Pervert tried to meet girl, 13, in Regent’s Park after sending her sordid messages
A man who sent a teenage girl explicit messages about oral sex has narrowly avoided jail.
Mohammed Ahmed, 26, had sent the 13-year-old girl videos of himself and dirty messages.
He was caught in a Met Police sting in Central London after he travelled to meet the youngster, who was actually an undercover police officer.
It was also revealed that he had been in contact with a real teenager the year previously and had shared his favourite sex positions with the schoolgirl.
Appearing today (Thursday, June 23) at Southwark Crown Court, Ahmed, of King’s Cross, was handed a two-year suspended sentence and placed on the sex offenders register.
Over a two-week period in May 2020, he had been speaking online to an undercover Met police officer posing as a 13-year-old girl called ‘Ruby’.
He had sent her sexual messages which included ‘Your first picture turned me on’, ‘my boner doesn’t go away’ and questions such as ‘How big are your boobs?’.
Other inappropriate messages had included asking her to send him a video of her “rubbing her breasts over her clothes”.
He had also sent her a video of himself wearing his pyjamas whilst rubbing his crotch area, and had engaged in a conversation related to oral sex. Ahmed arranged to meet with the 13-year-old girl in Regent’s Park on May 19 but was arrested by police officers shortly upon his arrival.
Judge Richard Thomas QC said; “You did go there but Ruby of course doesn’t exist and you were arrested. The way that was put against you was that either masturbation was going to take place or she was going to be giving you oral sex.”
Prior to his conversations with the undercover Met Police officer, Ahmed had engaged in “unlawful” conversations with a real victim, who was under the age of 16 at the time. He had questioned her about her sexual experiences and had told her of his favourite positions as well as making references to ejaculation.
Whilst this correspondence had continued between June 2019 until he was arrested, the police concluded that criminal behaviour had stopped in November and conversations since had not been sexual in nature.
The court heard that Ahmed was “ashamed and remorseful” of his behaviour and had since been engaging with counselling services. His defence lawyer Joanna Staples explained that he suffered from a “severe medical condition” which affected his skin, and that this had left him with social anxiety and depression.
Due to his previous good character and his efforts to seek rehabilitation, Judge Thomas deemed that the “best way to manage any risk to the public” was to allow him to continue his ongoing therapy.
He was handed a two-year suspended sentence and must undertake a 12 month rehabilitation activity requirement, as well as a programme requirement of 35 days. Ahmed must also complete 150 hours unpaid work and pay a fee towards prosecution costs.
He has been placed on the sex offenders register for the next 10 years and has been made the subject of an indefinite sexual harm prevention order.