A 72-year-old man has been jailed for more than 14 years after he was found guilty of carrying out serious sexual offences on a young girl over a three-year period.

Mohammed Dauhoo (26.05.44), of no fixed abode, was found guilty of five counts of rape of a child under 13, two counts of sexual assault of a child under 13 and two counts of sexual activity with a child, which he committed between July 2009 and March 2013.

Dauhoo was sentenced at Southwark Crown Court on Wednesday, 30 November and jailed for a total of 14 years, six months.

Police were contacted in February 2014 with allegations that Dauhoo had subjected a schoolgirl to various serious sexual assaults and rapes over several years. The allegations were made when the girl came forward following Dauhoo’s conviction in 2013 for similar sexual offences.

The investigation was passed to officers in the Met’s Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse (SOECA) Command and detectives uncovered how Dauhoo groomed his victim after a chance meeting in 2009, when the girl was only nine years old.

Dauhoo then went on to groom the girl, inviting her to his home in Edmonton and over a sustained period, sexually assaulted and raped her on numerous occasions. He also bought her several gifts including laptops, mobile phones and clothes.

Detective Sergeant David Hillier from the Met’s SOECA Complex Case Team said:

“I would like to commend the bravery of the young girl in this case, for having the courage to come forward and tell her teacher and then speak with our officers.

“Dauhoo is an extremely dangerous sexual predator, who now faces the very real prospect of spending the rest of his days in prison.

“I also hope that this case gives courage to others who may have suffered or may be suffering similar abuse to come forward and report it.”

Anyone who is suffering or who has suffered from sexual abuse can report it to police by calling 101. More information is also available on the ‘Advice’ section of the Met Police website: www.met.police.uk

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