A man has been jailed for 32 years after being found guilty of raping a child.

Treva Thrower, 45 (11.08.77) of Beckenham was sentenced at Croydon Crown Court on Monday, 12 September.

He was found guilty at the same court on Wednesday, 25 May 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 offences took place at the female victim’s home address in Bromley between 2014 and 2018. Thrower also took photos of the victim and threatened to upload them onto the internet if she told anyone what was happening.

He also physically assaulted her if she resisted him.

The victim disclosed the abuse at school in 2019 and officers from the Met’s Specialist Crime team launched an investigation.

Thrower went on the run before handing himself into police, having deleted all the contents of his mobile phone.

Detective Constable Tracey Brocklesby, who led the investigation, 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 power to identify you and bring you to justice.”

Thrower will also be subject to the Registered Sex Offender requirements for life and was also given a lifetime Sexual Harm Prevention Order.