A rapist who has shown “indiscriminate and unpredictable” sexual behaviour for more than a decade has been jailed.

Leon Alexander, 31, of Allington Avenue, Tottenham, was found guilty of two counts of rape, one count of sexual assault by touching and one count of sexual activity with a child.

Following a trial at Wood Green Crown Court he was sentenced to 17 years in jail.

The court heard that allegations against Alexander dated all the way back to 2010, when he raped a woman who he had been speaking to online in Tottenham.

Police said that he was arrested and interviewed at the time but there was not enough evidence to charge him with the offence.

Alexander was only remanded to prison after a girl in her mid-teens reported a rape after leaving a block of flats in Joyce Avenue, Edmonton in March 2022.

It came after the 31-year-old was charged with sexual assault in 2017, when a woman reported that he followed her out of a shop in Edmonton and assaulted her behind a car.

DC Rebecca Mussington, who led the investigation, linked the three reports and passed the files to the CPS who eventually agreed the charges.

Following Alexander’s sentencing, she said he was “a dangerous and opportunistic predator who targeted a child and lone women”.

DC Mussington added: “He was extremely brazen in his offending, carrying out his assaults in open spaces where they could have been seen by any passing member of the public.

“Following the attacks he would often try and exchange messages with the victims, trying to have light-hearted conversations in order to make it appear as though what had happened was consensual and not serious.

“The victims and witnesses in this investigation have been incredibly strong and it is down to them that Alexander has now been convicted.

“The seriousness of his abhorrent crimes is reflected in this lengthy sentence.”

The judge at Wood Green Crown Court said that Alexander had shown “indiscriminate and unpredictable” sexual behaviour.

They added that there was a risk of him offending again should the 31-year-old not be jailed for an extended period of time.