Girl, 13, fell to death as she tried to make boy delete sex tape from his phone


A 13-year-old girl slipped and fell to her death while she was begging a boy to delete a sex tape of her on his mobile phone, an inquest was told.

Chevonea Kendall-Bryan plunged 60ft from her bedroom window in Battersea in what the coroner described as a 'ghastly accident' because she was trying to get the teenage boy to remove footage of her being abused.

Coroner Bernard Richmond QC told Westminster coroner's court that he believed Chevonea was leaning out of the window to convince the boy, known as E6, that she would jump if he did not erase the mobile phone footage but that she never intended to follow her threat through.

The inquest previously heard that Chevonea, who self-harmed, was the victim of school bullying. Her mother Amanda Kendall said her daughter had been upset as a result of the bullying, which started when she was in year eight, when she was slapped and pushed by other pupils.

She said her daughter had been abused and filmed at a party.

She said: "I was called into the school. Chevonea went to a party, there was some sexual activity. She had gone to a party with a friend. They left and were walking and her friend was with her boyfriend and another boy.

"Her friend went in a block of flats with her boyfriend. Chevonea was left with the other boy. She felt like she had to do it. He forced her to do it because she didn't know what would happen if she didn't do it."

The court heard how Chevonea suffered cardiac arrest after the fall and died from severe injuries to the brain.

The inquest was adjourned and will reconvene for the verdict this week.

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