A Catford man who blackmailed a teenager before raping her has been jailed for 15 years.

Rhys Miller-Offiong, 24, of Muirkirk Road, used a fake profile to persuade the 19-year-old into sending explicit images.

She agreed to meet him before becoming distressed at learning he was not the person she thought.

He then threatened to send the pictures to her family and friends if she refused to go with him to a Catford home where he raped her.

The offence happened on August 24, 2017 and an investigation later discovered that other young women had been tricked into sending images and videos to Miller-Offiong.

He was sentenced at Woolwich Crown Court on Thursday (December 6) and he will have to sign the Sex Offenders Register for an indefinite period.

Detective Constable Paul Harakis said: "Miller-Offiong is a predatory sex offender who has drawn unsuspecting girls into his sexual trap via social media.

"The victims in this case have shown real strength of character and fortitude by both assisting our investigation and providing evidence to the court which left Miller-Offiong with little option than to plead guilty.

"I would like to praise their bravery and courage in coming forward and I hope it gives them some form of closure now that Miller-Offiong is behind bars."

He pleaded guilty to one count of rape, one count of blackmail, four counts of distributing indecent images of a child, three counts of disclosing private sexual photographs and films with intent to cause distress, and one count of committing an offence with intent to commit a sexual offence.