Raghu Singamaneni ran two parlours and lured girls on jobs app
A 50-YEAR-OLD, who used the lure of jobs at his therapeutic massage parlour to rape younger girls throughout London, has been sentenced to 18 years of imprisonment.
Wooden Inexperienced Crown Court docket unanimously discovered Raghu Singamaneni responsible of rape and sexual assault involving 4 girls. His sentencing occurred on Friday (16).
The trial heard how Singamaneni ran two therapeutic massage parlours on Holloway Highway, Islington, and Excessive Highway, Wooden Inexperienced, in north London.
He would promote on a jobs app for girls to work at his parlour and make appointments to fulfill the aspirants earlier than finishing up sexual assaults, the Metropolitan Police mentioned.
“This man used his place of authority to hold out a string of sexual assaults on younger girls. Many of those girls have been lured by the hope of employment, however have been then subjected to essentially the most dreadful sexual assaults,” mentioned detective constable Hussain Sayem, who led the investigation.
The primary sufferer who reported the matter to the police was 17 – she had organized to fulfill Singamaneni for an interview.
She instructed police that she met him at his parlour and he went by means of the coaching she would wish.
She once more met Singamaneni on the parlour the subsequent day and he gave her a glass of prosecco. She instructed the police that she then turned so intoxicated she was sick.
Singamaneni then took her to a lodge the place he carried out a sexual assault – trying to rape the girl.
Simply greater than two weeks later, the sufferer made a grievance at Tottenham police station in London and Singamaneni was arrested and launched underneath investigation whereas additional enquiries have been made.
A second offence was associated to a 19-year-old lady who reported rape at her workplace in north London. She instructed police that Singamaneni had requested for a therapeutic massage, insisted that she drink some vodka after which raped her.
Enquiries revealed one other offence occurred when a 23-year-old lady organized to fulfill Singamaneni after answering a job advert. She organized to fulfill him at a lodge and once they entered the lodge room, Singamaneni plied her with alcohol and later forcibly eliminated her clothes and raped her.
The final offence occurred at one other north London lodge involving a 17-year-old feminine, who had additionally utilized for a job as a masseur and had spoken to a lady about an interview. The girl instructed her to go to the lodge the place she would meet somebody to have a trial therapeutic massage.
Singamaneni supplied her drinks and medicines after which raped her, the courtroom heard.
She left the lodge and referred to as a pal who then reported the matter to the police.
The Met Police mentioned detectives compiled proof from the ladies and Singamaneni was arrested. He was convicted of three counts of rape; two counts of sexual assault and one rely of tried rape – regarding 4 girls.