February 2023

Child rapist who preyed on victim for 18 months jailed

A sexual deviant has been jailed after subjecting a female child aged under 13 to a horrific campaign of sexual abuse over the course of 18 months.

Dylan Alfie Cullen, 19, was jailed for nine and a half years at Harrow Crown Court on Thursday after pleading guilty to raping a female child under the age of 13.

He had also pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault and two counts of encouraging a child to engage in sexual activity.

Cullen carried out his offending over a period of 18 months between September 2020 and March 2022. The girl he abused was known to him.

Police arrested Cullen at an address in Kingston-upon-Thames on March last year after receving a distressed phone call from the victim’s family.