A man who repeatedly raped a young girl after telling her that he must have sex with her if she wanted to grow.

Mohammed Dauhoo, 72, played on the child’s vulnerabilities from the ages of 10 to 13.

He is already serving a 19-and-a-half year sentence for sexually assaulting three others as young as four years old.

Judge Sally-Ann Hales told him: ‘Your abuse started with touching her breasts and vagina and progressed to regular and frequent sexual intercourse.

‘It didn’t stop until she was over 13 and shortly before you were remanded in custody.

‘The harm caused by your offending is particularly serious because you identified a child who in my judgement was particularly vulnerable.

‘She was physically very small for her age, her parents had separated and she clearly felt the absence of her father.

‘She was a child who felt unloved and unwanted at home and you exploited her own vulnerability for your own sexual gratification.’

She added: ‘It’s quite evident that your offending continues to have a detrimental effect on her and played a very significant part in her having to move away from her family to another part of the country.’

The court heard Dauhoo has ‘no remorse’ and ‘took no responsibility’ for his 24 previous convictions for abusing three other children.

‘Your history of offending demonstrates that there hasn’t been a decade since the 1970s when you haven’t sexually abused a child,’ said the judge.

‘When you were on bail awaiting trial for those matters you continued to abuse your last victim.’

She continued: ‘You groomed her, you bought her gifts, rewards for having sex with you.

‘You told her that having sex with you would help her grow, exploiting what you no doubt knew was one of her insecurities.’

Judge Hales told Dauhoo ‘you will very likely spend your remaining years in prison’ before handing him a 14-and-a-half year sentence for two counts of sexual assault of a child under 13, five counts of rape of a child under 13, and two counts of sexual activity with a child.

Dauhoo, of Newton Way, Edmonton, north London, was handed a Sexual Harm Prevention Order and signed the sex offenders’ register when he was convicted in 2013.

– http://metro.co.uk/