BROTHERS PREYED ON YOUTHS
TWO predatory brothers exploited and sexually abused two vulnerable teenage residents of a care home in West Drayton.
Jason Winskill, 25, of Hatton Grove, West Drayton, and Jamie Chapman, 20, of Hillingdon Road, Uxbridge, were convicted on Thursday last week at Southwark Crown Court of crimes carried out between May and December 2012.
The allegations emerged during an investigation launched in October 2013 by detectives from the Metropolitan Police’s Sexual Exploitation Team, following concerns raised by Hillingdon Council for the welfare of girls at a children’s home it ran in West Drayton.
Jurors heard Winskill befriended the girls, convincing each he was in an exclusive relationship with them.
The 25-year-old groomed them and supplied them with alcohol to enable him to commit the sexual abuse. Younger brother Chapman was responsible for a sexual assault on one of the victims.
On discovering the investigation, Chapman left a voicemail message for one of the victims threatening her with torture and violence if Winskill were to be arrested.
Winskill denied the charges but was convicted of two counts of rape, four counts of sexual activity with a child and one count of attempted rape. He was cleared of three counts of rape and one count of sexual activity.
He admitted being concerned in the supply of cannabis.
Chapman denied, but was convicted, of one count of sexual activity with a child and one count of being concerned in the supply of cannabis.
He had previously admitted one count of witness intimidation.
Three other people were involved in the proceedings.
Ashley Lane, 20, of Rutters Close, West Drayton, admitted being concerned in the supply of cannabis and was acquitted of one count of sexual activity with a child.
Bradley Greeff, 19, of Sipson Road, West Drayton, admitted being concerned in the supply of cannabis and was acquitted of one count of rape of a girl under the age of 16.
A 16-year-old boy from Hillingdon was convicted of one count of being concerned in the supply of cannabis and was acquitted of one count of rape of a girl under the age of 16
All five are due to be sentenced at the same court on Monday, November 3. CLARIFICATION: On the front page of the Gazette last week, in the story ‘Top of tree for many of our green spaces’, we wrote ‘London boroughs with a population of more than 200,000 are judged in the Large City category’.
To clarify, only the boroughs in London which have a population of 200,000 or more come under the ‘Large City’ category.
This is not referring to the population of all London boroughs together, which is more than eight million. We apologise for any confusion caused.
Jason Winskill (left) and Jamie Chapman