British sex offender hiding out on Spanish farm is jailed

Her boyfriend remains at large

LAST UPDATED: 13 Dec, 2016 @ 10:30
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Leila Kassam
Leila Kassam

A SEX offender who fled to Spain has been jailed for three years.

Convicted for having unlawful sex with a 15-year-old girl, Leila Kassam has been sentenced to three years at Blackfriars Crown Court in London.

She was also given an additional one-year sentence for arranging and facilitating child sex offences.

Pleading guilty at her original trial in March, 32-year old Kassam fled to Spain in June where she hid out as a farmhand in Ibiza.

Turned in by the owner of the farm following Crimestoppers appeals, Kassam was extradited to the UK on December 9.

Her ex-boyfriend Paul Silverthorn, 36, is also wanted in connection to the crimes and remains at large.

He has been jailed to nine years in his absence.

Paul Silverton
Paul Silverthorn
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