Osolase sentenced for trafficking girls for prostitution

PUBLISHED: 14:54 29 October 2012




A former security guard from Northfleet has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after being found guilty of trafficking teenage girls for prostitution.

Osezua Osolase, 42, of Beaumont Drive, brought girls into the UK from Nigeria on the promise of modelling careers, education and a better life, but a more disturbing reality awaited them.

The teenagers, one as young as 14, were subjected to terrifying juju rituals - a type of black magic used in West Africa - to secure their obedience as they would not run away for fear of death.

Once in the UK, Osolase would attempt to send them on to Europe for prostitution.

Osolase was convicted by a jury at Canterbury Crown Court, following a six week trial.

He was found guilty of one charge of rape, two charges of trafficking the girls into the UK for sexual exploitation and three similar charges of trafficking them out of the UK for the same reason and one charge of sexual activity with a child.

Detective Inspector Eddie Fox from The Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate said: ‘Osolase is an evil, dishonest and manipulative man who bent the will of his victims and subjected them to a horrendous ordeal.”

Osolase was sentenced on today (29) to 20 years in prison.

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