Paedophile rapper who groomed schoolgirls on social media jailed for 16 years


A paedophile rapper who groomed schoolgirls on social media before filming himself having sex with them has been jailed for 16 years.

Daniel Rodriguez, also known as Grymey D, used Instagram, Facebook and Blackberry Messenger to contact girls who he invited to his home.

Videos found on devices in his bedroom at his parents' house showed Rodriguez engaging in sex with young girls.

The 28-year-old of Hackney, north London, wore a casual shirt and had his long hair in a plait during the sentencing at Wood Green Crown Court on Friday.

Sentencing him for 15 counts, Judge Joanna Greenberg QC said he deliberately targeted young girls in order to carry out "deviant sexual fantasties".


In one encounter, Rodriguez filmed himself having sex with a 14-year-old girl who had arrived at his house wearing her school uniform.

Judge Greenberg told him: "Your modus operandi makes it clear to me that your desire for them was because they were young girls."

She added: "Your expressions of remorse ring hollow."

The judge said Rodriguez targeted "vulnerable and impressionable" girls, telling him: "You cannot have failed to be aware just how seriously the sexual exploitation of children is dealt with."

She pointed out that many victims of crimes like these "feel a life-long degradation and shame".

She added: "You do present a significant risk of causing serious psychological harm to young girls."

Rodriguez was sentenced on a total of 15 counts relating to seven victims, including sexual activity with a child, sexual assault, making indecent photographs and causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.