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Man jailed for trying to sexually assault women in underpass

A man from Reading has been jailed for trying to sexually assault two women in an underpass in Reading.

Biat Idriss Deen-Kamara, aged 26, formerly of Granville Road in Reading, was sentenced to five and a half years at Reading Crown Court.

The offences took place in the evening of 30th August last year when Deen-Kamara approached two different women in the underpass on Granville Road, Reading.

He approached the first woman and tried to talk to her but she continued to walk. He then grabbed hold of the victim but she managed to get away.

Around an hour later, Deen-Kamara approached a second woman from behind in the underpass and pulled her to the floor. He attempted to sexually assault her but she managed to stop him.

He ran off but members of the public managed to catch him.

Biat Idriss Deen-Kamara tried to sexually assault two women in an underpass Credit: Thames Valley Police

“On the day of trial, Deen-Kamara pleaded guilty to the serious offences that he had committed. He is an offender who approached two women from behind and attacked them whilst they were on their own, and his sentence has reflected this.

“I would like to pay tribute to the victims for the bravery they have shown during this investigation, and I am pleased they will not have to go through the added ordeal of having to give evidence at court.

“I would also like to thank all those members of the public who apprehended the offender on scene until police arrived, and those who came forward with information during our investigation which ultimately helped us to bring the case to court.”

– Investigating officer Det Con Robert Simpson-Jones


Sex offender jailed for nineteen years

Enrico Thor Korsche has been jailed for nineteen years Credit: Kent Police

A child molester has been jailed for 19 years after he was convicted of a string of sexual offences.

Enrico Thor Korsche, 57, of no fixed address, was imprisoned by a judge at Maidstone Crown Court on 16 September after he was found guilty of three offences of rape, six counts of indecent assault and one of indecency with a child.

The offences took place in Swanscombe between 1999 and 2006. Korsche targeted two young girls, one who was just two years old when the abuse began, and repeatedly assaulted them.

His crimes only came to light in 2011 when one of the victims confided in her teaching assistant that she thought she had been abused when she was younger.

During the investigation into these offences, the second victim came forward and said she too was abused by Korsche. However, Korsche had fled the county and police forces around the UK were put on alert.

Korsche was arrested in Aberdeenshire in October 2013 after local officers were made aware that a man was walking along a dual carriageway. When he gave his name to patrols, it triggered an alert on the national database that he was wanted for serious sexual offences

"Korsche's crimes spanned several years and have had a serious impact on the wellbeing of both victims. They were exposed to this depravity at a young age and as a consequence have been through a tremendous amount of emotional pain. However, despite their ordeal, both victims were brave enough to assist us with our investigations and strong enough to give evidence to the court after Korsche flatly denied committing these crimes. I would like to pay tribute to them for their courage and hope they can begin to move forward with their lives now their abuser is behind bars. As for Korsche, I welcome the news that he will be in jail for the foreseeable future. He has shown absolutely no remorse for his calculated behaviour and utter abuse of his victims' trust and I am pleased justice has been served."

– Investigating officer, DC Steve Dingwall of Kent Police

Sex offender jailed for four years

Matthew Woodgate has been sentenced to four years in prison Credit: Kent Police

A sex offender who preyed on children at a swimming pool has been sentenced to four years in prison.

In June 2013, 23 year-old Matthew Woodgate, previously of Maidstone, was sentenced to two years in prison for breaching a sexual offences prevention order that had been previously been placed against him by engaging in sexualised conversations with young boys who were using the Stour Leisure Centre in Ashford.

As part of the investigation into Woodgate police seized his computer and discovered images that had been saved in a sophisticated manner to avoid them being easily found.

Amongst the indecent images of children that were found, detectives located a picture that had been taken using the same camera that officers had seized from Woodgate. Through further investigation as Woodgate served his prison sentence, officers were able to positively identify the boy within the image and trace him.

Officers uncovered that Woodgate had met the boy at the swimming pool and that was where he had taken some of the photos on his computer. On one occasion, Woodgate took the boy, leaving his father searching the area concerned that his son had been abducted, but they later reappeared in the changing room area.

Woodgate was charged with offences of making, taking, possessing and possession to distribute indecent images of children. He was also charged with causing a child to engage in sexual activity and abduction.

Having been charged, Woodgate was sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court on 5 September to four years in prison after pleading guilty each offence, with the exception of making indecent images of children.

"Matthew Woodgate is clearly a predatory sex offender and poses a significant risk to children in our community. Despite previous convictions and orders designed to curb his behaviour he has continued to offend. I am grateful that the children he approached shared their concerns with their parents, and that they in turn told the police. As always Kent Police will take such concerns seriously and investigate, and on this occasion we were able to identify and safeguard another child. I hope that the sentence passed today will finally convince Woodgate that he cannot continue on the course of conduct that he has, and will help protect the public of Kent from him for a significant period of time."

– Detective Constable Karl Brett

Appeal to help find missing convicted sex offender

Abdelouaheb Delhoum was released on bail last month but hasn't made contact with police since Credit: Wiltshire Police

Wiltshire Police are appealing for the public’s assistance in locating a convicted sex offender. Abdelouaheb Delhoum, 45, is originally from Algeria but living in Headington, Oxfordshire,

He was convicted of two counts of sexual assault on a child under 13, three counts of inciting a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity and one count of rape of a child under 13 years at a hearing in May.

The charges relate to offences which took place in the Swindon area. Delhoum was convicted at Swindon Crown Court on May 1st 2014 and was released on conditional bail until June 13th 2014, but he has not returned or made contact with police since.

Delhoum is described as Middle Eastern, approximately 5ft 9ins, of a medium build and with a shaven head.

Prolific sex offender jailed

Daniel Joslin, 30, has been jailed at the Old Bailey Credit: Kent Police

A prolific sex offender from Kent has been jailed for four years at the Old Bailey in London after sexually assaulting and grooming a young girl.

Daniel Joslin, 30, previously of Station Road East in Canterbury, admitted two counts of sexual grooming, breaching a sexual prevention order, engaging in sexual activity with a child and four counts of distributing indecent images of children.

The court heard how Joslin attempted to befriend a 15-year-old girl in Larkfield on social networking sites.

This later escalated into sexual activity with the victim and culminated when he emailed her over a hundred photos and films depicting images of child abuse.