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Broadchurch's Nyakeh Kpaka jailed for sexual assault

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Broadchurch's Nyakeh Kpaka jailed for sexual assault

Broadchurch's Nyakeh Kpaka has been jailed for eight years for sexual assault.

The 26-year-old actor was described as "a dangerous sexual predator" at Woolwich Crown Court in London on Tuesday (25.10.16) after he was found guilty of attacking two women on two separate occasions as they slept at house parties in London.

Detective Constable Peter Thompson, from the Met's sexual offences, exploitation and child abuse command, told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Kpaka is a dangerous sexual predator who has attacked vulnerable lone women whilst they were sleeping in bed at two different house parties.

"Thankfully he has now been caught and convicted and is serving a prison sentence. I would like to take this opportunity to thank those present at the parties who came to the assistance of the victims and the victims themselves who showed a great degree of courage to report these offences and give evidence against Kpaka."

Nyakeh - who uses the acting name Nakay Kpaka - climbed into bed at a party in Blackheath, south east London, in May 2015 and attacked a woman twice.

He was arrested after she ran screaming from the room but he was later bailed after insisting the sexual intercourse was consensual.

However, he was remanded in custody after a second victim came forward with similar allegations from a party in Finsbury Park, north London, in December 2014.

According to the Met police, neither victim knew their attacker before the party.

Nyakeh - who has also appeared on 'Grantchester' - was found guilty of three counts of sexual assault by penetration and given five years in jail for the two offences in 2015 and a further three years for the single offence the year before.