May 2023

Paedophile gave number to schoolgirls and asked them to call him

A paedophile who travelled on buses targeting schoolgirls in their uniforms has been jailed.

Adetunji Akona-Dosunmo, 35, formerly from Salford, travelled by bus between Merseyside and Manchester, where he tried to lure young girls into sexual activity by handing out notes with his telephone number and asking them to call him.

One girl, targeted in Crosby, was just 11 years old.

He was arrested in April last year following a long investigation by Merseyside Police, and was charged with a number of offences which took place in February and March 2022.

He appeared at Manchester Crown Court yesterday, May 9, after pleading guilty to two counts of sexual communication with a child, attempting to arrange a child sex offence, and four counts of breaching an existing Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

He was sentenced to two years and four months in prison, and was also issued an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order.