McDonald’s employee, 26, blackmailed and lashed out at 2,000 victims after posing as a stockbroker on Sugar Daddy sites


A sadistic McDonald’s employee who blackmailed and attacked 2,000 victims has been sentenced to 32 years in prison.

Abdul Elahi, 26, of Birmingham, posed as a wealthy stockbroker on Sugar Daddy’s websites before blackmailing his victims into engaging in degrading sex acts.

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Abdul Elahi posed as a wealthy stockbroker on Sugar Daddy’s websites before blackmailing his victims into engaging in degrading sex actsCredit: PA

The National Crime Agency (NCA) said investigators were stunned by the “industrial scale” of Elahi’s global crime which “destroyed lives and families.”

In court, Elahi was described as being “in a league of his own” in terms of the scale of his offenses, “often juggling” dozens of potential victims while posing as a wealthy stockbroker offering help. financial.

Some women and girls have been blackmailed into abusing a baby or sibling by Elahi, who offered to pay off debts with Bitcoin.

Elahi, whose youngest victim was only nine months old, also “served as a mentor” to other online abusers, the court said.

In addition to posing as a finance employee, Elahi pretended to be a doctor, usually offering to pay large sums of money for intimate footage, which he then used to coerce victims into filming more sexual acts. in addition degrading.

In a series of offenses, a teenage girl learned that her parents would be killed if she did not follow her orders.

The evil pervert sold images of his victims to pedophiles around the world in boxed boxes.

Elahi then laundered the money he earned from Amazon gift cards and bought electrical products to resell for cash.

In sentencing Elahi, Judge Sarah Buckingham said he caused such distress by intimidating and threatening women and girls some of whom had considered suicide.

The judge told Elahi: “Your dissemination of indecent images was on a large scale, which allowed you to make money.

“You lived in a multitude of ‘sugar daddy’ websites targeting financially desperate women.

“You have obviously derived pleasure from the agony you have caused – with complete disregard for the suffering of your victims.

“There was a sadistic element to your offense, demonstrated by the relentless blackmail and targeting of children and young adults.”

You have obviously derived pleasure from the agony you have caused – with complete disregard for the suffering of your victims

Judge Sarah Buckingham

One victim – a schoolgirl at the time of the offenses – said she tried to overdose on paracetamol after learning Elahi uploaded her images to Twitter.

She said: “I would say for two years this person ruined my life, I was heartbroken. I remember when I was 16, I spent the night crying, I was severely depressed.

“I try to move forward but I find it very difficult, I feel like it will be with me for the rest of my life.”

Another teenage victim said: “Knowing that this cancerous polyp from a human has been caught gives me great relief.

“Knowing that his vile reign of terror is over gives me relief. “

“LIVES AND DEFAULT FAMILIES”

Tony Cook, CSA chief of operations at NCA, said: “Abdul Elahi is a depraved sadist who has obtained sexual gratification through the power and control of his victims whom he has often goaded to the point of wanting to kill himself. .

“He destroyed lives and families.”

Sophie Mortimer, of the Revenge Porn Helpline, said: “This is a long awaited day for the many, many victims of Elahi.

“The Revenge Porn helpline has been in operation for two and a half years and has deleted 135,000 individual images on behalf of those affected, which equates to a 90% take-out rate.

“We hope everyone affected by this feels a little sense of closure today, we know their priority is removing this content.

“We will continue to work in the weeks and months to come to report this content and we encourage anyone with concerns about their own images to contact us and we will do everything possible to offer advice and support.”

Co-accused Kirsty Nicholls, 36, of Northolt, Middlesex, has been jailed for six years and nine months for helping Elahi create indecent images.

Nicholls, who met Elahi on a so-called Sugar Daddy website, was also arrested after a lengthy investigation by the National Crime Agency.

A second accused Kirsty Nicholls, 35, of Northolt, Middlesex, has also admitted to offenses

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A second accused Kirsty Nicholls, 35, of Northolt, Middlesex, has also admitted to offensesCredit: SWNS
The case was heard at Birmingham Crown Court

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The case was heard at Birmingham Crown CourtCredit: BPM


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