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Who is Francis Mukendi ?
Using knives and a hammer to terrorize women between the ages of 20 and 32, Francis Mukendi, 27, forced his victims on doorsteps and communal stairs to perform s*xual acts on him.
The rapper who goes by the name ‘Raver Artist’ ambushed women as they walked home alone at night in the Camden area between September 2017 and December 2019.
Wood Green Crown Court was told how Mukendi assaulted her first victim in September 2017 by waiting for her by a door, telling her to kneel and plunging a knife into her neck.
The woman described feeling terrified when she was forced to perform oral s*x on Mukendi as he pressed a knife to her throat before her roommate opened the door to her house and scared the ‘door rapist’ ‘.
When an image of a suspect was released to the media, he turned himself in on December 21, 2020, hoping the police would remove him from the investigation.
But Mukendi was found guilty of four counts of rape, three counts of attempted rape, two counts of s*xual assault and four counts of possession of a sharp item by a jury at Wood Green Crown Court after denying he was the ‘door rapist’. ‘.
He did admit possession of an extreme pornographic image in connection with a video found on his MacBook.
Mukendi turned himself in to the police on December 21, 2020 after a CCTV image of the suspect was released to the media.
Judge Andrew Holmes told the court how Mukendi assaulted his first victim in September 2017.
The female victim entered the hallway of her apartment block and when she turned to close the door she saw a man standing in the doorway.
“He told her to kneel down,” Justice Holmes said.
She said no, but she got off. She asked, why are you doing this?
She put a knife to her neck. She thought she had come from her back pocket. She had a long curved blade.
The woman herself described feeling terrified when she was forced to perform oral s*x on her friend while he pressed a knife to her throat.
When her roommate got home, the attacker ran away.
Police later searched Mukendi’s apartment and found a MacBook under her bed.
They rummaged through the trash can for the laptop and retrieved a video clip of a woman crying while being raped in a hallway.
A police information systems expert said the video’s metadata showed it was recorded on September 21, 2017 at 00:33 a.m.
Internet history showed that it had been downloaded to the laptop on November 5, 2018.
The jury was shown a music video that Mukendi had made under the name Raver Artist in which he is waving guns. In the picture: one of Mukendi’s music videos as Raver Artist
She then forced her to perform a s*xual act.
Mukendi claimed that she was in the Camden area selling drugs, selling up to 60 packages of cocaine a night.
A zombie knife and a security knife believed to have been used in her attacks were also recovered from her home.
The jury was shown a music video that Mukendi had made under the name Raver Artist in which she waves guns.
He said that he only used the knives because they look cool and said that he has never taken them out of the house as he is well known and respected in Islington.
In a statement he prepared before turning himself in at Mukendi, off Finsbury Park Road, he said: ‘I did not commit this rape. I did not see any violations and was not aware of any violations.
“I did not know that any crime had been committed until I was mentioned in a newspaper article.
“Sometimes I frequent the area to see friends and I also used to see my ex-girlfriend there.”
He denied all charges, including four counts of rape, three counts of attempted rape, two counts of s*xual assault and four counts of possession of a bladed object.
He admitted possession of an extreme pornographic image in connection with the video found on his MacBook.
Detective Constable Stacey Smith, from Central North BCU, said: ‘Mukendi is an extremely dangerous criminal who attacked these women as they were walking home alone in the dark.
He waited for the most opportune moment before launching his attacks.
‘His actions of his have left these women traumatized by what has happened to them.
‘I would like to thank you for coming forward and supporting the police investigation; also for providing crucial evidence that led to this conviction and has ensured that Mukendi cannot subject anyone else to such horrific attacks.”
Mukendi will be sentenced on a date to be confirmed.
Francis Mukendi Quick and Facts
- Francis Mukendi, 27, forced terrified female victims to perform s*x acts on him
- The serial rapist carried out crimes against six young woman from 2017 to 2019
- A London court found him guilty of four counts of rape, three of attempted rape
- And on two counts of s*xual assault and four of possession of a bladed article