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Trainee GP sentenced for grooming offence

|News, Sexual offences

A 35-year-old GP in training has been sentenced at Swansea Crown Court for attempting to meet a 15-year-old girl who he had groomed.

Jamil Rehman had contacted the girl on social media, not realising he was messaging a decoy profile set up by a paedophile hunter group.

He arranged to meet the teenager at Carmarthen, having travelled from the East Midlands, and had also booked a room nearby after making comments to her about kissing and hugging.

At the location he was confronted by members of the group who contacted the police. The investigation which followed revealed that he had contacted another 13-year-old girl suggesting a meeting.

Julie Jones of the CPS said: “It is fortunate that Jamil Rehman did not meet any children in this case, but it serves as a stark reminder to everyone of the dangers that children can face on social media.

“The CPS built a strong case against Rehman resulting in the jury convicting him.  Those convictions mean he is now registered as a sex offender.”

Jamil Rehman was sentenced to a total of 20 months’ imprisonment.

Notes to editors

  • Julie Jones is a Senior Crown Prosecutor in the CPS Cymru-Wales RASSO unit (Rape and Serious Sexual Offences).
  • Jamil Rehman (DOB: 14/3/1986) was convicted of attempting to meet a girl under 16 years following grooming (6/4/19) and attempting to arrange or facilitate the commission of a child sex offence (between 31/3/19 and 7/4/19) following trial.
  • Sentence took place on 7 September 2021.

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