Man jailed for sexually assaulting young girls he groomed on social media

A man who claimed he was the son of a rich African king has been sentenced to seven years behind bars in a London jail for sexually assaulting two teenage girls he groomed on social media.

The 27-year-old Nigerian national, who posed as a 17-year-old boy named ‘Daniel’ online, was sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court in London on Tuesday 14 March.

Metropolitan Police said the man told officers that he believed the 14 and 15-year-old victims were over age because they “weren’t in school uniform”.


“Taheeb Udusole is a predator who claimed that he believed the girls were adult because neither arrived in school uniform,” Detective Sergeant Laura Hillier said in a statement.

“Both girls had told Udusole their age and he continued to force them to have sex regardless.”

The victims, who did not know each other, both made their allegations against Udusole independently and police say it was the method he used to meet and groom the girls that led to the Child Sexual Exploitation Team taking on the investigation and linking the two cases.

Sergeant Hillier said Udusole offered the victims gifts and money.

“He would typically offer gifts and money to his victims, and then send taxis to collect each victim so they could be brought to him to collect their gifts.

“He would then have the taxi bring them to an address near his home in east London to try and prevent his victims from knowing where he actually lived.”

As well as being sentenced to 7 years behind bars, Udusole also received a Sexual Harm Prevention Order and will be deported at the end of his sentence.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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