A man from Lewisham has been jailed after he raped a 12-year-old girl in a train station toilet. 

Alvin Tuitt, of Boone Street, was imprisoned for 10 years after pleading guilty to rape and attempted rape. 

On October 10 the 12-year-old girl was at Maryland station when she was approached by Tuitt. 

The 24-year-old leant her a power pack to charge her phone and paid for her onward train ticket to Kings Cross. 

Tuitt then accompanied her on her journey to Kings Cross, where he then took her to a disabled toilet and raped her, then attempted to rape her again. 

She bravely reported it to British Transport Police later that day and Tuitt was subsequently arrested and charged. 

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.” 

As well as 10 years in prison, Tuitt was given a five-year extended sentence on licence, and eight years to run concurrently for an additional count of attempted rape.