Student was raped at Karl Marx's grave

A 31-YEAR-OLD kitchen porter, Glory Kwantreng, was convicted of raping and robbing a teenage French student as she visited the grave of Karl Marx in Highgate cemetery, north London. He was remanded in custody at the Old Bailey for medical reports and will be sentenced next month.

The attack in May came only two months after his release from a six-month sentence for indecently assaulting a 10-year-old girl.

Kwantreng, of Kentish Town, north London, was arrested after a tip-off to a local newspaper, but released after a cursory check of his alibi, which was discovered to be flawed four months later.

Judge Coombe criticised the investigation as lax and ordered that a copy of his remarks should go to the police commissioner.

The girl was about to return to France after working in Britain as a teacher and au pair. Kwantreng dragged her into the undergrowth. She was punched, bitten, threatened with death, raped and robbed.

Kwantreng was arrested a second time for another matter and the student picked him out at an identification parade. Impressions taken of his teeth also matched bite marks on her neck.