"Ali is clearly a serious danger to children,"
Aashique Ali, a Derby pervert aged 39 from Chellaston, has been jailed for seven years and four months after admitting to sexually assaulting three young girls and having a vested sexual interest in underage girls.
The sexual offences committed by Ali against the underage girls took place in 2017.
The trial at Derby Crown Court heard how Ali physically abused the young girls.
Details of the victims including names cannot be disclosed for legal reasons.
One of the victims had her underwear pulled down by Ali to whom he made obscene comments while he engaged in sexual contact with her at an address in Derby.
Ali also kissed her neck after looking at her naked chest by pulling up her top and touched the young girl’s upper thigh.
The other two victims targeted at different times by Ali had their clothes pulled down below the waist so they were naked.
The police were alerted by the mother of one of the victims after her young daughter told her what happened.
After arresting Ali, police found sickening images of child abuse on his mobile phone during their investigation.
Ali was sentenced for seven counts of sexual assault of a child and one count of possession of indecent images.
Sentencing Aashique Ali to jail, Judge Peter Cooke said at the hearing:
“You have been commendably candid about not just what you did but why you did it.
“But one aspect I am struggling to accept, as is the author of your pre-sentence report, is that this prurient interest in underage girls only manifested itself last year.
“You moved from looking at pictures to doing something about it and that has been your downfall.”
In addition to the jail term, a sexual harm prevention order for his life was handed to Ali by Judge Cooke.
Prosecutor Ian West said in court:
“In a victim impact statement, one of the victims says her education has suffered because of what happened and there is a male family friend, who has done absolutely nothing wrong, who she cannot bear to be with anymore.”
“When police analysed the defendant’s mobile phone, after his arrest, it contained one category A indecent image (the most serious) and four category C.”
It was revealed by Mr West that Ali eventually pleaded guilty to his sexual offences sometime after his interview with the police in which he initially “denied any wrongdoing”.
Ali’s defence lawyer, Sonal Ahya, said:
“This defendant comes from a very supportive family and his father is appalled at his son’s behaviour.
“He knows custody is going to be difficult for him and his family.”
After the case, a spokesperson from the NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) said:
“It is difficult to underestimate the devastating impact of Ali’s sickening abuse on his victims, and they must now be supported to help them move forward with their lives.
“Ali is clearly a serious danger to children, so it is vital that he receives treatment in prison to lessen the risk he poses.
“By downloading child abuse images, he has also helped sustain an evil industry that trades on pain and suffering.”
This vile crime will leave a mark in the childhood of these young girls and is bound to affect them later in life. Something Ali has inflicted on them by his perverse, disturbing and selfish actions.
It is important that if anyone is concerned about any child who may be experiencing any kind of abuse to contact the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000.
Young people in danger can contact 24/7 Childline on 0800 1111 or visit www.childline.org.uk.
This story was originally reported by the Derby Telegraph.