Brighton man jailed for child sex offences

Posted On 18 Dec 2013 at 9:44 pm

A Brighton man has been jailed for engaging in sexual activity with a 14-year-old girl.

Fahim Uddin, 21, unemployed, of Melrose Close, Hollingdean, was sent to prison for 32 months when he appeared at Brighton Crown Court on Friday (13 December).

He had previously pleaded guilty to five charges in relation to the girl who has learning difficulties.

Four of the offences concerned sexual activity with a child and one concerned arranging the commission of a child sex offence.

Uddin was required to register as a sex offender for life and was also served with a sexual offences prevention order (SOPO) for life which severely restricts his access to computers and children.

Jailed Fahim Uddin

Fahim Uddin

Detective Constable Tracey Dixon, of Sussex Police, said: “The victim, who lives Brighton, was 14 and has learning difficulties, when Uddin met her on Facebook on Christmas Day last year.

“He then met her a couple of days later and engaged in sexual activity with her.

“There followed more contact on Facebook and Skype and he arranged to meet her again.

“However, fortunately her parents found out about this and contacted us which enabled us to arrest Uddin within days.

“This case serves as a reminder to young people, and their families in particular, to be very careful about internet contacts.

“Don’t get involved without making sure the person has a legitimate reason for being in contact.”

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