These are the London rapists who have been put behind bars so far this year.
One man followed his victim to a home before repeatedly attacking her, while another hit his victim over the head with a hammer before subjecting her to rape.
Their victims will undoubtedly never forget what these vile individuals did during these awful attacks, but hopefully they will feel some sense of relief at them being brought to justice.
Here are the 22 rapists who have been found guilty and locked up in London so far in 2019.
Serban Scinteianu, 31, was jailed for raping an 18-year-old woman three times in Brixton.
The Romanian national, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to 10 years in prison at Inner London Crown Court on October 3 after pleading guilty to three counts of rape.
The court heard that the victim had left work at a pub at around 4.30am on June 2 and was walking along Somerleyton Road.
She was followed by Scinteianu into a residential building.
He stood near her and stared at her, before attacking her as she made her way to the stairs.
Scinteianu ignored her repeated pleas to stop and she was only able to escape when she convinced him to let her leave to get a drink.
She fled, followed by Scinteianu, and made her way to a busy area where she approached a member of the public and told them what had happened.
They directed her to nearby Brixton Police Station and assured the victim he would stop Scinteianu if he tried to follow.
Officers returned to the scene and found Scinteianu asleep on a mattress around the back of the residential building in which the victim had been attacked.
The violent offender who hit his victim over the head with a hammer and raped her was jailed for 13 years.
Ryan Bruce, of Howard Road, Stoke Newington, previously pleaded guilty to two counts of rape and was sentenced to 13 years, with four years extended licence, at Wood Green Crown Court on October 21.
Bruce, 26, arranged for the victim, who he found online, to visit him at his grandmother’s house in Bethnal Green on the evening of March 13.
The house was vacant and Bruce was using the address without the his grandmother’s knowledge or permission.
The victim, aged in her 30s, arrived at approximately 11pm. Bruce invited her in and took her to an upstairs bedroom.
The woman went to take her shoes off, and as she bent down, Bruce struck her several times over the head with a hammer causing a laceration that later required stitches.
The victim thought she was being robbed, and offered him her money.
The assault was interrupted by Bruce’s cousin who let herself into the house to collect their grandmother’s post. She heard the victim crying, and Bruce shouted at her to get out of the house.
She did so and called her parents, who arrived minutes later. They found Bruce on the landing brandishing the hammer. After a scuffle, they managed to retrieve the hammer and called the police.
Sick Simon Owoade contacted a 12-year-old girl on a social media messaging site and persuaded her to meet him on a number of occasions before he sexually assaulted her in car parks and hotels.
It only stopped when the victim’s parents became suspicious.
The former Met Police employee was jailed for nine years and 10 months on January 17 after he admitted to raping the young girl.
Police fear there could be more victims, after it emerged he volunteered at a number of charities, and officers urge anyone who was attacked by this predator to come forward.
Harrow Crown Court heard how Owoade, from St Anselms Road in Hayes , groomed his victim online.
Making first contact in June 2017, the child rapist managed to convince the girl to meet him a number of times over the following weeks for sex in London and Potters Bar, Hertfordshire.
Owoade would lure her to car parks and hotels where he would rape the girl. The twisted 50-year-old also made the young girl watch pornography before insisting she take similar photos of herself.
The victim ended contact with Owoade that July but after nine months the former police community support officer (PCSO) contacted her again, in April 2018, saying he “missed her”.
From then the Hillingdon volunteer picked up where he left off, meeting and abusing her a number of times.
Finally, on May 18, the parents of Owoade’s victim finally realised what was happening and called police.
Child rapist Michael Paule spent three years sexually abusing a girl under the age of 10 at an address in Dagenham in the late 1980s and early 90s.
His victim was finally able to report the historic sex abuse to police in November 2016 and the following September, he was arrested and brought in for questioning.
The 66-year-old denied all allegations but was eventually charged on July 7, 2018.
The St George’s Road, Dagenham resident was sentenced on February 15 at Snaresbrook Crown Court to 10 years in prison for four counts of historic rape of a female under the age of 16-years-old and three counts of indecent assault on a girl under the age of 14 years old.
This sick South London paedophile sexually abused a young boy and warned him not to tell anyone.
Alan Starling, of Chaldon Way, in Coulsdon , befriended his victim’s parents and over a long period of time groomed him.
The 47-year-old sexually abused the young boy, and the sick acts were only discovered when he was 13-years-old.
Starling was jailed for nine-and-a-half years.
The paedophile pleaded guilty to 12 counts of child abuse at Croydon Crown Court on February 13.
It was heard in court that Starling befriended the victim’s parents many years ago and over a long period of time groomed the boy.
On Saturday, July 27, 2018, police were notified that text messages had been found on a spare family phone that had been used by the child. The messages suggested Starling had been sexually abusing the boy.
The victim confirmed to officers that Starling had carried out sex attacks on him and he was told by him not to tell anyone.
Starling was arrested on the same day and gave a no comment interview, making a written statement denying the allegations.
A paedophile who preyed on a “vulnerable” girl in West London and said she was lying was jailed.
Dangerous predator Michael Shaw, 69, groomed his victim when she was in her early teens and got her to meet him at a home in West London.
The abuse started when Shaw would tickle the victim, before sexually assaulting her.
Shaw, of Stable Close, in Northolt , Ealing , was found guilty by a jury at Isleworth Crown Court of:
– Three counts of sexual activity with a child under 16
– Three counts of causing or inciting a child under 16 to engage in sexual activity
– One count of oral rape
These horrific sex attacks took place in the early 2000s.
The victim reported the sexual abuse to police in June 2017. Upon his arrest, Shaw said: “It’s not true.”
Shaw was jailed for 14 years on March 11.
A paedophile and rapist who sexually abused two children, one while on weekend leave from prison, was jailed.
53-year-old Roy McKechnie, of Goldsmith Road in Peckham , was found guilty of committing 12 sex offences in the 1990s and 2000s, including three counts of rape of a child under the age of 16.
Despite insisting on his innocence and claiming he could not have committed one offence at a house in Sydenham because he was in jail at the time, McKechnie was found guilty at Croydon Crown Court on February 21.
Checks revealed he had been granted weekend leave from prison at the time of the offence.
McKechnie was brought to justice thanks to the bravery of his two victims, who both came forward in late 2016.
In October of that year, a woman now aged in her 30s reported sexual assault she suffered at a house in Sydenham in January 1992, when she was in her early teens. McKechnie had been known to the girl.
As officers began to investigate the incident, another woman came forward just two months later, in December 2016.
Aged in her 20s but in her early teens at the time of the abuse, she alleged McKechnie, who was known to her family, had raped and sexually assaulted her on numerous occasions between 2003 and 2004.
McKechnie was charged – and eventually found guilty of – three counts of rape, eight counts of engaging in sexual activity with a child and one count of indecent assault.
McKechnie was sentenced to total of 19 years in prison at Croydon Crown Court on March 29.
Mohammed Awais’ victim got into his car because she believed he was an Uber driver.
At around 12.30am on October 20, 2018 the 28-year-old woman had been out with friends in the Dalston area when she ordered a cab on the app.
A white Toyota Auris arrived at her location and she got in the back, believing it to be her cab.
When she voiced her suspicion after the driver did not appear to know where he was supposed to be going, he locked the doors and sped up.
The terrified victim was driven to a dimly-lit alleyway in East Ham where she was raped by Awais.
After the attack, he robbed the victim of her possessions – including her phone, cash and a laptop – and ordered her to get out of the car.
He then drove away.
The victim fled and ran as far as she could, hiding in the front garden of a residential property to ensure her attacker was not in pursuit.
She was then able to alert two members of the public in the street who called police.
An investigation was launched and Awais was identified as driving the vehicle by another man.
He was arrested on October 24 at his home in East Ham. Awais was identified by a witness at an ID parade and was further linked to the crime by forensic evidence.
Awais, 28, pleaded guilty to rape, assault by penetration, kidnap, robbery, driving whilst disqualified and driving without insurance at Snaresbrook Crown Court last year.
On January 10, Awais, of Wellstead Road, was sentenced to nine years and four months’ imprisonment.
This man was sentenced to 12 years in jail after pleading guilty to raping a woman at knifepoint.
Peter Hall, 58, pleaded guilty to the rape at Snaresbrook Crown Court on January 11 and was sentenced at the same court on April 12.
Hall carried out the attack 30 years ago in Beckenham on October 12, 1986. A 19-year-old woman was walking along Worsley Bridge Road after a night out at the cinema when Hall grabbed her from behind.
He held a knife to her throat and forced her to walk to a secluded area before raping her. After the attack, Hall left the scene and the woman ran home to raise the alarm.
An investigation was launched by police but, despite extensive enquiries, no suspect could be identified. However, clothing which contained DNA samples were recovered from the scene and stored – this would prove crucial to conclusion of this case.
In 2004, Hall, then using the alias Carl Oates, was arrested in connection with outstanding burglary offences at Stansted Airport. As part of that arrest his DNA was taken and uploaded to the National DNA database.
A routine cold case review of the rape case was undertaken in 2011. Part of this consisted of re-testing the DNA samples available, using technology that had advanced over the course of time.
Scientists established there was a match probability of 1 in 1 billion between DNA from Hall in 2004 and the DNA from semen found at the scene of the rape.
A warrant was issued for Hall’s arrest and in 2016 it emerged he had been arrested in Belgium for thef. A European Arrest Warrant was issued and Hall was extradited back to London in December 2018. He initially denied any involvement in the rape but due to the weight of evidence against him he ended up admitted to the offence at court.
A West Drayton man who raped and abused a young girl from the age of seven to 11 was jailed.
Anthony Huggins, 34, of Bellclose Road, abused his victim in both Shepherds Bush and Ealing from January 2009 to December 2013.
His crimes only came to light on February 4, 2017, when his victim, 17-years-old at the time, told nurses of the abuse she had suffered during a hospital visit.
The nurses immediately told police , who launched an investigation.
The court heard how when Huggins started carrying out his abuse, the victim’s mother wasn’t aware of it.
After the victim revealed what he had done to her, aged around 10, the abuse stopped, only to begin again a few months later.
The victim and her family were too scared of Huggins’ violent nature to report him.
He was arrested and charged on March 22, 2017.
Huggins received a decade in jail when he was sentenced on March 29.
He pleaded not guilty but, after a two-week trial, jurors at Isleworth Crown Court found him guilty of raping and sexually abusing the young girl.
Radian Cojorcaru and Gabriel Bejinariu
Two men who raped a woman near a Sutton alleyway in the middle of the day were sentenced to a combined total of more than 30 years in prison.
Radian Cojorcaru, 32, and Gabriel Bejinariu, 20, both of no fixed abode, were both convicted of raping a woman on October 14, 2018.
Bejinariu pleaded not guilty to rape and was convicted following a trial at Croydon Crown Court in April.
He was sentenced to 12 years for aiding and abetting rape and five years for rape, to run consecutively. He was also sentenced to four years for attempted rape, to run concurrently.
Cojocaru was sentenced to 12 years in jail and two years on licence after he pleaded guilty to rape and aiding and abetting rape.
The court heard the two men met at Victoria Coach Station on October 14, 2018.
They travelled to the Carshalton area the next day and then, at 3pm, attacked a 53-year-old woman as she approached an alleyway near to Shorts Road, Carshalton.
A member of the public – who saw what was happening – challenged the two men and then ran after them.
Cojocaru was detained on the car port roof of a nearby house until officers arrived. Cojocaru was arrested, and charged on October 15, 2018.
Bejinariu was arrested a week later after he was identified on CCTV footage from the coach station. He was arrested on October 21, 2018 and charged two days later
A schoolgirl who was drugged and then raped by her employer later reported the shocking sex attack after discovering her attacker was her child’s father in a DNA test.
“Dangerously predatory” Mohammed Fethaullah, 58, managed a grocers in Brixton where the schoolgirl, then 14, worked after school in 1999.
Inner London Crown Court heard how the girl was waiting to collect her wages when Fethaullah, of no fixed address, asked her to go and get some cigarettes from the front of the shop.
When she came back she finished a drink she felt unwell, collapsed and drifted in and out of consciousness. She believes she was drugged.
She remembered Fethaullah – who four years later was convicted of murdering his stepmother in a separate case – putting her in his car and driving to a secluded place.
The girl, who was 14 at the woke up to find him having sex with her on the back seat of the car. He then drove her home.
A short time later, the victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, discovered she was pregnant but was not sure if Fethaullah or her boyfriend was the father.
She decided to raise the child with her boyfriend, but after that relationship broke down she decided to get a DNA test in November 2016 which proved the child was conceived as a result of the rape.
She then decided to report the case to Kent Police who transferred the case to the Met.
He was locked up for 16 years in July.
A “cowardly” man was jailed after he attempted to rape a lone teenage girl in an alleyway near Teddington Memorial Hospital in Richmond.
Khoshaal Ghafoori walked up to the 19-year-old at 1.30am on October 11, 2018 after getting off a Route 281 bus outside the hospital.
Ghafoori, 33, tried talking to the girl to engage her in conversation before suddenly trying to kiss her.
The young woman recoiled in fear and pulled away from him and waked down a side path. An undeterred Ghafoori chased her down, attacked her and tried to rape her.
The 19-year-old fought back and managed to escape Ghafoori’s grip, ran to a member of the public and told them what had just happened. The police were called, but Ghafoori had already fled the scene.
A forensics investigation was launched by South West Command to trace him down, and Ghafoori, of no fixed abode, was arrested in a West London street after officers spotted him on October 27.
He was charged on October 28 with attempted rape and remanded into custody before facing trial at Kingston Crown Court.
The court convicted him of the attempted rape in March, and he was sentenced on May 24 to nine years’ imprisonment.
An East London man who raped a woman in Brighton while on a night out was locked up.
Mahad Hussein, of Copenhagen Place, Tower Hamlets raped a 25-year-old woman in the south-coast city in January.
The 22-year-old, who is unemployed, viewed his victim as a “piece of meat” and “showed a lack of disregard to the victim” during the trial.
Hussein was jailed for 13 years at Hove Crown Court on June 13.
The court heard that in the early hours of Tuesday, January 15 the victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was walking along Ship Street in Brighton when she was approached by Hussein, who she had met earlier that evening.
It was at this point she was raped by Hussein.
A delivery driver spotted the victim in distress, and provided support with a nearby security guard until police arrived.
Detectives obtained CCTV from the area and Hussein was identified as the suspect. He was arrested on January 21 and charged with two counts of rape. He was found guilty on both counts following a four-day trial. As well as being jailed for 13 years, he will be a registered sex offender for life.
At the sentencing Judge David Rennie explained how Hussein would have almost certainly got away with this brutal rape if it wasn’t for the CCTV cameras in the area.
He described Hussein as “viewing the victim as a piece of meat” and how he “showed a lack of disregard for the victim”, who made it perfectly clear she had no interest in sexual activity with him.
Black cab rapist John Worboys pleaded guilty to drugging four more women.
The 62-year-old, who now goes by the name John Derek Radford, targeted women who hailed his cab and drugged them in order to sexually assault them.
He was jailed in 2009 for sex assaults on 12 women and at an Old Bailey hearing on June 20, pleaded guilty to a string of further offences relating to four more women.
Appearing via video link from Wakefield prison, Worboys, wearing spectacles and a light grey and green shirt, pleaded guilty to two counts of administering a stupefying or overpowering drug with intent to commit rape or indecent assault.
He also admitted two counts of administering a substance with intent to commit a sexual offence under the Sexual Offences Act.
The first victim was picked up in Worboys’ taxi after leaving a bar.
All the women made their allegations to police in early 2018, but the offences dated back to between 2000 and 2008 in London.
A convicted Croydon rapist branded a “danger to women” was jailed after he attacked a woman outside her home in Dulwich.
Yanick Makunga sexually assaulted the woman, who is in her 30s, on February 14 before demanding money and telling her he had a knife.
The 34-year-old, of Warwick Road, Thornton Heath, marched his victim to a nearby shop where she withdrew cash from an ATM before he left her.
However, when the victim returned home, Makunga was there waiting.
She ran off and went to a relative’s house and police were called.
During the incident, Makunga stole the woman’s mobile phone which had a ‘find device’ app installed.
This allowed officers to track the device and they arrested Makunga in George Street, Croydon, within an hour of the attack.
Upon being searched, he was found to have other valuables belonging to the victim.
The woman received support from specialist officers following the attack.
Makunga admitted false imprisonment, robbery, committing an offence with intent to commit a sexual offence and possession of cannabis at Inner London Crown Court on March 15.
The court heard that Makunga had previously been convicted of rape in 2009.
He was jailed for five years and 57 days at the same court on June 25.
A South London police officer who was convicted of raping a student in the West Indies while on a Tinder date has been dismissed from the Metropolitan Police .
Lee Martin-Cramp, who served as a PC in Merton , was the subject of a special case hearing on June 28 .
It comes after the 26-year-old was convicted of the “deplorable” sex attack, which happened in Antigua in May 2015.
He was extradited to Antigua in September to face trial, and was found guilty on May 23.
During the trial, it was heard that the police officer had been on holiday to the island for a friend’s wedding.
He met the student, a devout Christian, through dating app Tinder, reports the Mirror.
It is believed the young woman, who was a virgin, told Martin-Cramp before they met that she would not be having sex with him.
The student also said she trusted him to appreciate this “because he was a police officer”.
But when the woman noticed her wine tasted different, Martin-Cramp told her it was because he put vodka in it.
The woman said she remembers feeling dizzy and telling the police officer “no” but passed out within 10 minutes.
She later asked him if they had sex after waking up bruised and in pain.
She maintained contact with the predator over Whatsapp, who eventually admitted to raping her.
Martin-Cramp was jailed for 15 years in July.
This vile man was jailed for 12 years for raping a woman in central London.
Shakur Valentino, 21, of no fixed address pleaded guilty at Southwark Crown Court on 18 March to two counts of rape, kidnapping, ABH and two counts of sexual assaults. He was sentenced at the same court on June 20.
At around half three in the morning of Monday, February 4 the victim, a woman in her 60s, was attacked and raped by Valentino as she walked to a bus stop after finishing cleaning jobs in central London.
Valentino had followed her down Haymarket and then dragged her into St Albans Street, where the attack took place.
Officers arrested Valentino near to the scene after police were called by a witness. He was taken into police custody and charged the next day.
The investigating officer, DC Hannah Wilson, said: “Valentino’s offences were both shockingly violent and utterly pathetic. It hardly need saying that for a young man to target a woman four decades older than himself only compounds his cowardly and repellent actions.
“Thankfully, due to a witness calling police and officers arriving very quickly, Valentino was arrested to face justice. Women in London are safer with him off our streets, and this lengthy sentence is fully justified.”
James Warnock spent half of his life thinking he’d got away with murder.
The self-employed tiler, 56, from Hampstead raped and strangled 17-year-old Yiannoulla Yianni, also known as Lucy, in her own home, also in North London , on August 13, 1982.
A John Travolta fantasist, Warnock was finally brought to justice in 2016 when he was jailed for the “cruel and brutal” murder.
The judge said it’s likely he will die behind bars.
Yiannoulla’s case was eventually solved when police matched Warnock’s DNA to the scene of the crime in Yiannoulla’s house, which was just half a mile from where Warnock lived.
It was really only by chance that he was ever found.
After being caught sharing indecent photos of children across the internet in 2015, Warnock provided a routine DNA sample. It was a one in a billion match.
His sample matched that of a semen stain taken from the crime scene at Yiannoulla’s house in 1982 and he was arrested.
Warnock, a divorced father of two, claimed he had a secret affair with Yiannoulla, despite her family being traditional Greek Cypriots and the fact she had never had a boyfriend before.
He raped and murdered Yiannoulla while her parents, brothers and sisters were working in their shop in Swiss Cottage.
And at the time of the killing, Warnock said he has been styled like the actor John Travolta, slim with dark hair.
During Warnock’s trial at the Old Bailey back in 2016, Recorder of London Nicholas Hilliard QC said Yiannoulla had been through a “terrifying ordeal” and her killing was “cruel, brutal and without mercy”.
She had been held at knifepoint by Warnock before being viciously killed.
It took the jury at the Old Bailey around two hours to convict Warnock.
Then Hilliard jailed him for life, with a minimum sentence of 25 years for Yiannoulla’s murder.
A vile trainee solicitor pleaded guilty to rape in Southwark after targeting two women in one night.
Wilfred Marodza, a 28-year-old from Eastbourne in Sussex, grabbed his first victim, a 21-year-old woman walking home from a night out , on Great Dover Street in Borough at about 2.30am on Saturday, July 20.
Marodza marched his terrified victim to the secluded parkland area of Dickens Fields, stripped her naked and raped her repeatedly. When she was able to flee, he chased her down the street, telling bystanders they were having a “domestic”.
Just an hour after his first victim escaped, rescued by a passing minicab driver, the unrepentant Marodza targeted another young woman waiting at a bus stop in Borough High Street.
Both victims were left “in fear of their lives” by the attacks, according to investigating officer Detective Constable Jonny Norman.
The first victim, attacked at least four times, was so traumatised and desperate to get to safety that, when the minicab driver took her to a local police station, she ran into an adjacent fast food restaurant by mistake, where staff called the police.
The second victim, a 25-year-old, was told by Marodza that he would escort her to a nearby cab office and began walking with him.
He then pulled her into adjoining Globe Street, put his hand over her mouth, threatened her – telling her to do as she was told – and pushed her to the ground.
However, he fled when the victim screamed and she was thankfully otherwise unharmed.
Appearing at Inner London Crown Court on Monday (September 2), Marodza pleaded guilty to four counts of rape, kidnap and committing an offence with the intention of a sexual offence.
He will be sentenced at a later date.
A paedophile has been jailed for six years for having sex in a hotel with a schoolgirl after she vanished from her home.
Diiriye Ali-Jamac, 34, from Feltham , pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual activity with a child when he was sentenced at Kingston Crown Court on Monday.
His victim was just 14-years-old at the time the offences took place.
The investigation was launched after the victim was reported missing by her mother earlier this year. The victim was found by officers at Hounslow train station the following day.
She was taken into police protection where she later disclosed that after arranging to meet Ali-Jamac, he had taken her to a hotel and had sex with her. CCTV evidence from the hotel was analysed to identify Ali-Jamac.
A wanted marker was placed on the police national computer which flagged up at Heathrow Airport, and Ali-Jamac was detained on board a flight to Ethiopia on May 2.
Further enquiries revealed he had bought a ticket to Ethiopia the day before.
Examination of Ali-Jamac’s mobile phone showed that he had received a text message from the owner of the car he used to drive the victim to the hotel, telling him that the vehicle had been stopped and seized by police in relation to an allegation of sexual assault.
Officers also found a text message from Ali-Jamac’s solicitor on May 1 saying he had received a voicemail from him and had tried to call him back, and asking him if everything was OK.
You can see footage of his dramatic arrest here .
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