A 26-year-old man has been sentenced to eight and a half years for the rape of a 14-year-old girl.

The week-long trial at the Old Bailey of Ishola Adeyomi Adeoye of Bermondsey, south London, resulted in the defendant being sentenced to eight and a half years in prison.

The court head that Adeoye met the teenager on the street in October 2010 and invited her back to his flat. She was plied with alcohol until she passed out, when she was raped.

The defendant was fully aware of her age, the court was told.

The victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, awoke the next morning in pain. The police were alerted and DNA tests were carried out on the girl. Test samples found on her matched Adeoye.

DC Pete Thompson said: "This was an horrendous act committed against a vulnerable 14-year old girl. Adeoye tried to deny the offence and, when the evidence against him was so strong, he ended up changing his account.

"The jury clearly saw through his lies and I am pleased with the sentencing result. The victim showed a tremendous amount of courage and bravery to give evidence against the defendant. I hope that this result can go some way in helping both her and her family come to terms with what has happened."