Yonattan Aroldy Gonzalez Pineda, 33, of no fixed abode, was found guilty on Friday, 26 March, following a joint trial for the grievous bodily harm of a woman in Southwark and the false imprisonment, grievous bodily harm and rape of a woman in Haringey.
Whilst at the bar, Pineda attempted to engage in conversation with the woman, despite her repeatedly stating for him to leave her alone.
Pineda was subsequently arrested on 3 December 2019 and charged by postal requisition on 9 April with grievous bodily harm (GBH).
He remained in custody until he was charged on 6 July 2020 with GBH, false imprisonment and rape.
- Grievous bodily harm –two counts
- False imprisonment
He will be sentenced on 28 May 2021.
“Pineda is highly dangerous individual. He has subjected two women who he formed a relationship with to significant violence and has shown no remorse for his actions. The verdict is welcomed as it sends a clear message that such acts will not be tolerated.
“I would like to thank both victims for coming forward and supporting the police investigation. I hope this conviction goes some way to providing closure for the victims after what must have been a horrific experience.”
Detective Chief Inspector Naomi Edwards, from the Met’s North Area Public Protection Investigations, said: “This unit remains dedicated to protecting the most vulnerable members of our society. I hope this result reassures our local community that sexual assault and violence will not be tolerated in any form. Victims of abuse and sexual violence should feel confident and trust that their local officers will work tirelessly to seek justice and protect those at risk of harm.