July 2022

Sex beast raped 12-year-old girl

A twisted sex beast who raped a girl, aged 12, after grooming her on social media has been jailed.

21 year old Driss Serhir has been found guilty of three counts of rape.

He was sentenced to nine years for each offence, to be served concurrently.

He was also placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life and given a 15-year Sexual Harm and Prevention Order.

Officers believe there may be other victims and are encouraging anyone with information to come forward

The investigation into Serhir’s movements and communications suggest he was in contact with many girls aged between ten and 15 years old and that he has visited Greater London, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Surrey and the West Midlands using several aliases

Serhir, who was aged 18 at the time of the offences, befriended the victim on Snapchat and in October 2019 she agreed to meet with him and travel together into central London.

During the course of the day, Serhir intimated he was in possession of a knife and a firearm and took control of the victim’s mobile phone.

He then booked a hotel room where he sexually assaulted her several times before she left the next day.

On returning home in a distressed state, police were notified and the victim was provided with support from specially trained officers and partners.

Following the victim’s account, Serhir was quickly identified and arrested, and following a police investigation, was charged with three counts of rape of a child under thirteen.

Forensic experts proved that semen found on the clothing of the victim was a match to Driss Serhir, with examination of his phone showing he had used the device to book the hotel room, despite him using a different name and paying in cash.

The seized phone also included videos showing him with the girl in the hotel room, while search terms including ‘rape’ were found in his search history