A 23-year-old man has been sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment for repeatedly raping two young brothers.
Jeremy Roberts, 23, of Borehamwood, north London, pleaded guilty to multiple charges of rape over eight years on the two boys.
His conduct, which the judge called “devastating”, was discovered when the younger brother told his school rabbinical counsellor he had been offered money to perform a sexual act on a man.
The elder brother, when asked by police why he allowed the abuse to continue, replied: “Emotional force, blackmail, physical force.”
‘He had medical and behavioural problems’, court told
The child detailed one occasion when his duvet cover was ripped off him and explained he was scared that knowledge of the abuse would bring shame on his family.
Roberts, who wore a kippah as he was sentenced at Wood Green Crown Court on Friday, was also found guilty of 52 counts of possessing indecent photographs of children, many reaching four out of five on indices of indecency.