A London man has been jailed for the rape and sexual assault of a young girl under the age of 13. The paedophile threatened to upload compromising photos of the child to the internet if she told anyone what he had done to her.
Treva Thrower, 45, of Beckenham was sentenced to 32 years behind bars at Croydon Crown Court on Monday, 12 September.
On 25 May, also at Croydon Crown Court, Thrower was found guilty of nine counts, including raping a child under 13, sexual assault of a child under 13, and intentionally causing or inciting a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity.
The vile offences carried out by Thrower took place at the victim's home in Bromley between 2014 and 2018.
Thrower took compromising photographs of the young girl and threatened to upload them online if she told anyone what he had been doing to her.
The victim was also physically assaulted if she attempted to resist him.
The Met's Specialist Crime team launched an investigation after the victim spoke out about the abuse at school in 2019.
Thrower went on the run when his crimes became known, he later handed himself in after deleting all the contents of his mobile phone.
Detective Constable Tracey Brocklesby, said: "This prison term reflects the horror this child went through at the hands of Thrower. "Throughout his trial he provided no account to the court and was both disruptive and manipulative throughout the proceedings, causing unnecessary distress to this very brave victim. "I hope this sends out a clear message to those who inflict such harm - we will do everything in our power to identify you and bring you to justice."