December 2010

Paedophile Kentish Town babysitter jailed for seven years

A PAEDOPHILE babysitter who groomed a 10-year-old girl for sex by promising he would marry her has been jailed for seven years.

Sacre Ngola, 42, of Bartholomew Road, Kentish Town, let the child become “infatuated” with him and coerced her into a sexual relationship spanning five years.

Ngola then went on to make advances towards the victim’s younger sister when she was just eight.

The incidents took place at addresses in Euston and Kentish Town between November 1994 and October 1999.

A second man Landu Ndongosi, also 42, was jailed for 12 months for molesting the older girl after spotting Ngola kissing the girl at a New Year’s Eve party.

Both men, originally from Congo, denied any sexual contact with the victims, branding them and their families liars.

But they were convicted following a trial at Blackfriars Crown Court.

Judge Aidan Marron QC told Ngola, who is now married with young children: “Your behaviour over many years involved the exploitation of an innocent child.You were in a position of trust. You knew that she had a very deep affection for you.

“When she was about 10 you entered into sexual activity which continued for one-and-a-half years. At 12 you were engaged in sexual intercourse. There was a break at 14 and for another year-and-a-half you engaged in similar conduct.

“Quite simply you defiled that child.

“It was consent obtained by dishonesty, telling her you loved her and intended to marry her.

“You have shown no remorse and called her a liar.

“You have alleged that her family are engaged in a wicked plot.

“This is aggravated by sexual overtures towards the younger girl.”

Turning to Ndongosi, the judge said: “You saw your co-defendant abusing her and instead of protecting her, you decided to help yourself.”

The jury heard Ngola made his first move on the girl one summer when she was in the kitchen washing up.

She was wearing a sun top and skirt and he touched her breasts, telling her she was becoming a woman.

On the next occasion at a family party around a year later he approached her from behind and asked her to “play a game”.

After abusing her he told her not to tell anyone and the pair returned to the celebration.

He would visit her home several times a week as he was living in a hostel, the court heard.

A year later he approached her while she was watching television and invited her to the bathroom for sex.

There was no contact for some time until she saw him outside Sainsbury’s in Camden Town two years later.

He gave the 14-year-old his number and she went to his flat where they had a bath together.

Ngola gave her gifts such as cash and perfume and they had sex on “very many occasions”.

In 1999, after the earlier relationship had ended, Ngola put his arm around the teenager’s younger sister and asked to see her naked breasts.

The crimes were reported to police several years later when the now women realised what had happened was wrong.

Ngola was convicted of six counts of indecent assault and will have to sign as a sex offender for life.

Ndongosi, of Siviter Way, Dagenham, was convicted of one count of indecent assault and will have to sign theregister for 10 years.