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A kebab shop worker who sexually assaulted a young customer has been convicted at court.
Ali Tok, 50 (3.4.63), of Allwood Close SE26, assaulted the 11-year-old schoolgirl as she waited for her order at the shop in Leahurst Road SE13.
He was found guilty at Woolwich Crown Court on Thursday, 7 November, of sexual touching of a child under 13 and will be sentenced on Friday, 29 November.
The victim went to the shop on Thursday, 7 February 2013 where Tok was serving behind the counter.
As her order was taking some time, Tok invited the victim to come and sit in the back of the shop out of public view.
He then told her he loved her and sexually assaulted her.
The victim was extremely scared and began to cry. When her food was ready, Tok passed it to her and she left.
She went straight home, told her mum what had happened and police were called.
Officer attended the shop where Tok was still on duty and arrested him.
In police interview he claimed the victim had become distressed after dropping her food and his face had brushed against hers as he helped her pick it up. He said he had given her a consoling pat on the back and denied sexually assaulting her.
Detective Inspector Jim Pryde, from the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command, said: "The young victim has been extremely brave and there is no doubt this assault has rocked her confidence and trust in people.
"With the support of specially trained officers, she has seen her attacker convicted and this sends out a strong a message to anyone who sexually abuses children that they will be pursued and brought to justice."