A man who befriended a teenage girl on Snapchat – before sexually abusing her and her friend has been jailed for more than six years.
Twenty-six-year-old David Nwosu – who was already subject to multiple Sexual Harm Prevention Orders – added the victim on the social media platform in October 2020.
He asked her to meet him in his home city of Birmingham but she declined – instead inviting him to her home in Hinckley.
Three days later, Nwosu travelled to Leicestershire, buying alcohol en-route, where he immediately began to make the victim – aged 15 – feel uncomfortable. Her friend, also aged 15, went to the address a short time later and Nwosu continued giving them alcohol. He even left to go and buy more, but did not drink himself.
He then engaged in sexual activity with both girls inside the address before leaving and returning to Birmingham that afternoon. The mother of one of the victims called Nwosu and he provided a fake name and age. The matter was reported to police and Nwosu was arrested on 1 December 2020.
During hearings at Leicester Crown Court in February and April this year, Nwosu – of Langford Grove, Birmingham – pleaded guilty to:
Five counts of breach of Sexual Harm Prevention Order
Four counts of sexual activity with a child
One count of sending a letter/electronic communication/article with intent to cause distress or anxiety – which relates to providing a false name and age
Today (Friday 17 June) at the same court, Nwosu was sentenced to a total of 76 months’ imprisonment. He is also subject to an additional 10-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order and told he must serve an extended period on licence of 24 months.
Detective Constable James Alcock was the investigating officer. He said: “Nwosu is a predator who preys on young girls in order to fulfil his own sexual gratification. He bought alcohol in order to ensure they were intoxicated – and in the hope they’d comply. He even tried to cover his tracks by providing a false name to both victims and one of the victim’s mum.”
“Despite evidence showing Nwosu had engaged in sexual activity he only recently pleaded guilty to this crime which has meant both young victims had to wait to the last moment not knowing if they would have to relive the horrific ordeal in front of a jury.
“Nwosu is a dangerous individual and I am pleased he is now set to serve a significant time in prison.
“Both young victims and their families have shown incredible bravery in giving an account to police and I hope they can move on with their lives.”
There are a number of different agencies who are able to offer independent help and support to victims of sexual offences in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Further information on these services and details on who to contact if you have been a victim of a sexual offence can be found by visiting http://leics.police.uk