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Showing 1 - 10 of 23 results for crime type "Sexual offences" & area "London North"

Convicted rapist Milton Brown guilty of further sexual offences

Milton Brown, 67, befriended his 29-year-old victim just as she had finished doing her grocery shopping at a Sainsbury’s in Hackney.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London North News

East London sex attacker who targeted five women convicted

Abdallah Baballah, 25, carried out the attacks on five lone women unknown to him over an 11-day period in July 2019.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London North News

Men jailed for raping 16-year-old in Camden

Abdi Ahmed, 32, and Ahmed Mohamed, 41, were sentenced at Wood Green Crown Court.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London North News

Rapist who strangled victim convicted

Yonattan Gonzalez Pineda, 33, choked his victim when she told him that she did not want to see him because she did not feel a romantic connection.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London North News

Former Great Ormond Street Hospital worker admits abusing children

A former Great Ormond Street Hospital porter has admitted a total of 69 sexual offence charges against children. Paul Farrell, 55, pleaded guilty to sexually abusing eight children between 1985 and 2020. This amounted to at least 500 instances of abuse.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, London North News

Men who robbed Stoke Newington brothel and raped women inside convicted

David Fonseca, 27, Adilson Mendes-Namdja-Uare, 23, and Edmilson Caimanque, 23, stormed their way into a Stoke Newington basement flat at around 11pm on 12 June 2019.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London North News

Rapist convicted after 23 years in east London 'cold case'

Gulzar Hussain, 40, raped a 32-year-old office worker after tricking her into walking through King Edward Memorial Park to reach a cab office in Shadwell on 17 October 1997.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London North News

Church minister jailed for child sex offences

Hugh Graham, 60, communicated with at least two children on the Grindr app before a police officer posing as a 13-year-old boy managed to foil him.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London North News

Man jailed for raping 15-year-old girl

Deangelo Brown, 23, targeted the schoolgirl in Harlesden High Street as she waited at a bus stop on her way to school.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, London North News

Church leader jailed for five years for abusing schoolboys

The abuse took place when Stephen Hardwicke was a leader and helper at the Way In church youth group connected to Stanmore Baptist Church.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London North News

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