Morrow was arrested and charged on Wednesday, 19 April with one count of rape and one count of sexual assault of a 17-year-old girl at Leyton Jubilee Park.
She said that Morrow approached her in the park and asked for a light for a cigarette. They both sat together and talked. He asked her to assist him with moving some items in the park and she agreed to help.
Once they were in a secluded area of the park, Morrow pushed the teenager to the floor, sexually assaulted her and then raped her.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Henry Marshall, said: “This was a horrible attack on a girl who innocently wanted to help Morrow when he asked for help. He abused her trust, deceived and then caused her further physical and psychological harm.
He was sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Friday, 20 October to life imprisonment to serve a minimum of 16 years and has also placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register for life.
CCTV image from Met Police
Just after 12:10hrs on Wednesday 19 July, a 15-year-old girl was walking along Bethnal Green Road close to the junction with Jersey Street, when the suspect approached her from the opposite direction and sexually assaulted her.
The suspect is described as a white man in his mid 30s with short brown hair and a goatee beard. He was wearing a white t-shirt, dark green walking trousers and red flip flops. He carried a sports bag over his right shoulder.
DC Thomas Patzer, from Tower Hamlets CID, said: "I need to identify the man shown in the CCTV footage. I urge anyone who may know his identity, or who witnessed the incident, to contact police."
Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101
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