Rapist of north London sex workers jailed

A rapist who targeted sex workers in London has been imprisoned for seven years.

Alex Humphreys, 42, of Hampden Road, Grays, Essex was on 13th September 2013 sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court for the rape of a woman in Lordship Park, Stoke Newington in February 2011.

Humphreys picked the 35-year old woman, a sex worker, in his car after agreeing a price to have sex. He then drove to a secluded car park nearby where he began to physically and verbally abuse the woman before raping her.

Humphreys was identified from DNA evidence recovered at the scene.

He pleaded guilty to attacking another sex worker in that same area within three weeks of this rape.

With the continued support of the Open Doors, a NHS funded partnership that supports sex workers in Hackney and the City, both victims attended trial and gave evidence at Snaresbrook Crown Court.

Humphreys was found guilty of rape on 1st August 2013.

Detective Constable Kath Watson from the Sexual Offences Exploitation and Child Abuse Command described Humphreys as “a dangerous rapist who targeted sex workers in London.”

He praised both victims for reporting to the Police and thanked Open Doors for assisting in supporting the victims throughout the criminal justice process.