Febuary 2009

Pervert, 24, jailed for abducting and having sex with 13-year-old

A PERVERT who abducted a 13-year-old girl and had sex with her has been jailed.

Ansar Hussain had the girl in his car when he was stopped by Derby police in London Road, on October 7, after the teenager’s grandmother reported her missing.

They discovered a small amount of cannabis in the car and tests on the girl’s underwear found Hussain’s DNA.

He initially denied he had slept with the girl, but later pleaded guilty to abduction, sexual activity with a child and possession of a controlled drug.

Sentencing Hussain, Judge David Pugsley, who also banned him from working with children for life and placed him on the sex offenders’ register, also for life, said: “If you come back for any sex offence you will probably be at risk from being locked up for a very long time.

“I appreciate this is a case where there is not a big age gap, but she was a young girl and you knew she was a young girl.”

Jonathan James, prosecuting, told Derby Crown Court how Hussain, 24, of Almond Street,Normanton, had previously been spoken to by the police, who had been contacted by the girl’s grandmother.

Mr James said: “The girl’s grandmother was very concerned she (the girl) was getting into drugs and having sex.

“She (the grandmother) called the police on September 13 and the defendant was spoken to by officers, who told him she was under the age of consent. On October 7, the police had another call from the grandmother.

“The police went out and stopped the defendant in London Road. He was in the driver’s seat and the girl was in the passenger seat.”

Questioned by police, Hussain denied he had been in sexual contact with the girl, now 14, but later admitted they had had sex.

Alwyn Jones, in mitigation, said the girl had approached Hussain in the city and told him she was over the age of 16.

Mr Jones spoke of Hussain’s “naivety”.

He said: “The grandmother said the girl’s behaviour had been unruly. She had been going missing and mixing with the wrong crowd.

“This is his first taste of custody and it has been a lesson for him.”

The judge sentenced Hussain to two years and eight months for sexual activity with a child, two years for abduction and three months for the drug charge. All will run concurrently.