Man jailed for Child Sexual Exploitation offences in Salford
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A man a judge called a "sexual predator" has been jailed after taking advantage of a vulnerable teenager.
Aberham Fekuad (29/04/1985) of Gerald Road, Salford, has yesterday (Wednesday 15 December) been sentenced to seven and a half years in prison for sexual activity with a child under the age of 15.
In the early hours of Saturday 22 February 2020, the victim and a friend were approached by Fekuad in Piccadilly Gardens, who persuaded them to go back to his flat in Salford with the promise of giving them money.
Once in the flat, knowing her age, he coerced the victim into sexual activity. Afterwards, he gave the victim £100, and the girls left the flat.
The victim bravely reported the incident to a family member and police a couple of days later, and following an extensive investigation to gather evidence, and a subsequent DNA match, officers arrested Fekuad on Thursday 27th May 2021.
He was found guilty by jury at Manchester Crown Court (Crown Square) on 8 November 2021.
He is also subject to an indefinite sexual harm prevention order.
Detective Constable Tom Morris, of GMP's Serious Crime Division, said: "Fekaud's actions were nothing other than atrocious.
"What he did was all for his own perverted sexual gratification, and he spared no thought for the shattering impact that this could have on his young victim.
"I would like to thank our victim for coming forward and having the bravery to speak with police about the incident. I hope today's sentencing acts as some form of justice for the pain he put her through.
"I'd like to also take this opportunity to urge anyone who may be, or may know someone who is the victim of sexual abuse to come forward and speak with police.
"There should be no-one made to suffer in silence and we have a wide range of specialist services that can provide you with the support you need. Your reports will also be treated with utmost respect and sensitivity."
Greater Manchester is nationally recognised as a model of good practice in terms of support services available to victims.
If you or someone you know has been raped or sexually assaulted, we encourage you not to suffer in silence and report it to the police, or a support agency so you can get the help and support available.
- Saint Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre, Manchester provides a comprehensive and co-ordinated response to men, women and children who live or have been sexually assaulted within Greater Manchester. They offer forensic medical examinations, practical and emotional support as well as a counselling service for all ages. Services are available on a 24-hour basis and can be accessed by calling 0161 276 6515.
- Greater Manchester Rape Crisis is a confidential information, support and counselling service run by women for women over 18 who have been raped or sexually abused at any time in their lives. Call on 0161 273 4500 or email [email protected]
- Survivors Manchester provides specialist trauma informed support to boys and men in Greater Manchester who have experienced sexual abuse, rape or sexual exploitation. Call 0161 236 2182.