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Man jailed for sexual offences

News   •   Sep 27, 2019 17:39 BST

[Jailed: Abraham Ibrahim]

A man found guilty of sexual offences committed against young girls he contacted on social media has been jailed.

Abraham Ibrahim, 21 (07.11.97) of Woodmill Road, Clapton, was jailed for seven-and-a-half years at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Friday, 27 September.

He had been found guilty of a number of offences after a trial which concluded in July.

He will also be on the sex offenders register for life.

His brother, Yousef Ibrahim, 29 (01.01.90), of Woodmill Road, Clapton, was found guilty of one count of perverting the course of justice. He was jailed for 12 months.

Abraham Ibrahim contacted his victims through social media messaging apps. After exchanging messages, Ibrahim arranged to meet one of the victims outside of London in June 2018. He then went on to commit a number of serious sexual offences against her.

At around the same time, Ibrahim was also communicating with another girl aged 14, who lived in London. He met her several times and engaged in sexual activity.

Officers from Central Specialist Crime led the investigation, launched after the parents of one girl called police after finding explicit images on her phone. On 14 September 2018, officers executed a search warrant at Ibrahim’s home address and arrested him on suspicion of child abuse offences. He was bailed and further arrested at a later date when more offences came to light.

He was charged on 7 December 2018, and first appeared at Thames Magistrates’ Court that day.

Yousef Ibrahim was found guilty of perverting the course of justice; this charge related to his contacting a friend of one of the victims in January 2019, while his brother was on remand, and asking her to change her story.

He was subsequently arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice and witness intimidation on Thursday, 14 February.

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