A Slough man has been convicted of rape after he attacked a teenager at her home.

Jordan Adewale, 23, of The Greenway, raped a 19-year-old woman at her house in Burnham on February 7, 2017 after she sleepwalked into her kitchen.

She was at home with some guests at around 1am and went to bed shortly afterwards. She then sleepwalked into her kitchen where Adewale proceeded to rape her while she was asleep.

The victim woke up and alerted the other guests in the house, and police were called.

Adewale was arrested at the scene and denied the offence.

But following extensive forensic investigations, evidence proved otherwise and Adewale was subsequently charged with one count of rape on July 24, 2018.

He was found guilty by a majority jury verdict on Friday (April 12) after five-day trial at Reading Crown Court.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Richard Bazeley of the Buckinghamshire Major Crime Hub based at Aylesbury police station, said: “Adewale preyed on a sleeping victim for his own sexual gratification and raped her while she was not conscious.

“He refused to admit his crime to the police or to the courts, despite the evidence against him, and he traumatised his victim not only during the offence, but also by making her go through the ordeal of a trial.

“The jury did not believe him and Adewale was rightly convicted of rape.

“I hope that this conviction gives victims the confidence that they will be believed when reporting such offences and we treat them all seriously. Our officers will always investigate these reports thoroughly.

“I would like to thank the victim for her immense bravery in going through the court process, and extend these thanks to all of the witnesses, who, when called upon, came forward and did the right thing by giving evidence.”

Adewale will be sentenced at Reading Crown Court on April 26.