Jail for rapist who lured victim to Wembley by promising to take her to The Saturdays concert
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A sexual predator who raped a woman in Wembley after luring her with tickets to see The Saturdays in concert has been jailed for 11 years.
Lloyd Phillips, 48 had driven his 24-year-old victim to London from Southampton, where they both lived, claiming he was taking her to the concert in December 2011.
Harrow Crown Court heard as she soon as she got in the car he gave her a can of high-strength alcohol ‘Crunk’ and an unknown tablet which caused her to pass out.
She was so incapacitated Phillips used a wheelchair to take her to a room in a hotel where he carried out a long sustained attack.
The victim’s next recollection was around 12 hours later when she awoke in a hotel bed feeling unwell and injured with no memory of what had occurred in the intervening hours feeling
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Phillips told her they had missed the concert and had consensual sex instead.
The victim subsequently attended a hospital in Hampshire who informed the Met’s Sapphire Command, the team which investigates sex crimes in London.
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Officers carried out a painstakingly trawled of hotels in Wembley to identify the crime scene.
Phillips was arrested six days after the attacks and charged with a string of sex offences.
He was convicted of Phillps was convicted of two counts of rape (sentenced to 11 years for each), three counts of assault by penetration (four years each) and one count of sexual assault (one year).
He will serve his sentences concurrently.
He was found guilty in July but The Times can only reveal his conviction this week as reporting restrictions have been lifted.
DI Jodie Tuff, investigating officer, fears Phillips may have struck more than once.
He said: “Phillips is clearly a sexual predator who preyed on a vulnerable female, encouraging her to drink alcohol to the point where she was incapacitated before carrying out a sustained sexual attack on her.
“It is highly likely he has committed further offences therefore I would ask anyone with information or who wishes to report an offence to contact 020 8733 3773.”