|Christian Acheampong and Ransford Buabeng|
By: Wayne Morin WorldWideWeirdNews.com
Two men were arrested after they were accused of plying a teenage girl with alcohol and raping her, according to police in the United Kingdom.
Now, 40-year-old Christian Acheampong of Duke Street in Rugby, and 31-year-old Ransford Buabeng of Morris Close in Rugby, were found guilty of rape at the Warwick Crown Court.
Acheampong was found guilty of one count of rape of a 15-year-old girl and was sentenced to 15 years in prison with a 5 year extended sentence.
He was also found guilty of one count of rape of a 16-year-old girl in a separate incident and sentenced to 12 years in prison, to run concurrently.
Buabeng was found guilty of one count of rape of a 15-year-old girl and sentenced to 10 years in prison in his absence after failing to arrive in court.
"In relation to the offense committed by both Acheampong and Buabeng, the 15-year-old victim was clearly targeted because of her age, plied with alcohol, and subjected to a degrading attack. Later, Acheampong struck again, raping another young girl he had made vulnerable through alcohol.
"Buabeng was charged and given bail, but stopped complying with his conditions and is believed to have left the area. The trial was heard in his absence and he has been found guilty.
“We are actively continuing to try and locate Buabeng, and are following a number of leads that have been generated from a previous wanted appeal,” Detective Sergeant Gareth Unett of Warwickshire Police said.
Both men were ordered to register as sex offenders for life.