Man who threw boy off Tate Modern now accused of raping inmate in prison showers

A man who was jailed for life after dropping a six-year-old boy from the viewing platform of the Tate Modern is now accused of raping an inmate in the showers.

Jonty Bravery, 20, is alleged to have raped a prisoner in his 30s in the showers at Belmarsh prison in South East London.

He has now been arrested after his victim told another inmate, who then alerted prison officers to the alleged incident.

As reported by The Mirror, a source told the paper: “Cops from Scotland Yard went into the prison on Thursday and arrested Jonty. He was quizzed for hours.”

The Met Police said: “A man in his 20s was arrested on suspicion of rape and taken to a South London police station. He was released on bail back into the custody of the prison. Enquiries are ongoing.”

A Prison Service spokesman said: “We are working closely with the police investigation.”

Bravery, who is autistic, was 17 when he left a six-year-old French boy with life-changing injuries in August 2019.

He threw the young tourist from the 10th floor of the Tate in central London.

Bravery was handed a life sentence with a minimum 15 years for the crime.

He told police he had planned the art gallery attack in order to prove his mental illness and because he wanted to “be on the news”.

The boy was left with a brain bleed and fractured spine following injuries sustained from being thrown.

His family have never revealed his identity but have given updates on his progress in overcoming the life-changing injuries.

The family have previously spoken of the boy’s struggles to walk, eat and remember but last month revealed that the now eight-year-old had returned to school.

In a joint statement, his parents said: “Concerning our 'little knight' more directly, his test at school went very well: His stay was very secure, he was happy to go.

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"To our relief, not only was the teacher happy with him, but she told us that school was not just a way to socialise him: She found that he was able to learn a little. Phew! It's always good to hear it said by a professional, even if as parents we were already convinced that was the case.

"We are so impatiently waiting for the next school year."

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