Mohammed Schwitters, aged 55, of Birmingham, was jailed for 18 years for child sex offences. The paedophile was located in a mechanic’s workshop in Canada.

Birmingham Crown Court heard that he sexually abused a child over a period of seven years.

The abuse started when the girl was just 10-years-old.

According to West Midlands Police, the offending happened between 2010 and 2017.

Officers arrested Schwitters when the offences were reported in 2017.

But during the investigation, the paedophile fled the country.

Over the next three years, officers from the force’s Public Protection Unit worked to track Schwitters down.

Working with the Canadian Authorities, officers arrested Schwitters on September 1, 2020.

Officers tracked the mobile phone number and bank accounts Schwitters used to a mechanic’s workshop in Toronto.

He was extradited back to the UK and appeared at Birmingham Crown Court on December 10, 2021, where he pleaded guilty to four counts of sexual assault on a child, three counts of attempted rape and three counts of assault by penetration.