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Showing 1 - 10 of 13 results for crime type "Sexual offences" & area "London North"

Married man arrested in London phone box for trying to meet children

A married man has been jailed for six years for sharing indecent images of children and trying to meet children

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

Islington paedophile who made children watch him have sex is jailed

Alarm was only raised when the man’s partner and the mother of the two children called Islington Council to report the sexual abuse.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London North News

Children’s doctor sentenced for downloading indecent images of children

A paediatric doctor who downloaded 36 indecent images of children has been sentenced.

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

Edmonton man who abducted and sexually assaulted 10-year-old jailed

A man who lured a ten-year-old into his home by offering her chocolate biscuits and cake before sexually assaulting her has been jailed for 10 years.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London North News

Rapper convicted of hotel room sexual assault

A man has admitted sexually assaulting a woman in a hotel room. US rapper Jabari Shelton, 27, pleaded guilty today [3 January] on the day he was due to face trial at the Old Bailey.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London North News

Man jailed for possessing paedophile manuals

A man who possessed five paedophile manuals including a Harry Potter-inspired child sex abuse manual has been jailed.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London North News

Obstetrician admits possessing extreme pornographic images

A London obstetrician has admitted possessing extreme pornographic images.
Manish Gupta, 47, admitted two counts of possessing an extreme pornographic image and one count of possessing a prohibited image of a child at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Friday, 19 October.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London North News

Man jailed for 11 years after raping young girls

His first victim was 13-years-old when Ampadu, also 13 at the time, took her to a building and forced her to engage in sexual activity with him. He also filmed the act on his phone and used it to try and blackmail his victim into further encounters.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London North News

Football coach jailed after sexually assaulting young boy

Carl Wright, 58, has been jailed for three years and six months after admitting sexual activity with a child and false imprisonment

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London North News

Man who forced teen to engage in sexual act in Romford public toilet guilty

A man who confronted a schoolboy in a public toilet and forced him to engage in a sexual act has been convicted of his crimes.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London North News

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