Calculating rapist followed victim off bus and through park before 'savage attack'

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Khadim Drame faces jail after pleading guilty to raping a woman in a park in Birmingham. (SWNS)
Khadim Drame faces jail after pleading guilty to raping a woman in a park in Birmingham. (SWNS)

A man who followed a woman off a bus before raping her in a park is facing jail after admitting the attack on the second day of his trial.

Khadim Drame, 20, stalked his victim as she made her way home from her boyfriend's house in Aston, Birmingham, just after 11pm on 15 March last year.

Birmingham Crown Court heard how Drame approached the woman in the street on Witton Lane, near Aston Villa's football stadium, and offered to pay her money for sex.

The victim, aged in her 40s, told him to leave her alone and crossed the street and through a nearby park in an effort to avoid him.

Khadim Drame pleaded guilty at Birmingham Crown Court. (Geograph)
Khadim Drame pleaded guilty at Birmingham Crown Court. (Geograph)

But Drame, who was aged 18 at the time, gave chase and grabbed her from behind before raping her.

The distraught woman made her way home nearby after the harrowing attack and immediately called police.

Detectives examined CCTV of the area which showed the victim being approached by Drame and her efforts to reject and avoid him.

Bus camera footage also showed that Drame had been a passenger on the bus with a group of friends prior to his attack.

Further CCTV showed Drame making his way back to his home in Norris Road after the attack, where he was arrested five days later and charged.

Drame today admitted rape on the second day of his trial, in the face of overwhelming evidence including a DNA match.

Khadim Drame admitted rape on the second day of his trial, in the face of overwhelming evidence including a DNA match. (SWNS)
Khadim Drame admitted rape on the second day of his trial, in the face of overwhelming evidence including a DNA match. (SWNS)

Sergeant Louise Wooff, of West Midlands Police, said: “This savage attack has had a devastating impact on the victim.

“The fact that Drame saw her on the bus and followed her shows a chilling amount of premeditation.

“I commend her bravery in reliving her experience at the impending trial. I hope Drame’s admission brings her some sense of justice."

Drame will be sentenced on 9 June.

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