December 2018

Pervert convicted of rape and sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl

A man has been convicted for the rape and sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl he befriended online.

Simon Owoade, 50 (15.10.68) of St Anselms Road, Hayes, pleaded guilty today, Monday, 3 December, at Harrow Crown Court to:

  • Rape of a child under 13 years

  • Assault of a child under 13 years by penetration

  • Sexual assault of a child under 13 years

  • 3x making indecent photographs of a child

He is due to be sentenced for the above offences at the same court on a date in January 2019.

A further two counts of sexual assault of a child under 13 years that Owoade admitted to were left to lie on file.

Between 1 June and late July 2017, Owoade made contact with the victim through a social media messaging site.

Following numerous messages, Owoade managed to persuade the victim to meet him in London and Potters Bar on a number of occasions.

He would take her to various places including car parks and hotels where he would sexually assault her.

Owoade shared pornographic material with the victim and the girl was encouraged to share naked photos of herself.

In July 2017, the victim stopped communicating with Owoade, but in April 2018 he texted her asking to meet up because he missed her

They met up numerous times until 18 May, when the matter was reported to police by the victim’s parents.