benjamin henderson

A man has been jailed for eight years after taking advantage of a drunk woman to rape her in an alley.

benjamin henderson, a 26-year-old from London, was found guilty of three counts of oral rape, one count of attempted rape and one count of sexual assault.

The 18-year-old woman had been on a night out in southeast London before being asked to leave as she had had too much to drink.

henderson had been outside the bar when he saw the victim and began talking to her.

CCTV showed them chatting at around 4am.

henderson appeared to show concern, picking the woman up when she fell and offering her his jacket.

At one point he gave her a piggyback.

He then tried to kiss her and she pushed him off.

henderson repeatedly tried to pull her in the opposite direction to where she was walking and eventually succeeded, dragging her to a secluded corner of The Queen’s Walk, London Bridge.

Security staff working nearby became suspicious by activity on CCTV and went to investigate.

henderson told them he had met the woman in a club nearby, gave them his details and left.

The staff then found the woman unconscious on the ground with her underwear pulled down and called an ambulance.

She was taken to hospital to recover and later to a sexual assault referral centre where it was determined she had been raped.

henderson was arrested the following day.

He claimed in the police interview that the victim had asked him for sex.

Detective Constable Aidan Kersley said: “henderson deliberately targeted his victim as someone intoxicated and vulnerable.

“After talking to her for a matter of minutes, he managed to drag her to a secluded area where he raped her.

“She has no memory of what happened.

“henderson then brazenly gave security guards his name, confident that the victim’s intoxication would protect him.