Takeaway Worker jailed for Raping Underage Customer Twice

A man from Oldham has been jailed for raping an underage girl on two separate occasions while he was working at a takeaway.

Takeaway Worker jailed for Raping Underage Customer Twice f

She said he "took her innocence"

Former takeaway worker Hawaiz Rashid, aged 41, of Oldham, was jailed for nine years after he raped an underage customer on two separate occasions.

Bolton Crown Court heard that he met his victim while working at Ashton Balti House, in Ashton-Under-Lyne, between 2008 and 2010.

The girl was 13 or 14-years-old at the time.

Rashid, who is also commonly known as Waqas, would speak to the girl when she came into the takeaway with friends.

He eventually got her phone number.

According to the victim, friendly conversations turned “weird” and Rashid asked her to meet him and go to a hotel.

The girl agreed and said that she was “flattered” by the attention from an older man.

However, she did not expect anything sexual to happen.

When they arrived at the hotel, Rashid told the girl to keep her head down and walk fast. This made her suspect that something was wrong.

Once in the room, Rashid helped the girl undress and then got on top of her.

Despite pushing him away and repeatedly saying “no”, Rashid then raped her.

A few weeks later, the girl was at her home. Rashid told her that he could come over after his shift.

Despite the girl making excuses, Rashid turned up anyway, between 1 am and 1:30 am.

He took her to the bathroom and raped her for a second time.

After confiding in friends, the victim told the police in May 2018.

Following his arrest, Rashid admitted knowing the victim but denied either incident taking place.

Rashid was found guilty of two counts of rape following a trial.

Prosecutor Paul Treble read a statement from the victim. She said that she had regular nightmares about Rashid.

She said he “took her innocence” and that the ordeal made her “anxious, depressed and scared”.

The victim added: “I hope my nightmares will ease up someday and I hope that he will come to terms with what he’s done.

“I can go months without thinking about it but then one day I’ll be crying my heart out into my pillow so my children don’t hear. They’re the ones who get me through it.

“I hope one day he will know and understand the pain he’s caused.”

Michael Blakey, defending, said:

“The type of offence that it is will clearly have a negative effect on him whilst in prison.”

Judge Tom Gilbart told the ex-takeaway worker: “These were abhorrent offences.

“You cynically took advantage of a young girl who was flattered by attention from an older man.

“What you did has had a long-lasting and deeply unpleasant effect on her.”

Rashid was jailed for nine years. He was also ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register for life and a 10-year sexual harm prevention order was imposed on him.

Dhiren is a journalism graduate with a passion for gaming, watching films and sports. He also enjoys cooking from time to time. His motto is to “Live life one day at a time.”

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