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Prosecutor: Odulele cried and apologised when confronted by the boy’s mother

A pastor who fondled a teenage boy while he slept and touched a young preacher while sharing a hotel bed has been imprisoned for eight months.

At his sentencing last week, Dr Albert Odulele was given eight months and six months for both offences, to run concurrently, and placed on the sex offenders’ register for five years.

Woolwich Crown Court heard how Odulele, founder of the Glory House International Pentecostal church, was known to share hotel beds while travelling the world with an entourage of security and pastors.

In around 2003, he was said to have put his hand in the underwear of a boy he had “assumed paternal influence” over, and fondled him after the boy had fallen asleep – they had been watching television.

Police offering reward of £20,000 for information

Detectives have launched a fresh appeal for help in tracing the killer of a well-known Hackney DJ, and offered a £20,000 reward.

Wayne Powell, aged 38, was shot dead in Chingford on 5th July 2010. Wayne's girlfriend was expecting their baby.

A reward of up to £20,000 is available for information leading to the identification, arrest and prosecution of those responsible.

Judge Rook: Grant was a "very dangerous man capable of committing heinous crimes”

Serial sex attacker Delroy Grant has been sentenced to life in jail for attacking at least 203 elderly people in their homes, during a 17-year campaign of terror.

The 53 year-old Grant was told on Thursday, by London’s Woolwich crown court that he would serve at least 27 years behind bars.

He was convicted of 29 charges in relation to indecent assaults, rapes, burglaries and attempted burglaries against elderly people between October 1992 and November 2009.

UKBA: "Adeniji exploited her victims in the most terrible ways"

A woman has been given a total of 11.5 years in prison for her role in keeping trafficked children as domestic servants and assisting with illegal immigration.

Lucy Adetokunboh Adeniji, 46, of Ray Gardens, Barking, was charged with 11 offences: actual bodily harm, neglect, facilitating illegal immigration and eight offences of obtaining property by deception, namely British passports. She was found guilty of all offences at Isleworth Crown Court on 11th February 2011 and sentenced on 18th March.

In early 2009, a 23-year-old woman (victim 1) attended a police station and made historic allegations that she had been brought to the UK in early 1997, abused and exploited as cheap childcare until 2006 by Adeniji.

Under interview on 15th April 2009 by officers from Operation Paladin, a joint Metropolitan Police Service and UK Border Agency team, victim 1 further stated that at the age of 11-years, in December 1997, she was brought to the UK by a man she knew as "Kenny" and placed in the Adeniji household, where her role was to care for the four children, in particular their disabled daughter. Victim 1 also stated that she was not enrolled in school nor registered with a doctor, denied friends and regularly verbally abused and beaten by Adeniji.

Ademuyiwa helped steal identities of 350 people and submitted 300 fraudulent tax credit claims

A woman has been jailed for four years for helping to steal hundreds of identities and fraudulently claiming over £1.3m of tax credits.

Olajumoke Ademuyiwa, 42, a former Jobcentre Plus employee, was jailed for her involvement in stealing the identities of at least 350 people and using the identities to submit over 300 fraudulent tax credit claims, in a scam that spanned over four years.

Her accomplice, Olaide John Taiwo, 35, was jailed for eight and a half years for his part in the scam on 22nd February 2011 at Inner London Crown Court.

£20,000 reward for information leading to arrest and prosecution of Adam's killer/s

Four years on from the death of 15-year-old Adam Regis in Plaistow, detectives have launched a fresh appeal for information about the distinctive car used during the murder.

A £20,000 reward is also still in place for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of Adam's killer/s.

Adam was stabbed to death in Plaistow on 17th March 2007 after a night out with friends at the cinema.

She's ordered to pay £25,000 to her Tanzanian domestic help who worked as a slave

A housewife who kept a Tanzanian woman as a modern-day slave in her Harrow bungalow has been sentenced after being found guilty of human trafficking.

Saeeda Khan, a 68-year-old widow was on 16th March found guilty of one count of trafficking people for exploitation under the Asylum and Immigration Act 2004 at Southwork Crown Court.

She received a nine month sentence suspended for two years and was ordered to pay £25,000 in compensation to the 47-year-old Tanzanian victim and also £15,000 in costs.