Pae­dophile ad­mits rap­ing 12-year-old

YOUNG GIRL WAS GROOMED BY PREDA­TOR ON­LINE

Ruislip & Eastcote & Northwood Gazette - - News -

A PAE­DOPHILE from Hayes has ad­mit­ted rap­ing a 12-year-old girl and per­suad­ing her to share naked pho­tos af­ter he groomed her on so­cial me­dia.

Si­mon Owoade, 50, started mes­sag­ing his young vic­tim on­line and per­suaded her to meet him on sev­eral oc­ca­sions. He took her to car parks and ho­tels where he would sex­u­ally as­sault her.

Owoade shared porno­graphic ma­te­rial with the vic­tim and the girl was en­cour­aged to share naked pho­tos of her­self.

Po­lice fear there could be other vic­tims due to Owoade’s links to char­i­ties and urge any­one with con­cerns to re­port them.

Owoade, of St Anselms Road, pleaded guilty to rap­ing a child un­der 13, as­sault of a child un­der 13 years by pen­e­tra­tion, sex­ual as­sault of a child un­der 13 and three counts of mak­ing in­de­cent pho­tos of a child at Har­row Crown Court on Mon­day De­cem­ber 3.

Be­tween June 1 and late July 2017, Owoade made con­tact with his vic­tim through a so­cial me­dia mes­sag­ing site.

Fol­low­ing nu­mer­ous mes­sages, Owoade man­aged to per­suade the vic­tim to meet him in Lon­don and Pot­ters Bar on a num­ber of oc­ca­sions, where he car­ried out his sick­en­ing sex at­tacks.

In July 2017, the vic­tim stopped com­mu­ni­cat­ing with Owoade, but in April 2018 he texted her ask­ing to meet up say­ing he missed her.

They met up nu­mer­ous times un­til May 18, when the vic­tim’s par­ents re­ported Owoade to po­lice.

De­tec­tive Chief In­spec­tor Neil John, of the Met’s child abuse and sex­ual of­fences com­mand, said: “I would like to praise the vic­tim for her courage in speak­ing to of­fi­cers and pro­vid­ing vi­tal ev­i­dence to pros­e­cute Owoade, who used his so­cial me­dia pro­file to gain the vic­tim’s trust, share in­ti­mate pho­tos and then use those images to co­erce her into sex­ual ac­tiv­ity.

“This is still very much a live en­quiry.

“We are aware that Owoade had links with some char­i­ties who he in­volved him­self with as a vol­un­teer.

“This of course may have put him in di­rect con­tact with vul­ner­a­ble peo­ple.

“It is very pos­si­ble he has com­mit­ted of­fences against oth­ers and I would ap­peal to any­one with in­for­ma­tion or con­cerns to con­tact po­lice.

“Any in­for­ma­tion will be treated in the strictest con­fi­dence and we have spe­cial­ist of­fi­cers to sup­port vic­tims through the process.”

Be­tween 2006 and 2008, Owoade was em­ployed as a PCSO with the Met Po­lice, work­ing within the Oster­ley and Spring Grove Safer Neigh­bour­hood Teams.

Po­lice say they have re­ceived no re­ports of any of­fences be­ing com­mit­ted in his ca­pac­ity as a PCSO and Owoade left the or­gan­i­sa­tion of his own vo­li­tion in 2008.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to con­tact the child abuse and sex­ual of­fences com­mand on 020 7161 9798 or, al­ter­na­tively, if you wish to re­main anony­mous you can speak to Crimestop­pers on 0800 555 111.

Owoade is due to be sen­tenced for the above of­fences at the same court on a date yet to be de­cided in Jan­uary 2019.

Si­mon Owoade

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