The 3 men were armed with knives and an axe (Credit: Met Police)
They were sentenced at Wood Green Crown Court today (6 April) after being convicted of the offences in February.
24-year-old Edmilson Caimanque, of St. Olaves Road, was found guilty of 2 counts of rape and 2 counts of robbery and will serve an 18 year and a 9 year sentence concurrently.
Adilson Mendes-Namdja-Uare, 23, of Lincoln Road, was found guilty of 2 counts of robbery and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.
27-year-old David Fonseca was convicted of one count of rape and 2 counts of robbery and will serve concurrent sentences of 15 and 9 years.
An investigation was launched after police were called by a nurse at a sexual health clinic in June 2019.
A patient reported that she, and another woman, had been raped at their home in Hackney.
3 men, armed with knives and an axe, broke into the women’s property and sexually assaulted them.
After the attack, the defendants stole £1,250 in cash and a mobile phone.
Detective Sergeant Adam Knott from the Met’s Central East Public Protection unit, said, “These men attacked two women who were sleeping in what should have been the safety of their own home.
“The evidence gathered, during what was an extremely complex and detailed investigation, led to the identification of all three defendants.
“The conviction and subsequent sentencing of these men is testament to the bravery of the two women who were attacked and I commend them for coming forward to report these horrendous crimes.
“The resulting sentence against these dangerous offenders may well have prevented other women from being harmed.”
Anyone who has been a victim of a sexual offence can find specific information on the Met Police’s website.
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