A man from south east London who raped a girl under 13 has been jailed.

Ahmed Deq Mohamed, of Acacia Close in Surrey Quays, sexually assaulted the girl on Friday, June 16.

A forensic examination of the scene identified the 20-year-old from Southwark who was then arrested and charged on June 21, 2023.

Mohamed has been sentenced to four years and six months in jail with 12 months on license after he appeared at Inner London Crown Court yesterday (May 22).

He denied the offences but a jury at Inner London Crown Court found him guilty of assaulting a child under 13 by penetration.

Mohamed was found guilty on Friday, February 16.

He will now also be subject to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

Detective Constable Oliver Colville, who led the investigation, said: “I would like to praise the victim for initially coming forward to police, and for reporting this repulsive behaviour from Mohamed.

“The compelling video account provided by her assisted with the forensic evidence that we had, making it enough to convict Mohamed.

“Both the victim and her family have received specialist care and support throughout this trial, and the victim will continue to be supported by officers following today’s sentencing.

“Mohamed will now face a significant amount of jail time, highlighting that we take every case extremely seriously.

“I hope this encourages anyone who has been a victim of sexual offences to come forward and speak to us.”