Paedophile traced working for kids charity is jailed
A MEMBER of an international paedophile ring working for Save the Children traced by Scotland Yard to East London has been jailed for four years today for serious child abuse. The judge who put 35-year-old Ayaz Sohail away also recommended deportation once he’s released
A MEMBER of an international paedophile ring working for Save the Children traced by Scotland Yard to East London has been jailed for four years today for serious child abuse.
The judge who put 35-year-old Ayaz Sohail away also recommended deportation once he's released.
Sohail, who identified himself in indecent images and videos in a police interview, worked for the children's charity as an assistant grant monitoring officer-but none of the offences were committed while employed there, Scotland Yard confirmed this evening.
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He pleaded guilty at Southwark crown court to eight charges including taking indecent photographs of children, sexual activity with a minor under 16, distributing obscene pictures and possessing nearly 400 indecent photographs and 112 indecent movies of children.
He has been disqualified from working with children for life.
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An investigation by police in Norway into one of their officers led to the identification of others involved in child abuse.
Sohail, who is in Britain on a two-year visa, was believed to be a member of the same paedophile ring.
The Met's Paedophile Unit traced him to East London where he was arrested in February.
Det Ins Dave Manning said: "We have removed a highly dangerous individual from our streets. Anyone abusing children across international borders is not exempt."
Detectives searching Sohail's address in Barking found indecent images and videos on his computer. One showed him sexually abusing a young boy.
International investigations continue into the paedophile ring Sohail was part of in Norway, Italy, and the USA.