Dewan Gazi, 22, who Forced himself on Schoolgirls is Jailed for 12 Years in Manchester

Dewan Gazi, 22, from Blackley near Middleton, messaged 95 teenagers on the social media app Yubo over a period of 12 days after claiming to be 17 years old.

The mother of the 12-year-old schoolgirl called the police after walking into her daughter’s bedroom to find her dancing in front of phone.

The girl had previously told Gazi she was 12 and never done such stuff, to which he replied ‘Age is just a number.

‘He said he liked school uniforms and asked her to send photographs in her uniform.

‘Also during these messages he asked her if she was home alone suggesting he came over to her.

‘Subsequently she told police she knew from the outset that he was 22 and thought he had a job as he would dress professionally.

The pair had a liaison near a primary school and met again when he arrived at her home three times while her mother was out.

Another 15-year-old was targeted in June. ‘She and her friend started to use the app and saw this defendant who said he was 17.

‘She liked the look of him and began exchanging messages – he then asked her to carry on the contact on Snapchat where she told him she was 15.

‘On a particular evening he picked her up in his car close to her home address and they went back to his home.

‘His brother asked him for a lift and he told the girl not to tell him what her real age was and to say that she was 17 or 18.

‘He then dropped his brother off and returned straight to his bedroom and took her lower clothing off. She just froze and allowed it to continue. She stayed at his house address the whole of that night.

Gazi admitted charges against him, communication with a child, meeting a child after grooming, assault, activity with a child and distributing indecent images. He was jailed for 12 years for forcing himself on schoolgirls, 12 and 15, after contacting girls on ‘Tinder for teens’ app Yubo.

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