A 20 year-old Nigerian whose name is Eniola Balogun has been jailed after being convicted of multiple rapes following two trials in the UK.
Information gathered revealed that Balogun who was sentenced at Wood Green Crown Court on Friday, December 15, to a total of 21 years’ imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to four counts of rape on four different teenage girls, aged between 13 and 16.
Balogun had also been found guilty of three fresh counts of rape following an earlier trial at the same court on 30 March. These offences related to one victim – a 16-year-old girl.
The Judge also ordered Balogun be subject to an extended licence period of eight years which will come into effect on his release from prison.
Balogun will be placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life and will be subject to a sexual harm prevention order.
Balogun, a US citizen, was living with his family in Tottenham at the time he committed the crime. Whilst there, between June and August 2016, he persuaded young girls through social media (Snapchat and Instagram) or in the street, to send him indecent photographs.
Armed with these photos, he threatened to distribute the images unless they met up with him. When they met up, he raped them. On all occasions, Balogun took their phones off them and promised to return their phones after sexual contact. Two of the victims were threatened with violence if they resisted.
The five victims, aged between 13 and 16, met the rapist at a variety of locations in Tottenham, Harlow, Thamesmead and Woolwich. Some victims were told to perform sexual acts via video on more than one occasion.