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Sicko who raped a 12-year-old girl after chatting with her online is jailed as cops fear he could cause more victims

A PREDATOR who raped a 12-year-old girl after grooming her online has been jailed, fearing he could target more victims.

Driss Serhir contacted the girl on Snapchat and persuaded her to travel with him to London.

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Driss Sehir has been imprisoned for nine yearsCredit: Metropolitan Police

Once in the capital, the 21-year-old told the youngster he had a gun and a knife and took her mobile phone away from her.

He then took the victim to a hotel room where he repeatedly raped her.

The brave girl sounded the alarm and Serhir was arrested and later charged for the October 2019 horror ordeal.

He has now been jailed for nine years after being found guilty of three counts of rape.

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Serhir was also placed on the sex offender registry for life and given a 15-year prevention and sexual abuse order.

Harrow Crown Court heard how Serhir’s DNA was found on the victim’s clothing and he used his phone to book the hotel room.

The demon also had videos on his phone showing the girl in the room and he had searched the web for “rape”.

Police are now urging any other potential victims to come forward amid fears Serhir may have targeted more girls online.

Sergeant PJ Jones, who led the investigation, said: ‘Driss Serhir is a predatory offender who was callous, not only in his offense but in his insistence on putting his victim through the trial process.

“I would like to thank the survivor of this attack for his confidence, resilience and patience. Without his continued support and that of his loved ones, this man would have remained a danger to the community.

“Investigation of Serhir’s movements and communications suggests he was in contact with many girls aged between 10 and 15 and visited Greater London, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire , Surrey and West Midlands using multiple pseudonyms.

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“I would love to hear from anyone who recognizes him or is concerned about his behavior. We have specially trained officers and work alongside partners who can offer a wide range of support.”

Anyone with information can call the police on 101 using reference 4798/18JUL22.