"I am unable to sleep properly at night and I cry"
Jawwad Akram, aged 54, of Edgware, was jailed for 11 years after he got a 15-year-old girl pregnant.
Harrow Crown Court heard that the married man groomed the victim between August and October 2021, even offering her parents £50,000 to marry her.
Akram bought the teenager expensive gifts and treated her parents “with contempt” by calling them, Gypsies.
Akram knew about the girl’s difficult upbringing and that she was 15 years old.
At one point, he offered her parents £50,000 to marry her, but they refused.
After the refusal, the girl went missing and her mother was unaware of her whereabouts for a month.
Akram arranged for them to go to a flat in Dundee where he engaged in unprotected sexual intercourse with the girl “six or seven times”.
Police believe that the girl became pregnant during the first week of September, shortly before they were discovered by the police.
The two then travelled to a hotel in Notting Hill, where Akram pretended that they were related.
The hotel manager became suspicious due to their age difference and called the police.
Akram was arrested and after being confronted by officers about the girl’s young age, he reacted with a “so what” attitude.
He was released on bail on the condition that he made no contact with the victim, conditions that he broke within a matter of days.
He video-called the girl, who had been placed into the care of social services, and organised for her to return to Dundee.
In October 2021, the girl was reported missing by her foster family and Akram refused to assist the police with their investigations.
She was later found at a property in Dundee, having travelled there under provisions organised by Akram.
Akram repeatedly denied having sexual intercourse with the girl and claimed that he thought she was 19.
He changed his defence after a DNA test proved he was the father of her unborn child. She later had an abortion.
The girl is now in the full-time care of social services.
In a victim impact statement, her mother said:
“This case has had and still has a massive psychological impact on me.
“I am unable to sleep properly at night and I cry all the time.
“With regards to the relationship between my daughter and Mr Jawwad Akram, when I first heard the news that they had run away together my first thought was to jump in front of a car and commit suicide.”
Throughout the trial, Akram had been “argumentative” with the jury, with Judge Dean telling him:
“It is quite clear that you are a bully and you are used to getting your own way.
“Your behaviour, in this case, has been predatory and narcissistic. You treated her and her family as less worthy of respect as they are poor.”
She also said that he had treated his victim “as if she was a mistress” despite her young age and that he had shown “contempt” towards her by having unprotected sex and getting her pregnant.
Akram was jailed for 11 years and was made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order, a restraining order and will remain on the sex offenders register indefinitely.