A 'John' who raped a prostitute in a back garden in the middle of the night minutes after agreeing to pay for sex has been locked-up for eight years.
Dwayne Johnson, 28, of Queensbridge Road, Hackney was convicted by a Blackfriars Crown Court jury of raping the 41 year-old woman in nearby Somerford Grove on June 30, last year.
It was 3.00am when the sex worker was approached by Johnson, who was riding a motorbike and they agreed a price for sex.
Johnson took the victim to a secluded garden 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, July 4.
He claimed the anal sex was consensual, but was convicted after a six-day trial.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Jane Tunnicliff, from the Metropolitan Police'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."