A former Stanmore businessman and big name in the Jewish community has been jailed for nearly six years for instructing sexual abuse involving young children online.

Simeon Osen, 53, of Forest Lane in Chigwell, Essex used to lived in Stanmore, he pleaded guilty to 13 offences of arranging and facilitating the commission of child sex offences during 2012.

Harrow Crown Court heard today (November 6) that Osen who is Jewish and been described as, a 'pillar of his community', used online video tool, Skype to instruct girls as young as 10 years-old in the Philippines to penetrate themselves, masturbate and expose their private parts.

He was sentenced to just under five years and 11 months in jail after pleading guilty to all 13 counts which included having indecent images.

Sentencing Osen was Judge Martyn Barklem, he said: "These children were for the most part pre pubescent, ranging from ages 10 years-old to 15 years-old. These children were not objects to be used for your sexual gratification, they are real children and real people.

"I accept that most of your life you have been a pillar of your community and it comes as no surprise that your extended family have turned their back on you despite your remorse. It is a complete revulsion."

The court heard how Osen would transfer money via Paypal for young girls in the Philippines to touch themselves via Skype.

Prosecutor, Rhiannon Sadler said: "He paid for sex shows involving children as young as 10 years-old, he would arrange the girls and direct them via Skype. Officers went through over 41,000 Skype messages which they discovered on Mr Osen's computers. He would negotiate ages, prices and what kind of acts he would like to see."

The court also heard how on one occasion Osen was watching a 13 year-old girl over Skype penetrate herself, but he could not ejaculate because he was in his workplace and the cleaner was around.

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The prosecution believe that over £5,000 was transferred from Osen's accounts to pay for these online sex videos, however the defence disagree with that sum.

Osen has also been ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register for life and has been given a Sexual Offences Prevention Order.

The Met's Child Abuse, Exploitation and Sexual Abuse Command, began investigating Osen in 2013, following an allegation that he abused a 13-year old girl.

During the course of the investigation Osen's personal computers were examined and a quantity of images and movies of an indecent nature were found, including some categorised as extreme pornography.

A further computer seized from his work premises in Harlow revealed over 41,000 messages via online video chat with people in Manila, Philippines, during which Osen is directing the abuse of children.

Detective Constable Rachel Snow from the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse, Command said: "On the surface Simeon Osen was a successful business man with a family, but in reality he was a paedophile who was abusing children.

“I hope his arrest, prosecution and imprisonment today serves as a warning to other sex offenders in the UK, who think they can get away with abusing children anywhere in the world. This investigation is a very good example of the lengths the police and other law enforcement agencies will go to in order to find and secure the evidence to convict you.

“I also hope this case gives victims of sexual abuse, who may not have previously reported their ordeal to the police, the confidence to come forward.”