|Depraved: Julian King admitted a string of charges Metropolitan Police|
Julian King, 53, groomed two female victims - one under 16 and one under 13 when the abuse happened - before preying on them during a 12 year period.
He was arrested after a victim contacted police in 2014 to inform them of abuse she suffered at his hands between 2003 and 2009.
Detectives then identified another of King's victims, who he abused in south London between 1997 and 1999.
King, from Waltham Forest, was jailed for 16 years at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Friday.
He had pleaded guilty to five counts of rape or attempted rape of a child, six counts of indecency with a child, three counts of indecent assault, one count of sexual assault with a child, one count of sexual activity with a child and one count of taking indecent images of a child.
Detective Constable Jon Froude, from the Met's Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command, said: "The victims were preyed upon by a depraved man who used his relationships to manipulate them. The sentence reflects the seriousness of the offences."
By UK standards the sentence does reflect the seriousness of the offences. However, he will be out of prison while in his 60s and quite capable of molesting more children. The sentence may be adequate punishment for King, but it is not adequate protection for British girls.
By American standards, the sentence is pretty light, unless it was a plea bargain. An American plea bargain may have resulted in King getting 2 years in prison and a gold watch.
|Waltham Forest, London, UK|