DJ from Lewisham jailed for thirteen years for raping “very young” girls

A DJ and part-time builder from Lewisham has been sentenced to 13 years in prison after admitting nine sexual offences.

Paul Francis, 46, preyed on two victims who were previously known to him. Police said they were raped over a period of years, and that the attacks began at a very young age.

“Police were made aware of the offences in September 2016 following disclosures from one of the girls to her school,” said the Met.

“Officers also spoke with the younger girl who initially would not say anything, but wrote a short note and did a drawing explaining what Francis did to her.

“Investigators established that Francis worked as a part-time builder and also as a DJ at parties and private functions, mainly in the Lewisham area.”

And Police Constable Bruce Upson of the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command added: “It is possible that other victims have been raped or sexually assaulted by Francis, and I would urge them to contact police.

“I also hope that other victims will be able to draw upon the courage of these two girls and come forward to speak to police. You will be dealt with sensitively by specialist police officers who will support you through the process of giving evidence to police and bringing offenders to justice.”

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