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.

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.”