"He was extremely distressed during the course of the night"
Adnan Aslam, aged 34, of Nelson, Lancashire, was jailed for four-and-a-half years after he met a 14-year-old boy on the dating app Grindr before raping him in the back of his car.
Burnley Crown Court heard the married father-of-three lured the victim to an isolated East Lancashire business park after sending him a nude picture of himself and stating there would be “cash for favours”.
Charles Brown, prosecuting, explained that Aslam messaged the boy on Grindr, a dating app for gay, bisexual and transsexual people.
He sent the message at 8:30 pm on November 9, 2019.
Over the course of the conversation, the topic of “cash for favours” came up.
Both then exchanged naked photos on Snapchat before agreeing to meet up for sex that evening.
After picking up the boy at a bus station, Aslam drove the boy to a business park and parked up.
Aslam took off his own trousers and stripped the boy before having unprotected sex. After approximately 10 minutes, the boy told Aslam to stop but he carried on.
Mr Brown said: “After the intercourse had finished, the defendant gave him £20, a cigarette and indicated he would supply him with more money when next they meet.
“The victim returned home and disclosed what had happened to his mother.
“He was extremely distressed during the course of the night, asking her to arrange that he should have a HIV test.”
The next morning, the upset boy sent a private Facebook message to his mother, giving her the full details of what had happened.
Police were informed about the matter and Aslam was arrested. During his first interview, Aslam declined to answer any questions.
He was questioned again on November 25 where he admitted contacting the boy on Grindr. He also said it had been a sexual conversation and that he knew the victim was underage.
In his personal statement, the victim said: “I feel I can’t go out alone anymore. I feel anxious quite a lot.”
He went on to say that he was worried about rumours starting.
Aslam, who has no previous convictions, pleaded guilty to raping a child.
Ahmed Nadim said his client wanted the victim to know that the blame was all on him and he should not feel embarrassed or shame.
Mr Nadim said Aslam moved to the UK from Pakistan and had worked hard to achieve promotions in his job.
He said: “He is a 34-year-old man of previous good character.
“He is a married man and father of three children. He understands he has damaged a variety of interests and lives.”
“Unlike many cases that come before those courts where the offenders have little or no understanding of the damage that has been inflicted on a victim, this defendant is of a rare type.
“He has a complete understanding of the damage that he has inflicted on his victim.”
Aslam was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison. He received a 15-year sexual harm prevention order and was told to sign the sex offenders’ register for life.
Lancashire Telegraph reported that he also received an indefinite restraining order, banning him from contacting the victim.