The victim was approached on Montfitchet Road (credit: Met Police)
The victim was forced behind a bench and raped, when she was walking along Montfitchet Road on Saturday, 4 September between 9.30pm and 10.30pm.
The man had initially approached the girl, put his arm around her and led her away from the footpath before carrying out the attack.
Police say the incident was caught on CCTV.
Detectives have released images of people who may have walked passed the incident without realising.
Officers are appealing to hear from anyone who was nearby at around the time of the attack.
Detective Sergeant Lauren Servants, from the local policing team in Newham, said: “This was a horrific attack and we have specially trained officers providing support to the victim as we work to find and arrest the person responsible.
“If you recognise yourself in the CCTV images, or recognise someone you know, please call us immediately. Identifying these people could assist us in progressing the case.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 2309/05Aug.
To remain anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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