42, and Baxton Atenis, 29, approached the teenage girl when she was out with a friend in central London on July 11, 2021. 

They coerced her to get in a car then drove her to Atenis’ address on Hanover Road, Tottenham, where they both raped her.

The young victim managed to leave the house in the early hours of the following morning and phoned police. 

She provided important details to assist police including a description of the car they drove, the address they took her to and Atenis’ number. 

Atenis was arrested first before police identified and arrested Domingos, of Damask Crescent in West Ham, through a social media profile. 

Following a three-week trial at Wood Green Crown Court in February both men were both found guilty of rape. 

On Monday (July 1) Atenis was jailed for 13 years while Domingos was jailed for 12. 

Detective Constable Daniella Biggins, who led the investigation, said: “Domingos and Atenis are highly dangerous, predatory individuals who targeted a young girl and isolated her from her friends before raping her. 

“With the support of her wonderful family and friends, the victim showed immense courage and bravery in supporting a police investigation. I would like to personally thank her for the strength she has shown, and also to the witnesses who provided evidence. 

“I can only hope the conviction goes some way to providing closure to the victim after what was a horrific experience, whilst also being a part of keeping these dangerous individuals off the streets. 

“I would encourage anyone who is victim or witness to sexual assault, to contact police. You will be listened to and specially trained officers will support you through any criminal investigation. 

“There is zero tolerance for such serious offences and this conviction serves as a reminder that those who commit such horrific offences will be found and put before the courts to face justice.”