UK: Mauritian businessman accused of raping 11-year-old at his office
A TRUSTED Mauritian businessman from Croydon raped an 11-year-old schoolgirl at his office after grooming her with porn, a court heard. Kamil Hossenbux, 62, of Ferns Close, Selsdon, had made online searches for indecent images of children before picking up the girl in his car, a jury at Croydon Crown Court was told on Wednesday.
Hossenbux previously ran a language college from the building but has since changed its use to a private care home for residents with learning disabilities and dementia.
Prosecutor Miss Karen Holt told the jury the defendant knew the girl's family and said: "They saw him as an older, learned, intelligent man.
"When alone with her in his car there was an element of grooming and he made suggestive comments to her that she was a big girl now and should start to learn about sex.
"He would hold her hand and touched her leg on one occasion and said it was time she learned about it.
"He would pick her up from school under the guise of helping the family out, but on this day he took her to a building he described as his office.
"To use her words, they 'snogged' and he took her clothes off."
The prosecution says Hossenbux then performed a sex act on the girl and forced her to perform one on him. It is claimed he then raped her on the floor.
Miss Holt continued: "The Crown say the defendant sought to prepare this young child by also showing her pornography on his computer.
"Afterwards he told her she had 'done good', drove her home and gave her five pounds. He told her not to tell her mother."
However, the girl told another relative and gave a statement to police on October 2, 2010.
When quizzed by officers the defendant claimed he drove the girl to his office only so that she could use the internet because she did not have it at home.
"He told the police he became aware that she was looking at pornography," said Miss Holt.
"He maintained throughout that he had never done anything that she alleged."
Hossenbux's laptop was examined and the defendant questioned again on November 12.
"He said the only sites he visited were naturist sites as a possible business venture," said Miss Holt.
However, she said the computer's history was consistent with searching for sexual images of children.
The trial continues.
Source: Croydon Today