Nigerian man who groomed young girls online, jailed

A 46-year-old Nigerian man who committed a series of sexual offences against young girls he groomed online, has been jailed in the U.K

Taiwo Benson, who is currently serving a 9-year prison sentence at HMP Littlehey, was sentenced to a further 2 years’ imprisonment at Kingston Crown Court on Friday, 15 March, after pleading guilty on 23 November 2018 to the following offences:

one count of causing a child aged 13 to 15 to watch/look at an image of sexual activity, two counts of an adult meeting a girl under 16 following sexual grooming, two counts of causing a child 13 to 15 to watch a sexual act.

Four counts of engaging in penetrative sexual activity with a girl aged 13 to 15, one count of offender over 18 cause a child aged 13 to 15 to watch a sexual act, one count of offender 18 or over engaging in penetrative sexual activity with a girl aged 13 to 15.

The offences were committed between 1 January and 31 December 2015 against nine victims. Benson’s two-year prison sentence will be served, consecutively, to his existing jail term.

The court heard how Benson had previously been convicted and imprisoned for nine years for similar offences against four victims aged between 13 and 15.