AN INTERNET paedophile who sexually abused a schoolgirl has been jailed for eight years.
Umesh Kulasingham, 39, from South Croydon, was found guilty of two counts of engaging in sexual activity with a girl aged between 13 to 15, two counts of grooming a girl under 13 and 13 counts of possession of indecent cartoon images of children on Tuesday.
He was also found guilty of one count of failing to provide passwords for his computers.
Kulasingham, who used the aliases Fiaz Khan, Arun Kula and Don GT, contacted the victim when she was just ten years old in 2009. He persuaded her to pose indecently for him over the internet and also sent her indecent images of himself.
Two years later, Kulasingham threatened to send pornographic images of the girl to her friends if she refused to meet him. When she did, he sexually abused her.
He was arrested after the victim's brother and sister discovered explicit text messages on a mobile phone.
DC Sarah Garrick, from the Met's Operation Sapphire Complex Case Team, said: "Kulasingham is a very cunning, deceitful man, who hid the true nature of his offending from all his family.
"We know that he was in contact with a number of other young girls who have never come forward. We would encourage them to do so."
If you or anyone else has been contacted by Kulasingham or someone else using the same method, call police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.