May 2023

Pervert plied girl with cannabis before ‘horrendous’ sex abuse

A pervert targeted an underage girl for his own “sexual gratification” before plying her with cannabis to facilitate sex abuse, a judge has said.

“Despicable” Sami Brek, who was over 10 years older than his victim, tried to claim in court that the underage teenager was “throwing herself” at him.

The 33-year-old is now starting a five year prison sentence after a jury found him guilty of two counts of engaging in sexual activity with a girl age 13 to 15.

Teesside Crown Court heard how the sex act was the “culmination of a pattern of grooming behaviour”, with Recorder Dafydd Enoch KC telling Brek he had “no doubt” the pervert targeted the girl for his “own sexual gratification”.

He said: “The suggestion that she was in some way throwing herself at you – as said in the pre-sentence report – I’m afraid I’m wholly unimpressed by it.

“Children can behave in an inappropriate way sometimes but more reason for you to treat them as what they are, which is a child. You knew that you were developing a sexual attraction for her.”

David Ward, mitigating, says Brek, of Southfield Road, Middlesbrough, has now admitted his guilt

Recorder Enoch KC added: “However she was behaving towards you whether she was apparently consenting or not what you should have had upmost in your mind at all times was that she was a child.

“This is not a case of fumbling teenagers, you were an adult.”

“You facilitated your sexual abuse of her by plying her with cannabis that made her less able to resist you when you decided to make your advances towards her.”

Brek was jailed for five years and a sexual harm prevention order was made for a period of 10 years. He will be placed on the sex offender’s register indefinitely.