January 2021

Hackney paedophile sexually assaulted children under age of 10

A paedophile from Hackney who sexually assaulted two young children and shared indecent images of youngsters on WhatsApp has been jailed.

Abraham Berger, 40, has been sentenced to 14 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting two children under the age of 13, taking indecent photographs of children and distributing them on the internet.

Snaresbrook Crown Court heard Berger was part of an instant messaging chat group that discussed the sexual abuse of children, and shared indecent videos and images with each othe

There were nearly 1,600 child abuse images and 127 videos on Berger’s phone when he was arrested on August 6 last year. The content was graded A – depicting the most serious forms of abuse – to C.

A number of the videos showed Berger himself committing the abuse.

The court heard Berger sexually assaulted two children – a boy and a girl – under the age of 10.

He pleaded guilty to the following offences in October:

  • Sexual assault on a girl under 13 by penetration

  • Sexual assault on a girl under 13 by touching

  • Sexual assault on a boy under 13 by penetration

  • Sexual assault on a boy under 13 by touching

  • Three counts of making indecent images of children (categories A–C)

  • Distribution of indecent images of children

On Thursday, at Snaresbrook Crown Court, he was jailed for 14 years.