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News | Tue 3rd Apr, 2018
Mohamoud, 31, specifically targeted vulnerable girls aged 12-15 via social media sites. Some, he knew, were in specialist residential or foster care. He bribed the girls with offers of money, clothes or drugs to meet with him and friends for sex. More was offered for unprotected sex. He asked them not to wear their school uniform to avoid detection.
Police cracked his phone pin and found evidence of 19 victims, involving thousands of messages, although only a small proportion felt able to support the prosecution.
The jury learnt after verdicts, that a few years earlier the defendant had been acquitted at trial of rape of a 15 year old girl in a park.
Mohamoud will be sentenced by HHJ Ferris at Isleworth following an assessment of dangerousness.
Emily Verity was instructed by Jonathan Shepherd at the CPS.
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