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

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

A MAN jailed for throwing a six-year-old boy off the Tate Modern has been accused of raping an inmate in the prison showers.

Jonty Bravery, 20, was arrested at Belmarsh prison, South East London.

His alleged victim, in his 30s, is said to have told another inmate, who alerted prison officials.

A source said: “Cops from Scotland Yard went into the prison on Thursday and arrested Jonty. He was quizzed for hours.”

Bravery was 17 when he hurled a French tourist from the Tate’s 10th-floor viewing platform in central London. He got a life sentence, minimum 15 years, for the August 2019 crime.

Jonty Bravery threw a six-year-old French boy from the 10th floor of the Tate Modern
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The attack left the boy with a brain bleed and fractured spine.

His identity has never been revealed but his family gives updates as he attempts to overcome his life-changing injuries.

They have previously told of his struggles to walk, eat and remember.

Last month they revealed their “little knight” – now eight – had returned to school.

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Bravery, who is autistic, told police he had planned the art gallery attack to prove he had a mental illness. He also said he wanted to “be on the news”.

Of the jail allegation, 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.”

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