Saturday, 15 July 2017

Nigerian Man Who Committed Sexual Offences Against Young Girls In UK Jailed For 13 Years

A Nigerian man, Olubunmi Abolumo who committed sexual offences against girls under the age of 16 after grooming them on social media has been jailed. 

29 year old Abolomo was sentenced to a total of 13 years' imprisonment for sexual offences against a 15-year-old girl, making indecent images of children and voyeurism.

At a previous hearing at Croydon Crown Court in February, Abolumo had pleaded guilty to 25 counts of making indecent images of a child, relating to five separate victims, and one count of voyeurism. Following trial at Croydon Crown Court, Abolumo was convicted by jury of three counts of sexual activity with a child. 

He was found not guilty of two counts of rape against two separate victims. Abolumo opened and ran a social media account where he portrayed himself to be a 19-year-old man. Using this account, he befriended young girls and eventually invited them to his home where he had sexual activity with them. He recorded footage of the incidents using the webcam on his laptop. At the time of the incidents, the victims were not aware that they had been recorded. 

Detective Superintendent John Macdonald of the Met's Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command said: 

"Olubunmi Abolumo is a very dangerous offender. He targeted young girls on the internet, persuaded them to go to his address and then secretly videoed himself sexually assaulting them. He kept the footage on his laptop which was located after his arrest. The victims in this case bravely appeared in court to recount what had happened to them and they had to watch the footage Abolumo had recorded which must have been a terribly harrowing experience for them. It is my hope that today's sentence brings a measure of comfort and satisfaction to the vulnerable young girls that he preyed upon".

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