Man raped teen as she was on the phone to her boyfriend

Kapil Dogra, pictured, admitted in court that he had been on his way to buy class A drugs when he saw the young woman leaving a railway station

A man who raped an 18-year-old girl after grabbing her while she was on the phone to her boyfriend and dragging her into woodlands has been jailed for 13 years.

Kapil Dogra admitted in court that he had been on his way to buy class A drugs when he saw the young woman leaving a railway station.

Her boyfriend heard the beginnings of the attack and his panicked girlfriend pleading for him to call the police before the line went dead.

The ‘remorseless’ 35-year-old denied one count of rape, two counts of assault of a female by penetration, and one count of causing a female to engage in non-penetrative sexual activity. 

A spokesman for the Crown Prosecution Service said: ‘Dogra grabbed her, placed his hand over her mouth and threatened to stab her before switching off her phone.

‘He then dragged her into a wooded area where he raped and sexually assaulted her. Dogra was later identified by DNA and CCTV footage.’

Dogra, of High Street, Addlestone, Surrey, was convicted at Reading Crown Court following the incident, which took place in Datchet, Berkshire.

He was jailed for 13 years and will be on licence for two years after his release.

A spokesman for Thames Valley Police said: ‘At around 10.20pm on 12 April 2017, Dogra approached his victim, a woman in her late teens, in London Road after she had left Datchet railway station.

‘He grabbed her and took her to a wooded area of land at the junction of Major Farms Road, Ditton Road and London Road where he then raped and sexually assaulted her.

‘Dogra admitted in court that he travelled from Staines to Datchet to buy Class A drugs when he happened across the victim as she left the station

‘Following an investigation by officers, Dogra was arrested on April 18, and was charged the following day.’

Investigating officer Detective Constable Sara Harrison said: ‘At no point during the trial did Dogra show any remorse for the terrible ordeal he put his victim through, which meant the victim had to face her attacker in court

‘The victim has been extremely brave throughout this process and I commend her for standing up to her attacker and I hope his sentence will help her move on.

‘This incident came as a great shock to the community of Datchet and I would like to thank residents for their support during our investigation especially those who came forward as witnesses and those who provided CCTV evidence.’

Adrian Foster, Chief Crown Prosecutor for Thames and Chiltern CPS said: ‘This was a planned, targeted and violent stranger rape committed by a man, who is clearly extremely ruthless, predatory and dangerous.

‘This prosecution would not have been possible without the courage of the victim, who was willing to support proceedings. The physical and emotional impact on her of the abhorrent actions of Dogra is impossible to quantify.

‘I hope that the conviction and today’s sentence will offer her some comfort. Our thoughts are very much with her at this time.’