A convicted murderer who previously lived in Wandsworth has been found guilty of raping a 14-year-old girl and fathering her child.

Mohammed Fethaullah, 58, was one of four men who were convicted of the kidnapping and murder of his stepmother after her body was dumped in a park in south London and later set on fire.

Fethaullah, formerly of Balham Park Road, alongside David Quarry, Paul Bush and Rupert Alleyne were all convicted of killing Yasmin Aktar, then 35, in 2003.

But the murderer was convicted of the rape of a 14-year-old girl in 1999 following a trial at Inner London Crown Court on May 23.

The victim worked at a grocers store after school in Brixton, Lambeth, which Fethaullah managed, and was waiting to collect her wages following a shift on June 18 that year.

Fethaullah asked her to get him some cigarettes from the front of the shop, to which she obliged, but it was when she finished a drink she had left on an office desk that she then felt unwell and later collapsed.

It is believed her drink was spiked.

After recalling Fethaullah putting her in his car, she said he had driven her to an unknown location before waking up to find him having sex with her in the back seat of the vehicle.

He believes she was unaware of what had happened in her state of unconsciousness and later drove her home.

The victim, who had a boyfriend at the time, later discovered she was pregnant and, despite knowing there was a chance the baby could have been conceived through the rape, decided to have the child and raise it.

The two split up in the early 2000s, when the boy was two, and a DNA test in November 2016 confirmed he was conceived as a result of the rape back in 1999.

The victim’s case was initially reported to Kent Police before being transferred to the Metropolitan Police.

An investigation was launched by Scotland Yard’s child abuse and sexual offences unit (CASO), taking more than two years to bring to court.

Officers had to examine DNA and forensic evidence to “try and piece together” the events of 20 years ago before Fethaullah was convicted.

Detective Sergeant Kendal Moore, the investigating officer, said: “Fethaullah is a dangerous predatory individual who subjected a 14-year-old girl to a terrible ordeal.

“I would like recognition given to the victim, who in such awful circumstances, found the strength to disclose this traumatic event and come forward to the police some 18 years later.

“She has carried the weight of this crime on her shoulders all this time and her bravery is truly commendable.

“I have been proud to lead this investigation and get justice for the victim. My sincere thanks goes out to everyone who has assisted with this case over the last two years. Sexual offenders will be dealt with robustly and this case demonstrates that time is not a bar to achieving justice.

“I would encourage anyone who has been the subject of a sexual assault to contact the police in the knowledge that they will be listened to and supported by a team of people who are there to help them.”

Fethaullah will be sentenced on July 19.