“Nikunjkumar Vaidh is an opportunistic abuser"
Nikunjkumar Vaidh, aged 36, of Hounslow, West London, has been jailed for three-and-a-half years for sexually assaulting a young girl.
Isleworth Crown Court heard that the girl was known to Vaidh.
He had attacked the victim on two separate occasions, both within her own home in Hounslow.
On both occasions, Vaidh waited for an opportunity when other adults were not present to carry out the attacks.
Following the second sexual assault, he told the girl that what had happened was “top secret” and she could not tell anyone.
However, the girl told her mother about the ordeal. The mother then confronted Vaidh.
The police were called and an investigation was launched.
Vaidh was arrested but when he was questioned, he denied the allegations and claimed that the girl was making up the accusations.
Despite denying the accusations, Vaidh was convicted of two counts of sexual touching of a child under 13 following a trial on December 3, 2019.
Throughout the investigation, the girl received specialist counselling and support by specially trained officers.
Detective Constable Emma Rogers, of the West Area Safeguarding Team, said:
“Nikunjkumar Vaidh is an opportunistic abuser who took advantage of situations.
“He had won the confidence of others and used them to carry out two sexual assaults on a young girl.”
“I would like to pay tribute to the bravery of the girl and her family who had the confidence to speak to the police and support this investigation to its conclusion.”
On Monday, March 16, 2020, Nikunjkumar Vaidh was jailed for three-and-a-half years.
There have been numerous sexual assault cases on children committed by someone they knew.
In one case, a private tutor sexually assaulted two students when he was teaching them.
Sanjeev Mittal‘s crimes came to light after the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) were contacted by a father of one of the victims.
The father told the NSPCC that his young daughter had revealed to him that Mittal touched her inappropriately at his own house when she attended tutoring at the premises in Edgbaston, Birmingham.
A police investigation into the accusation then identified a second victim.
The second young girl told the police in her interview that Mittal sexually assaulted her when he visited her family home during lessons and also at Sanjeev’s house and other business addresses where she was taught by the tutor.
After the revelations of both victims, Mittal was then arrested by police.
At the court hearing, the jury found Sanjeev Mittal guilty of nine counts of sexual assault of a child under 13.
Mittal was jailed for five years for his sexual abuse of the young girls.