Nigerian boy jailed 21 years for raping 5 girls in the UK

A 20-year-old Nigerian student has been sentenced to a total of 21 years jail term in the United Kingdom for raping five teenagers.

Daily Mail reports that Balogun was convicted of the multiple rapes following two trials after he pleaded guilty at Wood Green Crown Court on December 15, 2017, to four counts of rape on four separate teenage girls, aged between 13 and 16.

Balogun was reported to have also pleaded guilty to the possession of indecent images of a child.

He had earlier been found guilty of a further three counts of rape following an earlier trial at the same venue on March 30, with the offences related to one victim, a 16-year-old girl.

Apart from the sentence, the Judge also ordered Balogun to be subjected to an extended licence period of eight years which will come into effect on his release from prison.

Balogun who lived with his parents in Tottenham at the time he committed the offences, will also be placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life and will be subject to a sexual harm prevention order.

It was reported that whilst living with his family between June and August 2016, Balogun persuaded the young girls through his Snapchat and Instagram accounts or in the street, to send him indecent photographs.

Armed with these photos, he threatened to distribute the images unless they met up with him and when they did, he would forcefully rape them. On all occasions, Balogun was said to have taken his victims' phones off them and promised to return their phones after the sexual contacts.

Two of the victims were threatened with violence if they resisted. The five victims, aged between 13 and 16 years old, met up at a variety of locations in Tottenham, Harlow, Thamesmead and Woolwich and decided to report the assaults to the police leading to Balogun's arrest.

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