Two men jailed for sexually exploiting young girls after operation against London's worst offenders

Tyler Belgrave-Breeds (left) and Clinton Easy (ES Composite)
Tyler Belgrave-Breeds (left) and Clinton Easy (ES Composite)

Two men have been jailed for sexually exploiting young girls in London as part of an operation to bring to justice 100 dangerous criminals who pose a threat to women.

Clinton Easy and Tyler Belgrave-Breeds arranged for men to have sex with girls as young as 13, Woolwich Crown Court heard.

They were caught as part of the Met’s V100 project, launched to tackle crimes by violent men against women.

Easy, 31, of no fixed abode but from the Catford area of Lewisham, was sentenced on Friday to two years and six months’ jail or two counts of controlling prostitution and the possession and distribution of indecent images.

Belgrave-Breeds, 33, of Walsham Close, Thamesmead, was sentenced in the same hearing to two years and six months’ imprisonment for same offences.

Both men were given a sexual harm prevention order and placed on the sex offenders register for seven years.They had pleaded guilty to the offences at an earlier hearing.

Easy was caught after evidence from online websites showed he was advertising children to be used for sexual acts.

Officers seized all of Easy's devices and began the work to scan for incriminating messages.

They discovered a series of adverts he had made to arrange sex with the young girls. Several indecent images were also found on his phone.

As a result, Met officers successfully safeguarded three victims aged 13-17 during the investigation, after identifying them from phone analysis and trawling through texts messages from Easy’s phone.

Met detectives traced Easy's adverts to Belgrave-Breeds. Officers gathered evidence to prove that Belgrave-Breeds had paid for online advertisement space to promote sex with the victims.

Detective Sergeant Katy Lee, who led the investigation, said: “This investigation was complex with the team reviewing thousands of text messages and tracing different sim cards used by the suspects to try and avoid being caught.

“We are thorough in our work and will leave no stone unturned to build up evidence and help get these criminals behind bars and safeguard their victims from further harm.

"We take harm to children and girls with the utmost seriousness and I am proud we are able to protect our communities as part of our mission to make London safer for women and girls.”

Commander Ben Russell, who leads V100, said: “Through V100 we’re able to identify the most predatory offenders in London who pose the greatest threat to women and girls.

“This another great example of how these tactics are working to protect our communities and the relentless work we are doing to make London safer.”

The ‘V100’ uses data analytics to identify and target the top men and women who pose the most risk using existing police data from victim reports of crime alongside the Cambridge Crime Harm Index, a tool which helps police measure the seriousness of harm to victims.