A ‘predator’ has been jailed for 10 years for raping a 12-year-old in a disabled toilet at King’s Cross Station.
Alvin Tuitt, 24, had a previous conviction for a ‘similar offence’ when he targeted the ‘extremely vulnerable’ schoolgirl.
Police said ‘the effect this incident has had on the victim’s life cannot be measured’, as they commended her for her bravery helping them with their investigation.
The girl was approached by Tuitt at Maryland station in east London on October 10 last year and the pair began talking.
Tuitt let her borrow a power pack to charge her phone and paid for her onward train ticket before they travelled to King’s Cross on the same train.
When they arrived at the station, he took her to a disabled toilet where he raped her and then attempted to rape her again.
Later that day, the girl reported the sexual assault to police and Tuitt was arrested, charged and remanded within 24 hours of the attack.
Tuitt, from Lewisham, pleaded guilty to rape and attempted rape, and appeared for sentencing at Inner London Crown Court on April 11.
On top of 10 years in prison for rape, the paedophile was given a five-year extended sentence on licence.
The judge also sentenced him to eight years, which will run concurrently, for an additional count of attempted rape on the same girl.
He will be subjected to a life-long Sexual Harm Prevention Order and notification requirement for life.
Detective Constable Mark Pink said: ‘The victim in this case was 12-years-old and was extremely vulnerable.
‘She has been extremely brave in telling police what happened and providing testimony to assist the investigation.
‘The effect that this incident has had on her life and that of her family cannot be measured.
‘Tuitt is a predator with a previous conviction for a similar offence and he rightfully now faces a long time behind bars.’
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