‘Manipulative’ south London man who raped child jailed for 32 years

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A man who raped and sexually assaulted a girl, threatened to upload pictures of her on the Internet on informing anyone, has been jailed for 32 years.

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Trava Thrower, 45, from Beckenham, south London, was sentenced at Croydon Crown Court on Monday, 12 September, to a four-year horrific term of abuse.

He was previously convicted of nine offences, including rape of a child under the age of 13, sexual assault of a child under the age of 13 and willfully abetting a child under the age of 13 to engage in sexual activity. or provocation was involved.


The court heard how Thrower took photographs of the victim and threatened to upload them on the internet if he told anyone what was happening.

When she resisted, he also beat her up.

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The crimes took place between 2014 and 2018 at the victim’s home address in Bromley, south London.

An investigation was launched after the victim disclosed the misbehavior at school and the thrower fled.

He later handed himself over to the police after removing all the contents of his mobile phone.

Detective Constable Tracy Brocklesby, who led the investigation, said: “This prison term reflects the horrors this child went through at the hands of the thrower.

“Throughout his trial he did not give any account to the court and was both disruptive and manipulative throughout the proceedings, causing unnecessary trouble to this brave victim.

“I hope this sends a clear message to those who cause such harm – we will do everything we can to identify you and bring you to justice.”

The thrower would also be subject to registered sex offender requirements for life and was also given a lifelong sexual harm prevention order.

Source: www.standard.co.uk

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