Victim's tears as sex beast caged
PUBLISHED: 18:18 16 October 2009 | UPDATED: 09:21 12 August 2010
THE victim of a sexual assault burst into tears as her attacker was recommended for deportation to his native Sierra Leone by a judge. Gabrielle Browne
THE victim of a sexual assault burst into tears as her attacker was recommended for deportation to his native Sierra Leone by a judge.
Gabrielle Browne, 44, said she had gone through "six years of blood, sweat and everything else" since Mohammed Kendeh attacked her in a park in Camberwell.
Kendeh was jailed for four years after dragging her into the bushes and attempting to rape her in 2003.
But days after his release, in July this year, he attacked another woman in Penge despite Mrs Browne's desperate pleas for his deportation.
Brave Mrs Browne, who waived her right to anonymity, watched from the public gallery at Croydon Crown Court today (October 16) as serial offender Kendeh, 22, from the Beckenham area, was sentenced to five-and-a half years for robbery.
She wept in relief as Judge Simon Pratt added weight to the UK Border Agency's case for deportation warning him that an appeal to expel him could be reopened.
Judge Pratt told him: "Your continued presence here as contrary to this country's interests and for what it's worth I recommend your deportation is and when the immigration service has dealt with you.
"You are 22, you have an appalling record for sexual assault on lone females. There is a risk of you causing serious harm to others."
This comes just two years after Sir Henry Hodge, the UK's leading immigration judge, ruled out deportation despite the Home Office stating that he had a high chance of re-offending.
He reasoned that it would breach Kendeh's human rights to have a family life.
Outside court, Mrs Browne, told the Times: "I believe he should be deported to protect any other women in the UK from being raped, robbed or indeed killed. He has made threats to kill. It's absolutely the right result.
"My fight for justice is to get him removed from the UK. He has shown no respect for the courts. Every time he is re-released he re-offends. He targets vulnerable lone women who are out and about in the parks and open spaces. Their right to freedom should be more important than his right to life in the UK."
Mrs Browne had been training for the London marathon in March 2003 when Kendeh attacked her.
He dragged her into bushes as she was jogging and attempted to rape her.
Reliving the nightmare, she said: "He stopped me under the pretence of asking me the time. He put his right arm around my shoulder and then my neck. I blacked out. He dragged me 200 yards along the floor although I have no recollection of being dragged. When I came to he had his head against my chest and was focusing on removing my lower clothing.
"It was terrifying having his right arm go around your throat and not knowing what is going to happen next. It has been six-and-a-half years of blood, sweat and everything else.
"The judge's recommendation of deportation is the strongest that could have come out of court today."
Days after his release in July this year, Kendeh robbed and punched a woman stealing her mobile phone and leaving her trembling curled up in a ball at the scene of the assault in Thayers Farm Road, Penge.
He was arrested the same day and charged on July 17 and pleaded guilty to robbery on September 21.
His extensive list of previous convictions dates back to 2002 and includes six indecent assaults, a rape, burglary, assaults, dishonesty and car theft.
He made a habit of targeting lone women who on two occasions had their young children with them when he sexually assaulted them.