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21 years for rapist who lured teens on Snapchat

victims to
send him
then raped

A SEX attacker who raped five teenage girls after blackmailing them online has been jailed for 21 years.

Eniola Balogun persuaded girls as young as 13 to send him intimate photos through social media websites Snapchat and Instagram.

He then threatened to distribute the images unless they met up with him, when he carried out the sexual attacks.

Some of the victims were told to perform sex acts on video on more than one occasion. Detectives fear there may be more young victims and urged any to come forward.

Balogun, 20, an American citizen who had been living in Tottenham, north London, pleaded guilty at Wood Green crown court to four counts of rape at various locations in the capital and one of possessing indecent images of a child. He was found guilty of a further three counts of rape, involving a 16-year-old girl, following an earlier trial in March. He was placed on the sex offenders register for life.

Det Sgt Tony Killeen, of the Met Police’s child abuse and sexual offences command, said: ‘Balogun is a prolific sexual offender and it cannot be discounted that he has sexually abused other people.’