#AceNewsReport – Sept.21: Harrison had pleaded not guilty, but was found guilty, after a unanimous verdict by the jury of: Three counts of rape and Two counts of indecency with a child:
#AceDailyNews reports on an #HistoricSexAbuse Case: A man has been sentenced Graham Harrison, 56, (13/09/1965) of Newport St, Ryde, Isle of Wight was sentenced on Friday, 17 September following a two week trial at Wood Green Court in August and he was sentenced at the same court to six years in prison
CASE NOTES: The court heard Harrison was aged between 14 and 17-years-old when he committed the multiple offences: The crimes took place in north London between 1979 and 1983 and started when the girl was just seven-years-old. It was during time when they were left alone that Harrison would make the little girl touch him sexually and also rape her: The victim came forward to police in 2017, more than 35 years after the initial offences, and an investigation was launched.
DC Adam Downs, from the Serious Sexual Offences Team, based at Holborn Police Station, said: “Tackling violence against women and girls remains a priority for the Metropolitan Police Service: Rape and other serious sexual offences are devastating crimes that can have a lasting impact on victims, their families and communities: The sentence is a reminder that historic sexual abuse will always be taken seriously. It is never too late to report these types of offences. I would like to thank the victim for her strength and perseverance: I would urge anyone who has been a victim to please report it. We will do all we can to investigate, so that perpetrators are brought to justice and victims receive the appropriate support: We have specially trained officers who work closely with highly skilled, specialist and emphatic partners to ensure that anyone who has experienced rape, or sexual assault, can have the access they need.”
#AceNewsReport – Sept.21: Moises Alexis Reyes-Canales, aka Psicopata, aka Convicto, 23, of Annapolis, pleaded guilty to the offenses on May 5. According to court documents, Reyes-Canales was a member and associate of MS-13 and participated in a racketeering conspiracy that included assaults, murder, attempted murder, robbery and drug trafficking.
#AceDailyNews reports that a Maryland man was sentenced yesterday to 35 years in prison for conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise, murder and attempted murder in aid of racketeering, and other charges in connection with his La Mara Salvatrucha, aka “MS-13” gang, activities between 2015 and 2019.
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Specifically, in 2016, Reyes-Canales participated in the murder of a suspected rival gang member and conspired and attempted to murder two victims in Annapolis. In addition, between January 2016 and February 2017, Reyes-Canales and other MS-13 members/associates sold cocaine and marijuana to raise funds for the gang. The drug proceeds were used to purchase more narcotics and weapons, and to send to MS-13 members and associates in other states and in El Salvador.
“Due to the diligent work of our law enforcement partners and the department prosecutors in this case, Reyes-Canales and his MS-13 co-defendants will no longer be able to victimize the Annapolis community,” said Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite Jr. of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division. “Reyes-Canales and his co-defendants murdered one victim and attempted to murder two others, causing irreparable harm to the victims and their families. We will never stop pursuing those MS-13 gang members who intimidate and harm our communities.”
Co-defendants Marlon Cruz-Flores, 25, Fermin Gomez-Jimenez, 23, and Manuel Martinez-Aguilar, aka “El Lunatic” and “Zomb,” 22, all of Annapolis, previously pleaded guilty to the racketeering conspiracy and gun charge; both Gomez-Jimenez and Cruz-Flores were sentenced to 38 years in prison and Martinez-Aguilar was sentenced to 24 years. Co-defendant David Diaz-Alvarado, 20, of Annapolis, pleaded guilty to murder in aid of racketeering in connection with his MS-13 gang activities. Co-defendant Juan Carlos Sandoval-Rodriguez, 23, of Annapolis, was convicted on Oct. 31, 2019, of murder in aid of racketeering and conspiracy to commit murder in aid of racketeering for the murder of Victim 1 after an 11-day jury trial; he faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison at his sentencing, which is scheduled for Feb. 10, 2022. All of the defendants remain detained.
This case is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts and dismantles the highest-level criminal organizations that threaten the United States using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.
Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Anne Arundel Police Department, the Annapolis Police Department and the Anne Arundel State’s Attorney Office investigated the case.
Trial Attorneys Matthew Hoff and Samantha Mildenberg Loiero of the Criminal Division’s Organized Crime and Gang Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Zachary Stendig of the District of Maryland are prosecuting the case.
Anyone with information about MS-13 is encouraged to provide their tips to law enforcement. The FBI and Homeland Security Investigations both have nationwide tip lines that you can call to report what you know. You can reach the FBI at 1-866-STP-MS13 (1-866-787-6713), or you can call HSI at 1-866-DHS-2-ICE.
#AceNewsReport – Sept.20: According to court documents, between July 24, 2008 and July 29, 2013, Marques operated a free anonymous hosting service located on the dark web, an area of the internet that is only accessible by means of special software, allowing users and website operators to remain anonymous or untraceable. The hosting service hosted websites that allowed users to view and share images documenting the sexual abuse of children, including the abuse of prepubescent minors and violent sexual abuse. The investigation revealed that the hosting service contained over 200 child exploitation websites that housed millions of images of child exploitation material. Over 1.97 million of these images and/or videos were not previously known by law enforcement. Many of these images involved sadistic abuse of infants and toddlers.
#AceDailyNews reports that a dual national of the United States and Ireland was sentenced yesterday to 324 months, or 27 years, in federal prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release for conspiracy to advertise child pornography…… “Eric Marques was one of the largest facilitators of child pornography in the world,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Jonathan F. Lenzner for the District of Maryland. “
“The defendant’s web service anonymously hosted hundreds of insidious criminal communities dedicated to the sexual exploitation of children, which openly and notoriously spread millions of images of child sexual abuse across the globe,” said Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite Jr. of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division. “This complex, global investigation, lengthy and successful extradition, and substantial jail sentence are proof of the Department’s steadfast and unwavering commitment to identifying and bringing to justice criminals who hide behind anonymous networks to abuse and exploit the world’s children.”
“ This is an egregious case where one individual hosted and helped others to share millions of horrific images and videos of the abuse of children, including more than a million not previously known to law enforcement, and attempted to keep the abuse hidden on the dark web. We are grateful to our law enforcement partners here and abroad for helping us to bring Eric Marques to justice. We will continue to do everything we can to find and prosecute those who use the anonymity of the internet to perpetuate the cruel and heartless business of the sexual abuse of children.”
“Today’s sentencing of Eric Marques sends a clear message to perpetrators of this egregious crime that no matter where you are in the world, law enforcement will hold you accountable and bring you to justice,” said Assistant Director Calvin Shivers of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division. “The FBI combats crimes against children and stands up for vulnerable children across the globe.”
“Europol is pleased to have played its part in what ranks as one of the most important investigations ever conducted into child sexual abuse,” said Head of the European Cybercrime Centre Edvardas Šileris of Europol. “I applaud the great work of the FBI and our many other law enforcement partners in Europe and beyond for their cooperation on a global scale to tackle this most heinous crime and bring this dangerous individual before court. Ensuring the safety of children by identifying those who have been victimized and educating children to avoid these harms remains a top priority for Europol.”
As described in public documents, this case was a part of a path-marking global investigation that targeted thousands of users of more than 200 websites operating on the Tor network and dedicated to the trade of child pornography. The Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), the FBI and Europol conceived of and executed a globally coordinated criminal investigation of then-unparalleled scope, which pooled resources of over a dozen countries that deployed over 70 law enforcement agents to Europol, which served as the hub for operational support, facilities, and information sharing. Through this investigation, more than 200 child sexual exploitation websites were taken offline (along with hundreds of other sites sponsoring or facilitating criminal activity); the activities of tens of thousands of online child pornographers were disrupted; over four million images and videos of child sexual abuse were seized (including more than 100 previously unknown series of child abuse images and new images from more than 50 existing series); and dozens of offenders were identified and prosecuted throughout the world.
The FBI’s Violent Crime Section, Child Exploitation Operational Unit and the Violent Crimes Against Children International Task Force conducted the investigation with significant assistance from the Legal Attaché London Office, An Garda Síochána, and Europol. The Department of Justice’s Office of International Affairs provided significant assistance in bringing Marques to the United States and procuring foreign evidence during the investigation.
Deputy Chief Keith A. Becker and Trial Attorney Ralph Paradiso of CEOS and Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas M. Sullivan of the District of Maryland prosecuted the case.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse, launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and CEOS, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.
#AceNewsReport – Sept.19: Beginning in 2012, Fahd, 35, conspired with others to recruit AT&T employees at a call center located in Bothell, Washington, to unlock large numbers of cellular phones for profit. Fahd recruited and bribed AT&T employees to use their AT&T credentials to unlock phones for ineligible customers. Later in the conspiracy, Fahd had the bribed employees install custom malware and hacking tools that allowed him to unlock phones remotely from Pakistan. In September 2020, he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
#AceDailyNews reports that the overall loss to ‘AT&T Estimated’at more than $200 Million: Muhammad Fahd, a citizen of Pakistan and Grenada, was sentenced today to 12 years in prison for his leadership role in a seven-year scheme to unlawfully unlock nearly 2 million phones to defraud AT&T Inc. (AT&T), inflicting more than $200 million in losses.
At the sentencing hearing U.S. District Judge Robert S. Lasnik for the Western District of Washington noted that Fahd had committed a “terrible cybercrime over an extended period,” even after he was aware that law enforcement was investigating.
Cellular phones such as iPhones cost hundreds of dollars. To make the phones more affordable, during the relevant time, AT&T subsidized the purchase cost of phones or sold phones to customers under installment plans. Unlocking a phone effectively removes it from AT&T’s network, thereby allowing the account holder to avoid having to pay AT&T for service or to make any payments for purchase of the phone.
According to records filed in the case, in approximately June or July of 2012, using the alias “Frank Zhang,” Fahd contacted an AT&T employee through Facebook. Fahd offered the employee significant sums of money if the employee would help Fahd secretly unlock phones at AT&T. Fahd also asked the employee to recruit other AT&T employees to help with the unauthorized unlocks.
Fahd instructed the recruited employees to set up fake businesses and bank accounts for those businesses, to receive payments and to create fictitious invoices for every deposit made into the fake businesses’ bank accounts to create the appearance that the money was payment for genuine services.
In the spring of 2013, AT&T implemented a new unlocking system that made it more difficult for the bribed employees to unlock IMEIs for Fahd. In response, Fahd hired a software developer to design malware that could be installed without authorization on AT&T’s computer system to unlock phones more efficiently and in larger numbers. At Fahd’s request, the employees provided confidential information to Fahd about AT&T’s computer system and unlocking procedures to assist in this process. Fahd also had the employees install malware on AT&T’s computers that captured information about AT&T’s computer system and the network access credentials of other AT&T employees. Fahd provided the information to his malware developer, so the developer could tailor the malware to work on AT&T’s computers.
AT&T’s forensic analysis shows the total number of cellular telephones fraudulently unlocked by members of the scheme was 1,900,033 phones. AT&T has further determined that the loss it suffered because customers, whose cellular phones were illegally unlocked, failed to complete payments for their cellular telephones was $201,497,430.94.
Judge Lasnik ordered restitution of $200,620,698. (The difference between this amount and the total loss reflects restitution ordered against bribed AT&T employees in related prosecutions.)
Fahd was indicted in 2017 and arrested in Hong Kong in 2018. He was extradited and appeared in U.S. District Court in Seattle in August 2019. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud in September 2020.
This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Seattle field office of the U.S. Secret Service, IRS-CI and the U.S. Department of Justice. The Justice Department’s Office of International Affairs provided significant assistance.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Andrew Friedman and Francis Franze-Nakamura of the Western District of Washington and Senior Counsel Anthony Teelucksingh of the Criminal Division’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section.
#AceNewsReport – Sept.19: Devon Erickson, 20, was convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of classmate Kendrick Castillo, along with 45 other charges in connection with the 2019 attack at STEM School Highlands Ranch….
#AceDailyNews sys that a school shooter in suburban Denver was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Friday after a jury found Erickson partnered with fellow student Alec McKinney to plan the attack for weeks
Castillo, 18, was hailed as a hero for trying to stop Erickson’s deadly massacre, which also injured eight people.
A jury found Erickson partnered with fellow student Alec McKinney to plan the attack for weeks. McKinney testified he wanted to target students who mocked him because he was transgender.
Judge Theresa Michelle Slade added hundreds of years to Erickson’s mandatory life sentence after hearing lengthy and emotional testimony from survivors.
“I don’t think there is anything I can say to you, Mr. Erickson, that would make any difference,” Slade said, adding the shooter never tried to explain his actions.
Erickson was stone-faced as the verdict was read, but his voice broke when the judge asked him if he wanted to speak, right after his family members testified that they loved him.
McKinney was sentenced to life in prison last year, but could be eligible for parole after 20 years since he was a juvenile.
The two shooters targeted a dark classroom where students were watching a movie. They entered through separate doors to maximize the carnage, and planned to have McKinney die, either by suicide or at the hands of his cohort, according to prosecutors.
The massacre was thwarted when Castillo and two other students, Joshua Jones and Brendan Bialy, charged Erickson as his gun jammed. McKinney was arrested by a security guard.
“He killed Kendrick, and he didn’t care,” Jones said in court. “I would implore you to put him in jail for as long as you can.”
“The defendant is a loser,” Bialy said. “He walked into a classroom, armed, with vulnerable students, and he lost.”
Erickson’s father, Jim Erickson, read aloud the names of the victims and apologized to the community.
“We pray for these people every day,” he said through tears.
#AceNewsReport – Sept.19: All four were convicted of murder at the Old Bailey on Wednesday, 11 August. They were sentenced at the same court on Friday, 17 September. ….
#AceDailyNews reports that four men have been jailed for murder of #NHS worker in Newham
1./ Mohammad Jalloh, 19 (05.12.01), of Watt Street, Wapping, and Vagnei Colubali, 23 (18.01.98) of Suffolk Road, Enfield, must each serve at least 27 years in jail for the murder of 24-year-old David Gomoh last year.
2./ David Ture, 19 (09.11.01) of Bloomsbury Street, Camden, was sentenced to at least 26 years while Alex Melaku, 18 (16.9.03) of Bishopsdale, Telford, was handed a minimum of 21 years.
Detective Chief Inspector Laurence Smith, who led the investigation, said: “These four defendants carried out a senseless attack on a completely innocent man and there is absolutely no doubt that London is a safer place with them behind bars: Despite the significant evidence linking them to this crime, all four refused to admit to their actions meaning David’s family and friends had to sit through a trial and re-live the worst night of their lives: “ Our thoughts, as always, remain with them and we hope they can now begin to grieve for the loss of their son and brother.”……….David was stabbed at least nine times by the group as he walked down Freemasons Road, E16 while on the phone to his girlfriend on 26 April 2020: He managed to stagger back to his home address where he collapsed on the ground outside. Despite being given emergency surgery in the street, David died soon after arriving at hospital: David was not involved in any gang but was targeted by the defendants because he lived in the wrong part of Newham and so was classed as a ‘rival’…..On the day of the murder, the four men armed themselves with knives and set out from a hotel in Stratford towards Canning Town in a stolen car fitted with false plates……….CCTV played in court showed that less than an hour before they set upon David, the defendants came across another man who they chased, carrying their weapons in their hands. Fortunately, he managed to outrun the group……..Cameras on board a bus then captured the car turning its lights off and stopping beside David, who turned to run as the doors to the vehicle opened. The attack itself was also caught on CCTV………His girlfriend, who he was speaking to at the time, heard a male voice ask ‘where are you from’ before the phone call ended.
CASE NOTES: Detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command quickly began an investigation and the stolen car was found abandoned in Lincoln Road, E13, less than a mile from the scene of the fatal stabbing: A pair of sunglasses were found on the back seat of the vehicle, with DNA evidence linking them to Mohammad Jalloh. Another pair of sunglasses was recovered from the scene of the attack; DNA from the 17-year-old was found upon the left arm: During a search of Ture’s address, a series of graphic drawings were located which appeared to depict the fatal stabbing. Not only was the address of the murder identified but the clothing worn by the group was also shown.
David’s mum Marian said: “David’s murder is without doubt the hardest thing my family and I have been through. It is something that no parent should ever go through. While this has been painful beyond words, I am beyond grateful to God that we have seen justice and the four men who took my son’s life have been found guilty: “ The family would like to thank all the first responders on the scene that fateful night; the media, the police, especially the investigating officers, who have worked so hard to secure justice for David Jason Junior Gomoh, who was such a charismatic, intelligent and focused young gentleman: “ Nothing will bring back a life that was so full of promise and hope, a life that was brutally taken away from us; but we are grateful that now we can begin to mourn and build a fitting legacy for David.”
#AceNewsReport – Sept.14: In handing down the sentence, United States District Judge Donovan W. Frank described the attack orchestrated by Hari as a highly sophisticated and premeditated act of domestic terrorism.
#AceDailyNews reports that Emily Claire Hari, 50, f/k/a Michael Hari, was sentenced to life in prison for the Aug. 5, 2017, bombing of the Dar al-Farooq (DAF) Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minnesota….
On Dec. 9, 2020, following a five-week trial, Hari was convicted by a federal jury on all five counts of the indictment, including intentionally defacing, damaging and destroying religious property because of the religious character of that property; intentionally obstructing and attempting to obstruct, by force and the threat of force, the free exercise of religious beliefs; conspiracy to commit federal felonies by means of fire and explosives; carrying and using a destructive device during and in relation to crimes of violence; and possession of an unregistered destructive device.
“Hari sought to terrorize an entire faith community. Today’s sentence makes clear that such acts of hate-fueled terror will not be tolerated,” said Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco. “The Dar al-Farooq community has shown powerful strength and resolve during this case. As demonstrated by this verdict and sentence against Hari, the Justice Department will prosecute hate crimes to the full extent of the law, including those that target places of worship and other religious sites.”
“Today, the person responsible for the 2017 bombing of the Dar al-Farooq mosque has been sentenced to 53 years in prison,” said Acting U.S. Attorney W. Anders Folk for the District of Minnesota. “Through our system of justice, the Minnesota community has collectively condemned this hate-fueled attack and decisively upheld every individual’s constitutional right to live and worship free from violence and intimidation. As we mark the closing of a painful chapter, it is my hope that the members of Dar al-Farooq and the broader faith community impacted by this attack will continue to heal and regain a sense of safety and security.”
“Acts of violence, motivated by hatred toward individuals simply based on their faith, will not be tolerated by the FBI or our Minnesota law enforcement partners,” said Special Agent in Charge Michael Paul of the FBI’s Minneapolis Field Office. “Violent criminals such as those responsible for this cowardly act, will be held accountable for their hate crimes and disgraceful attempts at intimidation. This sentence demonstrates our continued commitment to the FBI’s core mission – to defend all communities and to protect the rights of all Americans.”
As proven at trial, during the summer of 2017, Hari established a terrorist militia group called “The White Rabbits” in Clarence, Illinois. Hari recruited co-defendants Michael McWhorter and Joe Morris to join the militia, which Hari outfitted with paramilitary equipment and assault rifles. On Aug. 4 and 5, 2017, Hari, McWhorter and Morris drove in a rented pickup truck from Illinois to Bloomington, Minnesota, to bomb the DAF Islamic Center. Hari targeted DAF specifically to terrorize Muslims into believing they are not welcome in the United States and should leave the country.
As proven at trial, Hari, McWhorter, and Morris arrived at DAF on Aug. 5, 2017, at approximately 5:00 a.m. At Hari’s direction, Morris used a sledgehammer to break the window of the Imam’s office at DAF and threw a plastic container with a mixture of diesel fuel and gasoline into the office. Then, also at Hari’s direction, McWhorter lit the fuse on a 20-pound black powder pipe bomb and threw it through the broken window. McWhorter and Morris ran back to the truck where Hari was waiting in the driver’s seat. The three men sped away from the building and drove back to Illinois. When the pipe bomb exploded, the blast caused extensive damage to the Imam’s office. It also ignited the gasoline and diesel mixture, causing extensive fire and smoke damage. At the time of the bombing, several worshipers were gathered in the mosque for morning prayers.
On Jan. 24, 2019, McWhorter and Morris pleaded guilty to their roles in the bombing. Their sentencing hearings are yet to be scheduled.
This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the FBI’s Minneapolis and Springfield Divisions with assistance from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Bloomington Police Department and the Bloomington Fire Department.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Allison Ethen and Trial Attorney Timothy Visser of the Civil Rights Division.
#AceNewsReport – Sept.13: On Tuesday, 30 March officers from Beckton and Royal Docks Neighbourhoods teams, supported by Newham’s Neighbourhood Tasking Team, executed a drugs warrant at a residential address in Silvertown, E16:
#AceDailyNews reports Georgis Kefeyalew, 45 (10.12.75) of Silvertown, E16 appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Wednesday, 8 September where he was sentenced to nine years imprisonment for possession with intent to supply a Class B drug [cannabis], two counts of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs [heroin and crack cocaine], and possession of criminal property. The sentence was reduced to six years imprisonment due to the defendant’s guilty plea: The case against the defendant and the large seizures of drugs and criminal property were the result of a collaborative investigation by officers from the local CID, Drugs Focus team, Neighbourhoods Policing, Forensic Practitioners and Economic Crime officers.
CASE NOTES: During the search a large quantity of Class A and Class B drugs were seized along with a quantity of cash: The drugs were analysed and estimated to be valued in excess of £90,000 with an estimated street value of around £750,000: Kefeyalew was arrested at the address and was taken to an east London police station where he was charged, on 31 March, with possession with intent to supply a Class B drug [cannabis], two counts of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs [heroin and crack cocaine], and possession of criminal property: Officers also found £39,000 in cash at the property, which was seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act. A successful application was made by police to retain the seized funds for use in future operations to target crime and anti-social behaviour:
Sergeant James Mason said: “This investigation has prevented a significant amount of drugs from being sold on the streets of London: In addition, the seizure of the cash and the drugs has dismantled what was clearly an organised and brazen drug supply operation and disrupted access to drugs for dealers on a local level: Police understand the misery that drugs can bring to local people and the negative affect that it has on neighbourhoods. The sentence handed down clearly demonstrates how seriously drug supply is taken and also the positive impact of local communities working with their police service to remove the stain of drugs from the areas where they live, work and raise their families.”
Do you have information about somewhere you think is being used to deal or create drugs? If you have information that could help keep your community safe, but don’t want to speak to police, please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They do not ask your name and cannot trace your call or I.P address.
Any young people who have information about drug dealing or want information about the consequences of drug crime, can visit www.fearless.org to where they can pass on information anonymously – your I.P address will not be traced. Fearless is part of the Crimestoppers charity, and is also independent of the police.
#AceNewsReport – Sept.12: He was also issued with a restraining order and placed on the sex offenders register: Miah had pleaded not guilty to all charges on Wednesday, 20 January….
#AceDailyNews reports that a Newham man Afzul Miah, 42 (31.10.78) of Victoria Avenue, E6 was sentenced to ten years’ imprisonment on Thursday, 9 September, at Snaresbrook Crown Court after being convicted of rape, grievous bodily harm, three counts of actual bodily harm and two counts of common assault.
COURT CASE NOTES: Snaresbrook Crown Court heard that on 4 March 2020, Miah assaulted the victim with a knife, causing a cut to her hand which required hospital treatment. When he accompanied her to the hospital he pressured her to lie about how she sustained the injury: Between the period of 8 March 2021 and 11 March 2021, Miah seriously assaulted, sexually assaulted and raped the victim. She managed to escape and sought refuge at a nearby shop where staff called police.
DI Jeremy McDermott from the Safeguarding team at the Met’s North East basic command unit said: “Miah’s actions were sadistically cruel and manipulative and were a threat to women. He has now faced justice for his crimes, which will sadly leave a lasting impact on the victim and her family. The victim is being supported by specialist officers: Rape, abuse and sexual offences are inexcusably horrific crimes. I would urge any victims to please talk to us and report it. We have specially trained officers who work closely with partner organisations to provide the right support. Please do not suffer in silence, because we are here to help: We will always do everything we possibly can to bring offenders to justice, just as we have done in this case.”
#AceNewReport – Sept.11: Cases involving the coercion and sexual exploitation of children are among the most heart-wrenching and disturbing cases that federal prosecutors confront. This case is particularly troubling because, as the prosecutor in this case stated in a court filing, ‘[Zenga] abused the most sacred trust a human being can be given, responsibility for the health and well-being of another living soul,’”noted acting United States Attorney Richard B. Myrus. “
#AceDailyNews reports that a former navy commander has been sentences to life in federal prison for coercing a minor and child pornography charges after an ICE investigation …
Thanks to the work of our dedicated law enforcement partners both here and abroad, this defendant has been held to account for his vile crimes. We hope that today’s result will provide some relief to the victim in knowing that the man who preyed upon her will be safely locked away.”
Lieutenant Commander Ronald W. Zenga, 45, of Middletown, Rhode Island, pleaded guilty on November 19, 2020, to coercion of a minor, distribution of child pornography, receipt of child pornography, and possession of child pornography. He was sentenced today by U.S. District Court Chief Judge John J. McConnell, Jr., to life in federal prison and lifetime federal supervised release and pay restitution to the victim in the amount of $500,000.
“Ronald Zenga committed heinous crimes and had the audacity to brag about his exploits online — hubris which ultimately led to his arrest. The abuse and exploitation of children is deeply cruel, violating the trust and safety of victims and generating trauma that may never fully heal. We hope that today’s sentence provides a measure of justice to those he harmed,” said Matthew Millhollin, Special Agent in Charge for the Homeland Security Investigations’ Boston Field Office. “Homeland Security Investigations is grateful to our international partners for their vigilance and assistance in this case.”
“Today’s sentencing closes the case for the exceptional team of investigators and prosecutors that worked tirelessly to pursue Mr. Zenga for his crimes, but today our thoughts are with his victims who continue to suffer from his actions,” said Colonel James M. Manni, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety. “The Rhode Island State Police is grateful for the definitive outcome of this investigation and proud to work with this outstanding group of law enforcement agencies to bring justice to Mr. Zenga’s victims.”
According to court documents and information provided to the court, in September 2018, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents in Providence received information from the Bedfordshire Police Department (BPD) in the United Kingdom that an individual, later identified as Zenga, was communicating with a BPD agent through a Russian file sharing website. The communications graphically described ongoing sexual encounters with a young minor child. Zenga described several years of sexual encounters with a child, dating back to the child’s prepubescent years.
On October 17, 2018, HSI agents and members of the Rhode Island State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested Zenga and executed a court-authorized search of his Middletown residence. Forensic previews of Zenga’s electronic devices resulted in the discovery of emails and files of child pornography shared, received, and possessed by Zenga.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John P. McAdams.
#AceNewsReport – Sept.10: Saeed was previously found guilty of the offence by a jury at Barbican Nightingale Court on 3 September 2020: During trial, the court heard how in May 2013 Saeed had befriended a 39-year-old woman via an online dating site…..
#AceDailyNews reports on Romance Fraudster Case: Qaiser Saeed, 40 [25.9.80] of Botwell Lane, Hayes, appeared at Isleworth Crown Court on Tuesday, 7 September where he was sentenced to three years imprisonment for fraud by false representation.
COURT NOTES: Over the course of around four months, Saeed constructed a web of lies including his claims that he was a single man who owned his own company: He also claimed that his bank account had been frozen due to him being a victim of fraud and, taking advantage of the victim’s trusting nature, deceived her into transferring large sums of money into his account that he claimed would pay his employees’ wages until his account was unfrozen: In reality, Saeed was a married man with children who worked as a security guard: The money sent to him by the victim totaled £47,650.
CASE NOTES: Police arrested Saeed on 10 April 2014 on suspicion of fraud. Following his arrest he was released on police bail pending further enquiries: On 19 April 2014 he breached his bail conditions and fled the country to Pakistan in an attempt to evade justice: Five years later, on 30 September 2019, Saeed brazenly flew into Heathrow on a student Visa. To his surprise he was arrested at the airport on suspicion of fraud and was charged the following day with fraud by false representation.
Detective Sergeant James Harbour said: “Qaiser Saeed wilfully deceived the victim telling lie upon lie in order to deceive her into parting with her money: Scammers, such as Saeed, are skilled liars who weave a complex web of falsehoods in order to manipulate vulnerable or trusting people, playing on their emotions before taking their money under false pretences: Anyone can fall victim, regardless of age or gender. It is not unusual for victims to feel too embarrassed to tell police or a trusted person, or they may continue to believe that the suspect is telling them the truth as the reality of being scammed by someone they cared about is too difficult to contemplate: I urge anyone who has fallen victim to this type of fraud to get in touch with police straight away. There is nothing to be embarrassed about and you will be supported by officers who understand how this despicable crime works and will support you.”
#AceNewsReport – Clayton had been convicted at the same court on Friday, 21 May following a trial: The offences, which related to seven male victims, spanned decades. They took place between 1976 and 2017. One of the victims was abused by Clayton for more than 30 years…
#AceDailyNews reports that a 30 year sentence for man who subjected boys and young men to decades of abuse: Nigel Clayton, 73 (18.6.48) of Sutton Common Road, Sutton appeared at Croydon Crown Court on Monday, 6 September where he was sentenced to 30 years’ imprisonment for 31 counts of sexual assault, rape and possessing indecent images.
Jailed: Nigel Clayton
The abuse took place at various locations in south London, including one incident at a funeral. Clayton also used the office of a car garage he purported to jointly own to carry out his assaults, even setting up a bed inside.
He used a variety of tactics to gain access to his victims, including persuading a number of them to do odd jobs for him in return for a small amount of money. On other occasions he offered gifts, held debts over them, made threats, and, later on, used physical force.
The victims were all boys or young adults when they were abused. In the majority of cases they had no relationship with their biological father, which Clayton used to his advantage.
He also used lies as a way to try and justify his actions; claiming to be a doctor, saying that he knew about child development, or that he had knowledge of modelling.
In 2016, one of the victims bravely contacted police to report the abuse they had been subjected to. An investigation was launched by detectives from the South Area Safeguarding Unit. As a result of enquiries, the remaining seven victims were identified.
Clayton was arrested in February 2020 and was subsequently charged with various offences.
Detective Constable Candice Burley said: “Clayton is a predatory and manipulative individual who specifically targeted victims he knew to be vulnerable; engineering situations which afforded him close contact with them in order to carry out his abuse: One victim was under his control for more than 30 years, suffering regular sexual assaults. The long term effect of such prolonged abuse is difficult to comprehend: I extend my utmost respect and thanks to all of the victims for their courage in speaking up and ensuring Clayton was brought to justice for his heinous crimes: It is of course possible there are further victims out there and I would urge anyone with information to come forward. You will be supported by specially trained officers who, as this conviction shows, are committed to the investigation of sexual offences and ensuring those responsible are held accountable.”
#AceNewsReport – Sept.02: John Robinson (01/01/2000) of no fixed abode was previously sentenced to two years imprisonment on 11 December 2020 after pleading guilty to affray and two counts of possession of an offensive weapon.
#AceDailyNews says four men have been sentenced to a total of 28 years in prison after an altercation which led to weapons being brandished in the street
1./ Sabir Abdulkhadir (01/02/2000) Rawcliffe Street, Manchester was sentenced to 14 years and three months in prison after pleading guilty to affray and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.
2./ Ismail Abdullahi (01/01/1999) Chetwood Drive, Bolton was sentenced to five years and 10 months in prison after pleading guilty to affray and possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.
3./ Abdul Malik Said (01/01/2000) of no fixed abode was sentenced to six years and three months in prison after pleading guilty to affray and possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. He was previously sentenced to three years imprisonment on 8 June 2021 after pleading guilty to possession with intent to supply crack cocaine and heroin.
On Saturday 7 November 2020, Abdullahi, Abdulkadir and Said, drove to Bolton in a BMW to go meet with Robinson at Fernhurst Grove.
Abdulkadir was wielding a shot gun and Abdullahi was in possession of a knife as they approached Robinson who was wielding both a knife and hammer.
Following an altercation between the three men and Robinson, a shot was fired by Abdulkadir which missed Robinson. Robinson then proceeded to smash the windows of the BMW before walking away.
As Robinson walked away, Abdulkadir fired the shot gun into his back before the three men – Abdullahi, Abdulkadir and Said – made off on foot.
Officers who attended the scene recovered the BMW as well as two shot gun cartridges and a knife for forensic examination. Inside the car the police discovered a quantity of class A drugs.
Arrest warrants were carried out, and at the time of Said’s arrest, he was found to be in possession of a large quantity of class A drugs.
Detective Constable Ella Winters, of GMP’s Operation Challenger, said: “These men are ruthless and selfish individuals who are willing to hurt others without thinking of the consequences. Brandishing weapons in the street is completely unacceptable and could have resulted in innocent by passers being seriously hurt as a result:
Detective Sergeant Paul Quinn, of Operation Challenger, said “I would like to recognise the work of the Challenger Team in today’s results. The officers involved have shown incredible professionalism, drive and attention to detail, leaving no stone unturned as they worked with commitment and determination to identify and imprison this Organised Crime Group.
“As part of this investigation the team executed numerous warrants and recovered a quantity of class A drugs worth around £40,000 and substantial amounts of cash as well as recovering the firearm involved in this incident and ensuring it is taken off of the streets.
“I hope this time in prison gives them the time they need to reflect on their depraved actions.”
#AceNewsReport – Sept.01: They each pleaded guilty at the same court on Monday, 9 August to four counts of controlling prostitution. In addition, Edani pleaded guilty to three counts of arranging/facilitating travel for the purpose of exploitation while Stanley pleaded guilty to two counts of the same charge.
#AceDailyNews reports that two jailed people a man and a woman have been jailed for trafficking and exploiting young women as sex workers the court heard that the Brazilian women came to the UK expecting to be taking an English course that would last a few weeks – with their flight, passports, studies and accommodation paid for by Edani and Stanley.
Shana Stanley, 29 (01.01.92) and Hussain Edani, 31 (20.05.90), both of Northolt Road, Harrow, were sentenced at Harrow Crown Court on Friday, 27 August.
Stanley was sentenced to three years and seven months while Edani was sentenced to eight years and two months.
However, the women were soon stopped from attending the courses and instead were exploited into working as sex workers to pay back the costs they had incurred.
They were ordered to make at least £500 a day – often having between 15 and 20 clients a day, but they were only paid a weekly wage of £250 to £300.
Hidden cameras were installed in the victims’ rooms and they were threatened with footage being sent to their families if they did not do as they were asked.
One of the victims told police that she was ‘sold a dream that turned into a nightmare.’
The investigation by the Met’s Modern Slavery and Child Exploitation Team began on 22 March 2020 when police were called to an address in south Harrow where a woman told officers she was being kept as a slave and she wanted to go back to Brazil.
The court heard the victim had an argument with her ‘line manager’ – Stanley – that night over money. Stanley left the flat but soon returned and took all of the victim’s money as well as her passport before threatening her. The victim managed to call police and shout for help, but she was pushed by Stanley and the call dropped. Stanley left telling her she had ‘signed her own death warrant.’ The victim managed to take photos of Stanley on her phone before calling police back. Officers attended and safeguarded her.
The victim showed officers the photo of Stanley and told them her name.
A fuller picture of Edani and Stanley’s criminal operation came to light the next day when detectives took a statement from the victim. The victim began attending the English course in Manchester before she was contacted by Stanley and asked to go to London.
The next day Stanley took her shopping and paid for clothing and lingerie before sending her back to Manchester. Soon after she returned to London and met Stanley who told her she would no longer be attending the course. Instead she was given a contract to sign to ‘sell her body,’ being told if she did not sign it she would not be able to go back to Brazil. The victim told officers that at the time she thought signing the contract was her only way out.
She was taken to a flat in south Harrow and a hidden camera was installed in her bedroom, which Stanley said was for her safety. She was also given a mobile phone which she was ordered not to turn off so her movements could be tracked.
Stanley told her if she did not work as directed she would end up homeless on the streets of London and would never see her family again – who thought she was a cleaner.
She continued working until 22 March 2020 when she called the police following her argument with Stanley.
By speaking with the victim, detectives were able to identify another woman who had been trafficked from Brazil by the duo and exploited as a sex worker. She travelled with another woman and they had both believed they were coming over to study English.
They stayed in a hotel in Heathrow for several days before they met with Stanley, who said they would be put in a flat and would wear lingerie bought by her and meet with clients. Again they were told they should make £500 a day and would be paid £250 a week plus £50 for food, working from 10am/11am to midnight.
They were also taken shopping by Stanley and then photographed in the lingerie for an online advert. They were given work phones, which again tracked their movements, and Stanley’s number was saved as a contact under ‘manager.’ They communicated with her over WhatsApp where she sent client bookings. Cameras were also installed in their rooms and the women believed that Stanley monitored this CCTV on her mobile phone.
The women were not allowed to make friends and were escorted to the English course, which they were soon stopped from attending.
Both women eventually managed to escape from Stanley and Edani’s grasp.
On 15 April 2020, officers executed three search warrants at addresses in Wembley and they arrested Edani and Stanley. From these addresses, detectives seized several mobile phones and documentation linked to the ‘business’ and the victims. Detectives also found a hand-drawn company diagram which had Edani at the top, Stanley below as’ manager’ and then ‘girls’ underneath.
At Stanley’s address, officers seized various items including, mobile phones, a diary with price lists and appointments and multiple containers of condoms.
The documentation seized led detectives to a fourth victim – a UK national and law student who was recruited before the Brazilian victims by Edani under the pretence that he could get her modelling work. She had meetings with Edani and Stanley – who she believed to be her modelling agent – at luxury hotels in London and was told if she was serious about modelling she would have to move to London.
Shortly after she moved into a flat in Wembley with Stanley and again was taken shopping – believing the lingerie was for a modelling shoot.
The victim went out with friends while waiting for ‘work’, with the outings covered by Stanley. After a few weeks the victim found herself in the same as the other victims. She owed money and, not knowing how to get out of the situation, reluctantly agreed to work for Edani and Stanley. She managed to leave in August 2019.
All the victims told officers that Edani was the ‘boss’ and Stanley was their ‘line manager’ who also posted adverts online and arranged clients for them. The ‘business’ was portrayed to be a legal escort agency and if the women chose to go beyond that, for example taking money for sex, it was outside their knowledge.
However, the court heard that not only were the victims working as sex workers with the defendants’ knowledge, but also at their direction and under their control.
The defendants’ bank records showed thousands of pounds in cash being deposited into them, showing the financial gain they made from exploiting the victims.
Detective Constable Pete Brewster, the investigating officer, said: “Edani and Stanley lured their victims with false promises before manipulating them and exploiting them for their own financial gain. They had absolutely no regard for the victims or their wellbeing, including making them work long hours for very little in return – even when they were unwell. All they cared about was how much money they could make: The Met remains absolutely committed to doing all we can to protect women and girls, including those who are exploited by people like Edani and Stanley: Thanks to the courage and bravery of the victims, we were able to gather overwhelming evidence which resulted in Edani and Stanley having no option but to plead guilty, preventing them from harming others: The Met takes all reports of modern slavery extremely seriously and is committed to prosecuting those who engage in this pernicious crime. I would encourage anyone who has suffered from these kind of offences to contact police where they will be treated sensitivity and any allegations will be thoroughly investigated.”
#AceNewsReport – Aug.25: He initially portrayed himself as professional and trustworthy, becoming a means of support to the women, as they were beginning to get their lives back on track following their abuse. But his interactions became increasingly inappropriate and sexual in nature, with both victims feeling too intimidated to speak out due to his position as a police officer….
#AceDailyNews reports that Ex-police officer Erling Leask, 56, who was a community police officer with Northumbria Police, befriended the two domestic abuse victims in the early 2000s whilst on duty, before taking advantage of them …..
20 August 2021:
Leask’s first victim decided to report him to police years later when the distress caused by his abuse came back to her after she saw him leave a betting shop. Following this report, police contacted his second victim after the investigation revealed evidence of her complaint of indecent assault when Leask forcibly kissed her.
The woman described how the aftermath of the assault led her to drop out of college and left her feeling scared, belittled, and untrusting.
He was today sentenced to 20-months imprisonment suspended for two years at Newcastle Crown Court, and is required to carry out 100 hours unpaid work and participate in Rehabilitation Activity Requirement for a maximum of 50 days.
He pleaded guilty in May to one count of indecent assault and two counts of misconduct in public office.
Debbie Breen, District Crown Prosecutor for CPS North East, said: “Leask grossly abused his power as a police officer, selfishly taking advantage of two vulnerable women in the pursuit of his own sexual gratification. He showed no regard for the immense impact his actions had on them: I commend the bravery of both women in reporting Leask and supporting the prosecution’s case: At the CPS, where the evidence and public interest tests are met, we will always bring charges against sexual predators no matter the length of time between the offences and reporting. We want all victims who report to see their day in court.”
Erling Leask (04/12/64), pleaded guilty in May 2021 to one count of indecent assault and two counts of misconduct in public office. He is today (20/08/21) sentenced to 20-months imprisonment suspended for two years, and is required to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work and participate in Rehabilitation Activity Requirement for a maximum of 50 days.
Debbie Breen is a District Crown Prosecutor for CPS North East’s Rape and Serious Sexual Offence (RASSO) Unit
#AceNewsReport – Aug.18: Mathew Badibango, of Manorwood Drive, Whiston, was jailed for twelve years at Liverpool Crown Court today (Monday 16 August) after pleading guilty to being concerned in the supply of Class A and B drugs.
So far, the ongoing work of Operation Venetic to unmask drug dealers using encrochat devices has seen more than 140 arrests, 110 charged and 34 people being sentenced to a total of 402 years in prison across Merseyside.
Badibango, used the encrochat handle ‘Bagbangboomboom’ to distribute large quantities of cannabis, cocaine, heroin and amphetamine across Merseyside from his Whiston home.
He was arrested in September last year and later charged.
Investigations continue to recoup ill-gotten gains under the Proceeds of Crime Act, and so far we have recovered £1.8 million in cash, 110kg of cocaine and heroin, and four firearms with ammunition.
Detective Chief Inspector Matthew Smith said: “Today we have seen another sentencing as part of national Operation Venetic, which came about after law enforcement officials in Europe managed to crack the ‘encrochat’ service being used by criminals involved in serious and organised crime to carry out their business.
“Badibango was supplying large amounts of illegal drugs and generating vast profits in doing so. He will now perhaps take time to reflect on the risks he took and the harm he caused, while serving his jail time.
“Our work to track these criminals down and bring down serious and organised criminal groups remain ongoing. To those who we haven’t got to yet, our message is clear … expect the knock at the door.
“Merseyside Police, along with law enforcement agencies across the world, will leave no stone unturned in our pursuit of those people who think they are above the law, and we will continue to target anyone involved in serious organised crime to keep this positive momentum going.”
#AceNewsReport – Aug.14: A man from Manchester who sexually abused two boys has been jailed for 4 years: Hulme’s offending began in 1983 when he was residing at an address in Sale: He groomed the boys and indecently assaulted them, insisting that the abuse was educational. This abuse carried on for around three years.
#AceDailyNews Court Report: Historic Sex Abuse Case: A man from Manchester who sexually abused two boys Ian Hulme (24/05/49) of Ffordd Cae Glas, Rhuddlan has been jailed for four years and two months, after pleading guilty to indecent assaults that took place between 1983 and 1988.
Detective Constable Emma Cyprien, of GMP’s Trafford division, said: “Hulme is a manipulative and calculated man who abused these children for his own selfish gain: Child sexual abuse can create lasting trauma for victim’s which casts shade over their childhood: I hope today’s sentence gives Hulme the time he needs to reflect on his actions and sends a clear message to anyone who is thinking about engaging in this despicable behaviour, that it will not be tolerated.”
Greater Manchester is nationally recognised as a model of good practice in terms of support services available to victims.
If you or someone you know has been raped or sexually assaulted, we encourage you not to suffer in silence and report it to the police, or a support agency so you can get the help and support available.
– Saint Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre, Manchester provides a comprehensive and co-ordinated response to men, women and children who live or have been sexually assaulted within Greater Manchester. They offer forensic medical examinations, practical and emotional support as well as a counselling service for all ages. Services are available on a 24-hour basis and can be accessed by calling 0161 276 6515.
– Greater Manchester Rape Crisis is a confidential information, support and counselling service run by women for women over 18 who have been raped or sexually abused at any time in their lives. Call on 0161 273 4500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
– Survivors Manchester provides specialist trauma informed support to boys and men in Greater Manchester who have experienced sexual abuse, rape or sexual exploitation. Call 0161 236 2182
#AceNewsReport – Aug.13: Fadare, 39 (04.03.83) of Upton Road, Enfield appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Wednesday, 11 August and was sentenced to a total of 25 months’ imprisonment after previously pleading guilty to five sexual assaults.
#AceDailyNewsreports a man has been jailed for 25-months and a five-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order and will be made to sign the Sex Offenders Register for 5-sexual assaults in east and central London after detectives pieced together CCTV footage and financial evidence to link Adekunle Olaleye Fadare to five separate sexual assaults, four of which took place on the same day.
COURT CASE NOTES: On Tuesday, 20 October 2020 Fadare arrived in Chingford shortly before 07:25hrs and over the following four and a half hours carried out the four indiscriminate sexual assaults.
Shortly after arriving in Chingford, Fadare attempted to buy food using his bank card. After the payment was declined he made off with the food without paying. This declined payment would later play a key role in helping detectives place Fadare in Chingford at the time the offences took place.
After fleeing the scene, Fadare encountered the first victim, a 23-year-old woman on Hall Lane, E4 as she walked to work.
The victim became aware of Fadare walking behind her and she attempted to quicken her pace to get away from him. Fadare touched her inappropriately from behind before grabbing her arm as he drew level with her. He then asked the woman where she was going.
The victim told him to go away and Fadare walked a few paces past her before turning around and walked back toward her.
In order to avoid him, the victim ducked into a side street. Fadare walked back in the same direction he had just come from.
From Hall Lane, Fadare made his way to Chingford Mount Road where he targeted a 15-year-old girl waiting at a bus stop on her way to school.
At approximately 07:40hrs Fadare approached her and sexually assaulted her by touching. Whilst carrying out the assault he also made lewd comments to the victim.
In a state of shock she backed away from Fadare telling him to leave her alone.
After this second assault, Fadare then made his way to the borders of Leyton and Hackney.
At around 11:40hrs on a pathway in Lea Valley Park, Fadare chanced upon a 31-year-old woman out with her child.
She was walking along a pathway in Lea Valley Park, as she continued towards a footbridge she noticed Fadare walking towards her. He did not move out of her way and once she was close enough, he again sexually assaulted her by touching her.
Following the assault, the victim she quickly towards the bridge, as she looked back she could see Fadare looking at her and smiling. He then turned and headed towards some bushes.
Approximately 20 minutes after this assault Fadare attacked a fourth victim, a 30-year-old woman also out with her child in Lea Valley Park. The victim had stopped to look at some horses in a paddock. Whilst standing near the fence she noticed from the corner of her eye, Fadare approaching her.
He walked past her child and stopped behind her. As she turned round and faced him, he then sexually assaulted her. Believing Fadare wanted to rob her, the victim got her phone out and told him to take it. This movement allowed the victim to break free from Fadare’s grip and run away with her child.
Days later, on Thursday, 5 November Fadare sexually assaulted a fifth woman as she waited for a bus Middlesex Street, in the City of London. The victim was an off duty police officer and when Fadare left he was followed by the victim who alerted police and he was detained.
Detectives from North East Operation Sapphire linked the attacks thanks to the similar descriptions provided by the victims as well as the striking similarities in the nature of the offences. Fadare struck when the women were alone so there were no other witnesses to his crimes so officers had to use CCTV to construct a timeline of Fadare’s movements.
After his arrest an identity parade was carried out where Fadare was independently positively identified by the victims.
During his interview he refused to answer any questions put to him by detectives.
Detective Sergeant Darren Case, from Operation Sapphire, said:“Fadare has shown himself to be a sexual predator who methodically targeted the most vulnerable women that he could find. In particular he targeted a schoolgirl and two women who were with their children. He attacked these women when they were alone and in some cases in secluded areas. He thought this would help him conceal his crimes but I’m pleased to say he was wrong.
“This investigation relied upon the dedication of officers to trawl hours of CCTV footage to identify and plot Fadare’s movements that day. The investigating officer, DC Tim Hudson, was tenacious in his efforts to identify Fadare and with the support of financial enquiries was able to identify him and see that he was brought before the court. The Met is steadfast in its commitment to supporting victims of sexual assault and bringing offenders like Fadare to justice.
“I would like to take the opportunity to highlight the courage and strength that the women have shown throughout the investigation. I hope this sentence helps bring some closure to them and this terrible experience they have endured.”
#AceNewsReport – Aug.10: He was found guilty of sexual assault by penetration and attempted sexual assault by penetration at the same court on Thursday, 8 August. He had previously pleaded guilty to a further sexual assault on another victim ahead of the trial….
#AceDailyNewsreports that a man has been jailed for series of sex attacks in Tower Hamlets: Ali Husseini, 27 (25.04.1994), of Poplar High Street, E14, was sentenced at the Old Bailey on Friday, 6 August to six years and nine months’ imprisonment. He will also be subject to a sexual harm prevention order for ten years and placed on the sex offenders’ register.
The court heard how Husseini would follow lone women into the subway underneath the A12 in the Poplar area. Upon picking his victim, he would chase them and sexually assault them.
On 10 August 2020, Husseini followed a 32-year-old woman as she returned home from nearby shops. As she walked through the subway he ran and grabbed the victim by her throat, forcing her forwards before sexually assaulting her. The victim was able to bite Husseini’s arm causing him to let go and run away.
On 3 September 2020, Husseini targeted a heavily pregnant female as she walked through the empty subway back to work. The victim heard heavy footsteps behind her and Husseini slapped her from behind, causing the victim to scream and run away.
On 4 September 2020, Husseini followed a 20-year-old female as she walked home from work. Husseini held her by the throat up against the wall of the subway and began touching her. He then tried to undo the victim’s trousers zip and started to undo his own. The victim began screaming which caused Husseini to run away.
Following an investigation, Husseini was apprehended and arrested on 24 September 2020. He was charged on 25 September 2020 and remanded in custody.
Detective Constable Charlotte Baghurst, from the Specialist Crime Command, said: “Husseini carried out a number of violent and predatory attacks over a prolonged period of time, assaulting women as they unassumingly went about their day-to-day business. He targeted lone women and instilled fear in a community for a number of weeks. The verdict has certainly put a dangerous and predatory criminal behind bars: The impact of his actions on the victims is beyond imagination. I want to express my gratitude to these incredibly brave women who came forward to support this investigation, without which I have no doubt that Husseini would have continued his offending. I hope that the verdict offers some justice and reassurance as they work to rebuild their lives: The Met is absolutely committed to bringing justice to victims of sexual assault, and to making women and girls feel safe in London. Our teams stop at nothing to investigate reports of sexual offences and to provide support to victims.”
Anyone who has been a victim of a sexual offence should contact police on 101. In an emergency always dial 999. Advice and details of organisations that offer support can be found via our website.
#AceNewsReport – Aug.07: The charges against Etchells relate to a series of sexual assaults that occurred between 1 March 2021 and 7 March 2021 on canal tow paths along the Bridgewater Canal, the River Mersey and along the Trans Pennine Trail.
#AceDailyNews reports that on Friday 6 August 2021 at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court, Joshua Etchells (26/5/01) of Lowton Road, Sale has been jailed for 14 months after pleading guilty to 20 counts of sexual assault by touching & following his release he will also be required to sign the sex offenders register for 10 years.
Etchells assaulted 19 women and a teenage girl across the seven day period, including nine women on one day alone.
His offending followed a similar pattern for all of his victims in that they were all either walking or running, often alone, down the tow path when Etchells would approach them from behind on a bicycle.
As he approached and began to pass the women, he would then either grab or slap their bottom and quickly flee the scene on his bike. On two occasions, Etchells approached the victim head on and cycled past them before turning around and cycling back towards them from behind. As he passed, he sexually assaulted them.
Following an assault on the Trans Pennine Trail, one of Etchell’s victims along with a family member decided to drive around the local area to locate him. As they drove around they spotted a male she was confident was Etchells and she shouted out the window at him.
Ignoring her shouts, she managed to take photographs of him, which she then passed over to police.
A full investigation was launched by GMP and on Saturday 13 March, plain clothed officers were on patrol in an unmarked vehicle in Sale and noticed Etchells on his bike and identified him as the male wanted for multiple sexual assaults.
He was subsequently arrested and his bike – that matched the description of the bicycle reported to police – was seized.
Following interview Etchells was subsequently charged.
Detective Inspector Helen Bagnall of GMP’s Trafford district said: “Firstly I want to extend my thanks and gratitude to all the women who came forward to report the assault. Reporting such incidents is never easy but thanks to their support during the investigation and initial detailed descriptions of Etchells we have been able to secure a conviction today: “ Etchells’ twisted behaviour was nothing short of deplorable and he felt he was untouchable and would be able to flee each assault with little consequence. I’m glad we’ve now been able to place him behind bars where he will have plenty of time to reflect on his actions: “ I hope today also serves as a reminder that GMP will do all in its power to ensure those responsible for such disgusting behaviour are identified and face the appropriate justice. No woman should be made to feel unsafe when she walks the street and I’m glad that today we have been able to remove another dangerous individual from our community.”
Greater Manchester Victims’ Services provide emotional and practical support to anyone affected by crime and are a confidential service. The service can be contacted by visiting the website on www.gmvictims.org.uk or calling 0161 200 1950.
Greater Manchester is nationally recognised as a model of good practice in terms of support services available to victims.
If you or someone you know has been raped or sexually assaulted, we encourage you not to suffer in silence and report it to the police, or a support agency so you can get the help and support available.
Saint Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre, Manchester provides a comprehensive and co-ordinated response to men, women and children who live or have been sexually assaulted within Greater Manchester. We offer forensic medical examinations, practical and emotional support as well as a counselling service for all ages. Services are available on a 24-hour basis and can be accessed by telephoning 0161 276 6515.
Greater Manchester Rape Crisis is a confidential information, support and counselling service run by women for women over 18 who have been raped or sexually abused at any time in their lives. Call us on 0161 273 4500 or email us at email@example.com
Survivors Manchester provides specialist trauma informed support to boys and men in Greater Manchester who have experienced sexual abuse, rape or sexual exploitation. Call 0161 236 2182.