A man has been jailed for raping a girl in Harrow.
Brijeshkumar Barot, aged 37, of The Broadway, Harrow, was found guilty at Southwark Crown Court on 17 May of the rape and sexual assault of a child under the age of 13.
He was jailed for 15 years at the same court yesterday (Wednesday, 14 June).
The victim – who was 12 at the time of the offences – was raped and sexually assaulted by Barot at his address in Harrow between December 2014 and February 2015.
Barot was arrested after the girl and her family reported the abuse to police – he was arrested in July 2015.
As part of the investigation, Barot’s phone was seized and on examination extreme pornographic material was discovered. He was subsequently charged with these offences, along with the rape and sexual assault of the girl.
Barot pleaded guilty in January of this year to possession of extreme pornographic material relating to animals. On Monday, 8 May, he pleaded guilty to possession of indecent images of children.
Detective Constable Janine Stevenson of the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command said: “Barot is a predatory sex offender.
“I cannot speak highly enough of the victim and her family who have shown immense bravery in coming to police and supporting this prosecution. I would also like to thank the network of professionals who are on hand to support victims and their families through such ordeals.”