‘Opportunist’ internet groomer found guilty of sex offences

Abraham Ibrahim will be sentenced in September

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

A 21-year-old man has been found guilty of nine sexual offences, including sexual activity with two children he met online.

Abraham Ibrahim from Clapton in London contacted his victims on messaging apps.

At Snaresbrook Crown Court, he was found guilty of two counts of sexual activity with a child, three counts of possession of indecent images of children, as well as charges including causing a child to engage in sexual activity, sexual communication with a child, meeting a child following sexual grooming and attempting to sexually communicate with a child.

Ibrahim had arranged to meet one girl he had been messaging outside of London in June 2018, and committed a series of sexual offences against her.

Around the same time, he contacted a 14-year-old girl and met her several times to engage in sexual activity.

Yousef Abrahim asked a victim's friend to change her story

Officers from Central Specialist Crime launched an investigation after the parents of one of the girl’s found explicit images on her phone.

Ibrahim was arrested on September 14, 2018 following a raid on his home.

His brother Yousef, 29, was also found guilty of perverting the course of justice, after he contacted a friend of one of the victims in January this year, asking her to change her story.

Detective Inspector Mark Rogers, who led the investigation, described Ibrahim as “a lone, opportunist offender,” adding that he “targeted his young victims on social media platforms knowing they were vulnerable, pursuing them for his own sexual gratification.”

He went on to praise the victims and their families for showing “great courage” and continued to warn of the dangers of online grooming.

The brothers will be sentenced in September.

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