Paedophile who Sexually Abused Child & Fled to Canada Jailed

A paedophile has been jailed for sexually abusing a child. He was arrested after being tracked to a mechanic’s workshop in Canada.

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the paedophile fled the country.

Mohammed Schwitters, aged 55, of Birmingham, was jailed for 18 years for child sex offences. The paedophile was located in a mechanic’s workshop in Canada.

Birmingham Crown Court heard that he sexually abused a child over a period of seven years.

The abuse started when the girl was just 10-years-old.

According to West Midlands Police, the offending happened between 2010 and 2017.

Officers arrested Schwitters when the offences were reported in 2017.

But during the investigation, the paedophile fled the country.

Over the next three years, officers from the force’s Public Protection Unit worked to track Schwitters down.

Working with the Canadian Authorities, officers arrested Schwitters on September 1, 2020.

Officers tracked the mobile phone number and bank accounts Schwitters used to a mechanic’s workshop in Toronto.

He was extradited back to the UK and appeared at Birmingham Crown Court on December 10, 2021, where he pleaded guilty to four counts of sexual assault on a child, three counts of attempted rape and three counts of assault by penetration.

Schwitters was sentenced to 18 years in prison.

The paedophile was ordered to sign the Sex Offenders’ Register for life.

After sentencing, Detective Constable Kat Sands said:

“This case really highlights how we take reports of sexual abuse very seriously and will work with survivors, help get them the support they need, and work with them to bring offenders to justice.

“It is never too late to report sexual abuse and we will leave no stone unturned to get justice.”

“While this sentence can never undo what happened, I hope the victim will find some comfort in knowing justice has been served.

“If you have been affected by this report and find this upsetting, or if you just want to talk to someone, The Survivors Trust is there for you. Call them on 08088 010818.”

In a previous incident, a shop owner and shopkeeper befriended a young boy, who spent time inside the shop.

Former shop owner Hannan Ullah and shopkeeper Mohammed Shahabir Alom from Ferus Superstore in Westferry went on to sexually assault him on four separate occasions over a three-week period.

The offences happened between January 15 and February 2, 2018.

All four of the sexual assaults happened inside the shop, sometimes in a storage room.

The shop has since been closed down.

Following the fourth offence, the boy told his mother what had happened to him and this was reported to police.

Both men were charged in May 2019.

Ullah was charged with one count of sexual activity with a child.

Alom was charged with three counts of sexual touching of a boy under 13.

Following a four-day trial in November 2021, both men were convicted.

Ullah was jailed for two years and four months, of which 14 months will be served on licence.

Alom was also sentenced to two years and four months in prison, of which 14 months will be served on licence.

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