An “extreme sexual deviant” from south London has been jailed for raping a woman while she was asleep or unconscious.

Michael Wynter, 34, of Crayshaw Road, Lambeth, appeared at the Old Bailey on Tuesday, April 20 where he was found guilty of raping a woman in Pinner between 2019 and 2021.

He was sentenced to seven years in jail on the same date.

Police who investigated the case have praised the victim for coming forward with information and evidence which has led to Wynter being jailed.

He will remain on the Sex Offenders register for life.

Detective Constable Adam Conibeere, who led the investigation, said: "Wynter is an extreme sexual deviant who raped a woman while she was asleep or unconscious.

"I would like to praise the victim-survivor who handled the entire investigation and court process courageously and I can only hope this outcome will help to provide some comfort and bring the closure she deserves as she tries to move on with her life.

“She showed incredible strength and heroism in coming forward to report the matter after lengthy consideration, due to the fact she did not want anyone else to suffer at the hands of Wynter.

"Tackling violence against women and girls is a key priority for the Met.

“We will continue to do all we can to remove predatory offenders from the streets of London while supporting the complainants and helping them through every stage."

Wynter was arrested in December 2021.

As part of their investigation, police gathered communications evidence from both the suspect and complainant's devices.

They spoke to a witness the victim had confided in throughout the ordeal and took a detailed formal statement from the complainant as evidence.

Wynter had been on the Sex Offenders Register since 2021 having been convicted of sexual assault of a child which occurred between 2002 and 2003.