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Pictured: Primark security guard who got shoplifters to perform sex acts for his silence

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This is the security guard who is facing a lengthy prison sentence after he raped and sexually abused teenage girls he caught shoplifting.

Zia Uddin, 27, got the girls, all 15, to perform sex acts in return for not telling their parents or police.

He was caught out when colleagues noticed he had not completed shoplifting paperwork properly and asked for CCTV to be deleted.

When his control room at Primark in Kingston-upon-Thames was searched, detectives found that he kept condoms there.

The clothing chain said that Uddin had abused the trust placed in him by the company and Brooknight Security firm who he worked for.

A spokesman said: ‘This has been a horrendous ordeal for the victims and their families and we are truly sorry for what they have suffered. Our thoughts are very much with them.

‘The nature of these offences is shocking and distressing.

‘Zia Uddin abused the trust that was placed in him by his employer, Brooknight Security, and by us, by taking advantage of his victims, who were young and vulnerable.’

Prosecutor Graham Partridge said: ‘Zia Uddin preyed on young girls in a vulnerable situation.

‘He abused his authority by telling them to perform sexual acts for him on the promise they would then be released without their parents or the police being informed about what they had done.

‘Having worked in security, Uddin was also well aware of the CCTV camera “blind spots” and took advantage of these in order to carry out his offending.

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‘The prosecution case was able to rely on strong witness testimony from the victims, who were able to give evidence via pre-recorded video after the CPS applied for special measures.

‘Telephone evidence also showed that Uddin had made a number of personal phone calls to other girls accused of shoplifting after acquiring their phone numbers through the incidents.

‘During the trial Uddin claimed all the victims were liars and refused to take responsibility for his actions.

‘He has now been held accountable for his actions.’

He will be sentenced for rape and four counts of sex abuse against children next week.

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