Timothy King, 37, was jailed for 21 years this week for continuing to rape another woman after he locked him in his home.
King was hanging out in Leicester Square at 5am on September 27, 2021 when he started chatting with a group of teenage girls who were out on the town. west end hot spot.
He singled out one of his friend groups and struck up a conversation with a 16-year-old boy.
Shortly after he took her away from her friends and into a secluded alleyway, he raped her.
The teenager tried to fight back, but was unable to stop him, the Reading Criminal Court heard.
The victim reported her attack to police the same day, sparking a manhunt.
Detectives reviewed hours of surveillance camera footage to track King’s movements that night.
They were able to identify him after speaking to witnesses who recognized King from the area.
King raped another woman, this time in Slough, even though police launched an investigation 12 days later.
Luring another woman into the Slough home, King locked the front door from the inside.
He then grabbed the victim, a woman in her 20s, by the neck, forced her onto the bed, and raped her.
After the attack, he wouldn’t let her leave until he fled the house the next morning.
The victim managed to escape and was treated.
When the desperate King learned that she had reported the attack to the police, he offered her £10,000 over the phone.
He regularly changed his name and escaped, moving from place to place to avoid detection.
He was pursued by the Metropolitan Police along with the Thames Valley Police to a hideout in Tower Hamlets, east London.
DC Emma Colston of the Thames Valley Domestic Violence Department said: I would like to thank the victims who had the courage to come forward.”
Sophie McLoughlin DS, Central West Command, Metropolitan Police, said: Timothy King exploited her victim’s vulnerability to satisfy her own desires.
“Crimes of this kind have devastating long-term consequences and victims have shown tremendous courage throughout. I hope it brings some form of closure to them in the future.
“Investigating serious sex crimes is a top priority for The Met, and we are determined to protect the public from predators like Timothy King.”
A jury found King guilty of three counts of rape and wrongful imprisonment, assault causing actual bodily harm, and perversion of justice at Reading Criminal Court on August 1 this year.
Timothy King, 37, officially of Kilburn, has been sentenced to 21 years in prison with an extended license of seven years in Reading Criminal Court.
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/leicester-square-rape-timothy-king-jailed-london-b1034289.html ‘Predator’ pulled 16-year-old girl from her friends and forced her to rape her in the West End