Breaking News: Meet the Zimbabwean paedophile jailed in the UK
A Zimbabwean who was trapped when he tried to meet a 14-year-old girl for s.ex has been jailed in the UK for 18 months.
Rugby player Richard Ganyata thought he was meeting a schoolgirl for a weekend of fun at Saracens Amateur RFC in Hendon, north London. The 33-year-old had told the girl to pretend she was his little sister’s friend when she arrived at the rugby club where he says he has been living.
But Ganyata had actually been talking to a vigilante group called ‘Internet Interceptors’, who later exposed him on camera.
At Wood Green Crown Court this week, Ganyata was jailed for 18 months and will spend ten years on the s.ex offenders’ register after being convicted of attempting to meet a girl under 16 following grooming.
Construction worker Ganyata, who arrived in the UK three years ago but is of no fixed abode, allegedly had three Facebook accounts to meet women and girls.
The group say his messages to what he thought was a 14-year-old girl stated he planned to touch her intimately and massage her with lotions. Ganyata blamed mental health issues for his behaviour and claimed he was homeless.