A 20-year-old south London man was jailed for 12 years on Monday after raping a stranger twice in three months.
Onile Huggins, of Lambeth, was convicted after he raped the 22-year-old woman in Stockwell, south London on 12 April and again on 14 July last year.
The first attack happened close to the victim’s home but she did not report it. Huggins forced her onto the front area of a house where he raped her behind some bins. Three months later Huggins raped her again when he spotted and recognised her.
The victim saw Huggins standing by a local school but could not manage to escape before he grabbed her and raped her in the children’s play area.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Helen Hamilton, said:
I would like to pay tribute to the victim who was incredibly brave in reporting both the rapes to the police so that we could investigate. She suffered a terrible ordeal but had the courage to give evidence against Huggins in court.
Huggins was found guilty of two counts of rape at his trial in June at Inner London Crown Court. He was caught after DNA from a used condom found at the scene of the second attack linked him to the crime.