Sex worker rapist jailed

Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson - Credit: Archant

A man who raped a sex worker has been jailed for eight years.

Dwayne Johnson, 28, of Glenarm Road, Lower Clapton, agreed a price for sex with the woman at 3am on Monday June 30 2014 while she was working in East London.

Johnson took the victim on his motorbike to a garden at the back of Somerford Grove, Dalston, where he turned violent.

He threatened to harm her and intimated he had a knife before anally raping her.

Johnson was identified through DNA recovered from the scene and arrested on July 4.


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He claimed the anal sex was consensual but was convicted on Tuesday, 25 November at Blackfriars Crown Court following a six-day trial, and was sentenced on Wednesday January 7.

Investigating officer DC Jane Tunnicliff, from the Met’s sexual offences, exploitation and child abuse command, said: “Johnson violently assaulted and overpowered the victim by threatening to use a knife to harm her.

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“I praise the victim for her courage and bravery in coming forward - it has been an incredibly stressful and traumatic time for her - and I am pleased that Johnson has now been jailed.

“I would encourage other victims of this type of crime to come forward, whatever their circumstances.”

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