A man who raped a sex worker has today, Wednesday 7 January, been jailed for eight years.
Dwayne Johnson, 28 (28.10.86) of Queensbridge Road E8 had been found guilty on Tuesday, 25 November at Blackfriars Crown Court of raping a 41-year-old woman.
On Monday, 30 June 2014 at 03:00hrs the victim was working in the Shackwell Lane area of Hackney.
She was approached by Johnson on a motorbike and they agreed a price for sex.
Johnson took the victim to a garden at the back of Somerford Grove where he turned violent.
He threatened to harm the victim and intimated he had a knife before anally raping her.
Johnson was identified through DNA recovered from the scene and arrested on Friday, 4 July.
He claimed the anal sex was consensual but was convicted following a six-day trial.
Investigating officer Detective Constable 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. 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.”