A ‘PREDATOR’ has been jailed for nine years after raping a girl in his student accommodation.

Kemar Jordan, of Arnold Road, Oxford, met the then 15-year-old on social media and took her back to his house where he raped her.

The 23-year-old was arrested the same day and following a lengthy investigation, which included examining complex digital and forensic evidence, he was charged on January 15 this year.

At Oxford Crown Court on Thursday Jordan was found guilty by an unanimous jury verdict of one count of rape.

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Investigating officer Detective Constable Jamie Macaro, of Oxford CID, said:“This was a lengthy investigation in which forensic evidence was found which helped to bring Jordan to justice.

“Jordan had been trawling social media for his victim, and this was a dreadful offence.

“I would like to praise the victim for coming forward to the police initially, and also for her patience and dignity while we investigated this offence.

“She also had to give evidence during the trial, and I would like to commend her for her courage in doing so.

“Jordan is a predatory offender and will now serve a lengthy spell in prison as a result of this verdict and will also serve a further four years’ on license when his custody concludes.

“I hope that in time, his victim will be able to move on with her life and put this ordeal behind her.”