Jail for Oxford man who raped child when he was in his teens

A rapist’s supporter shouted ‘you lot are d***heads’ from the public gallery as a judge jailed his friend for four-and-a-half years. 

Clayton Moiloa, 27, had denied raping the girl, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, when he was in his early teens in the late 2000s.

But jurors at Oxford Crown Court found him guilty of two counts of rape in January. He was acquitted of other, similar, charges.

On Monday, as Judge Maria Lamb told Moiloa ‘you are a sex offender’ and would remain on the sex offender register for the rest of his life, a man in the public gallery was heard to snort and repeat ‘he’s not’. 

“All you lot are d***heads,” he said. 

“He’s not a sex offender. He’s not.”  

During the trial, jurors heard that the victim initially told a friend with whom she played computer games online about Moiloa’s assaults. 

Her mother spoke to her in 2016 about going to the police, but it wasn’t until after she disclosed the assaults to a support worker in November 2019 that detectives became involved.

The girl was said to have suffered flashbacks to what happened.

Sentencing Moiloa to four-and-a-half years’ imprisonment

Moiloa, now of HMP Bullingdon but formerly of Oxford, was made subject to indefinite sexual harm prevention and restraining orders limiting his access to children and banning him from contacting his victim.