The Bradford Crown Crown sentenced a man today to 15 years in prison after he was found guilty for assaulting and raping a girl multiple times in a trial in January.
Ansar Mahmood, 37, of Withins Close, Little Horton, Bradford, was charged for eight counts, which included rape and indecently touching. On some occasions he forced himself on the girl in the back seat of his car. A judge told that Mahmood had also offered money to keep the girl silent.
The judge also appreciated the bravery of the girl to speak without fear in front of the court. The girl told the court that her life was out of control due to the abuse and torture she had been through. She further expressed her feelings and said that when any boy speaks to her she feels insecure thinking that all they want is s**.
She told that she thinks no one cares for her and she is trying hard to get back all the things that the rapist has taken away from her.
Recorder Anthony Hawks described the girl as a very brave and remarkable young person.
The court was also told that Mahmood had no previous convictions and
He also told him that right from his arrest Mahmood has denied the charges but nobody could agree with him after what the girl has said in front of the court. He told him that his actions have affected the girl’s life devastatingly.
An NSPC spokesperson said that it was only through the girl’s courage to give evidence that Mahmood’s actions have been disclosed and he has been brought to justice He also said that Mahmood’s imprisonment will encourage many other survivors of abuse to come forward.
Original News Source: T&A