He used black magic - keeping his young victims prisoner - and scaring them into silence. Today, though, a man from Kent was jailed for forcing children into prostitution.
Police told Meridian this afternoon that the scale of Osezua Osolase's trafficking was only just becoming apparent - and that dozens of girls could have suffered at his hands.
Police believe Osezua Osolase from Kent may have forced as many as 28 girls into prostitution by masterminding a sex trafficking ring involving flights to Europe, false passports and African Ju Ju magic.
Former security guard Osolase was convicted by a jury at Canterbury Crown Court of trafficking and also of rape and sexual assault of teenage girls from Nigeria. He will be sentenced on Monday October 29. A senior detective described him as ''evil.''