A 29-year-old Croydon man who committed sex offences after grooming teenage girls on social media has been jailed for 13 years.
Olubunmi Abolumo, of Central Parade in New Addington, was sentenced today (July 14) having been convicted of sexual offences against a 15-year-old girl, making indecent images of children and voyeurism.
At a previous hearing at Croydon Crown Court in February, he pleaded guilty to 25 counts of making indecent images of a child and one count of voyeurism.
Following trial at Croydon Crown Court, Abolumo was convicted by jury last month of three counts of sexual activity with a child. He was found not guilty of two counts of rape against two separate victims.
Abolumo opened and ran a social media account where he portrayed himself to be a 19-year-old man. He lured them to his house where he had sexual activity with them which, unbeknownst to them, he recorded.
He was arrested in August last year and has been in custody ever since.
Detective Superintendent John Macdonald of the Met’s Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command, said: “Olubunmi Abolumo is a very dangerous offender. He targeted young girls on the internet, persuaded them to go to his address and then secretly videoed himself sexually assaulting them. He kept the footage on his laptop which was located after his arrest.
“The victims in this case bravely appeared in court to recount what had happened to them and they had to watch the footage Abolumo had recorded which must have been a terribly harrowing experience for them.
“It is my hope that today’s sentence brings a measure of comfort and satisfaction to the vulnerable young girls that he preyed upon.”