Man guilty of raping a woman and a 14 year old girl

Colin Anthony Blake

A man who raped two women, including one who was 14 years old at the time of the attack, has been found guilty at Snaresbrook Crown Court.

Colin Anthony Blake, 52, of Ascot Road, Watford was on 24th May 2013 found guilty of two counts of raping a woman, then aged 26, at an address in Woodford Green on 10th March 2012.

Blake was found guilty at an earlier trial of raping and sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl at addresses in Hackney in September 2010.

He will be sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court on 21st June.

The court heard how Blake raped the two women, who were not known to each other, after gaining their confidence.

In 2010, Blake was in a relationship with the mother of his 14-year-old victim. On 3rd September of that year, Blake called the girl and arranged to meet with her on the pretence of buying her new school uniform. Instead, Blake drove the girl to an address in Hackney before raping her and driving her back to a relative’s address. He told the victim not to tell anyone about the incident.

Later that same month, Blake was staying at the victim’s address with her mother. During the night of 19th September, the victim awoke in her bed to find Blake in her room touching her.

In March 2012 Blake had started relationship with a 26-year-old woman. On the night of 10th March, he called the woman and said he was going to take her for a night out. On arriving at the victim’s address, Blake asked if he could come in while the victim got ready. Blake then began to demand sex, which the victim declined. However, Blake forced the victim into the bedroom before raping her twice during the course of the night.

Blake was arrested and charged with the rape on 13th March 2012. He was subsequently charged with the rape and sexual assault of the 14-year-old girl on 9th August 2012.

Detective Constable Dal Riyat from the Metropolitan Police Service’s Sapphire Command, led the investigation. She said: “Colin Blake is a dangerous and predatory rapist who gained the confidence of his victims before attacking them.

“He has shown no remorse for the pain and suffering he has inflicted on these women. I hope the fact that he has been found guilty will go some way to gaining closure for his victims.”