Man jailed for raping 17 year old girl who befriended him

A man has been jailed for raping a seventeen year old girl after tricking her into befriending him.

Opeoluwa David met his victim in Thamesmead in July, telling her he hadn't been in the UK for long and was looking to make new friends.

Opeoluwa David attacked his victim after gaining her trust Credit: Metropolitan Police

After the victim agreed to swap numbers with him he messaged her a number of times - both as himself and as a made-up friend called 'Becky', who he created to gain his victim's trust.

When she agreed to meet up he took her back to his bedsit in Plumstead and attacked her.

David was convicted of rape and sentenced to seven years in prison.