November 2017

Paedophile jailed after schoolgirl he abused contacted Childline

A “dangerous” paedophile who sexually abused a schoolgirl in Greenwich for a number of years starting when she was only seven years old has been jailed.

Vinh Van Vu, 32, of Tweedle Hill Road in Manchester, has been sentenced to 15 years behind bars for multiple counts of sexual assault and rape.

The abuse continued across several different addresses across Greenwich until 2016.

In early 2016 the girl contacted Childline using their internet chat service to tell them about the abuse she had been suffering from.

She talked with the staff at Childline several times before deciding to tell police.

Detectives spoke to her over the phone and sent specialist officers over to her home where she was able to tell them about her history of abuse. Vu was arrested later that day.

He was brought to trial before Woolwich Crown Court where he was found guilty of on November 2 following a two-day trial.

He and was sentenced on November 24 to 15 years in prison with a five-year extended licence period.