Oluwadamilare Baiyewu a sexual predator’ who posed as a church volunteer has been jailed for 24 years for knifepoint attacks.
The unrepentant rapist has been described as a ‘dangerous, calculating and predatory rapist’ who created the image he was the ‘pillar of the community’ by helping out at the church.
It was narrated in the court how Baiyewu, from Fairlawn in Greenwich, first grabbed a 17-year-old at knife point on December 2, but she managed to break free and escape.
Baiyewu was tracked down after DNA linking him to the attacks was recovered.
He was arrested on December 16, and was placed on an identity parade where he was picked out by the victim whom he had attempted To Molest.
He was today sentenced at Woolwich Crown Court to 24 years in prison.
He will serve a minimum of 16 years in prison and will then be on license for eight years.
Detective Constable Chris Hammond of the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command said: ‘Oluwadamilare Baiyewu is a dangerous, calculating, predatory rapist.
‘He volunteered at a local church, creating the image that he was a pillar of the community, which I believe was an attempt to mask his true nature as a sexual predator.
‘I would like to praise his victims for having the strength to come forward to police and give their evidence in court.
‘The streets of Thamesmead are now a safer place without the presence of Baiyewu.’