"One fears that her future years will be very badly affected"
A 27-year-old man, of Pakistani origin, has been jailed for raping a 12-year-old girl, claiming that ‘the devil got to him’.
After pleading guilty in his trial, Kamran Ahmed, from Thornbury in Bradford, will also be deported back to Pakistan after serving his sentence of 10 years.
Ahmed reportedly pulled off the young girl’s clothing and told her: “I have to do this.”
He also told the 12-year-old that no one would believe her if she reported the rape, as she was a child and he is an adult.
He had previously made other inappropriate sexual advances, before raping her.
Judge Thomas said Ahmed had only been in the UK for a few months, after marrying a British woman.
It was then when he began making sexual advances towards the girl. He has said she was a pretty girl and then began touching her indecently and trying to kiss her, told prosecutor Tom Storey at Bradford Crown Court.
The girl who came from a conservative family felt ashamed and too embarrassed to tell anyone at first, the court heard.
However, it was not long until people around her noticed her depressed state. The school noticed her work was deteriorating and she eventually told a school teacher that she had been, ‘assaulted in a dirty way’.
Ahmed eventually confessed his crime to his wife, saying: “The devil got to him.”
Ahmed’s barrister said he had ‘destroyed his own life’, and will ‘take his shame with him’ back to his home country of Pakistan:
“The case has had a devastating effect. He is extremely ashamed of his conduct and what he has done.”
Barrister Mohammed Ramzan also stated that the girl, who was an able student, will be carrying this ‘torture’ for the rest of her life.
The court heard: “She [the victim] was unable to take advantage of counselling because it was too painful and difficult to speak about what had happened, even in such a private setting.”
“One fears that her future years will be very badly affected by what you did to her,” the judge added.
Ahmed is now signed on the sex offenders’ register list and will be deported to Pakistan after serving his sentence.