39. Pakistani national Kamran Ahmed

08.09.2016 11:47
Newlywed Pakistani man, 27, raped a 12-year-old schoolgirl less than six months after he arrived in Britain claiming the 'devil got to him'
  • Kamran Ahmed previously touched girl indecently and tried to kiss her
  • Raped her then said no one would 'believe a child' if she told anyone
  • She eventually confessed to teacher she was assaulted 'in a dirty way'
  • Ahmed, 27, was given a ten-year sentence and will likely be deported

A newly married husband who raped a 12-year-old girl and claimed 'the devil got him' as he confessed to his wife has been jailed for ten years.

Pakistani national Kamran Ahmed, 27, had been in the UK less than six months after marrying a British woman when he had sex with the schoolgirl, pulling off her clothes and telling her 'I have to do this'.

Ahmed had previously told the girl she was pretty, touched her indecently and tried to kiss her before forcibly raping her, prosecutor Tom Storey told Bradford Crown Court.

Afterwards, he said that no one would believe a child over an adult if she told someone, forcing her to carry the shame alone, which the court heard had a dramatic impact on her school work.

She was too ashamed and embarrassed to tell her Muslim family but eventually confessed to her teacher that she had been assaulted 'in a dirty way,' the court heard.

Ahmed, from Thornbury, Bradford, West Yorkshire, later confessed the crime to his British wife, saying 'the devil had got to him,' Mr Storey said. 

He was jailed for ten years after he pleaded guilty on the day of the trial and will be deported after serving his prison sentence, the Recorder of Bradford, Judge Roger Thomas QC, told him.


Kamran Ahmed, 27, was jailed for ten years for raping a 12-year-old girl then claiming that 'the devil got him'

Kamran Ahmed, 27, was jailed for ten years for raping a 12-year-old girl then claiming that 'the devil got him'


Mitigating, Mohammed Ramzan, said his client had also destroyed his own life.

'The case has had a devastating effect and he is extremely ashamed of his conduct and what he has done,' he said.

'He will be deported back to Pakistan after serving his sentence and he will take the shame with him.'

Mr Ramzan conceded that the girl will carry the 'torture' with her for the rest of her life.

Judge Thomas said: 'She was unable to take advantage of counselling because it was too painful and difficult to speak about what had happened, even in such a private setting.'

He told Ahmed: 'It is impossible to think that the effects of your crime on her will somehow dissipate in any substantial way.

'One fears that her future years will be very badly affected by what you did to her.'

Ahmed must sign the sex offenders' register indefinitely.

He will 'undoubtedly and inevitably' be deported back to Pakistan, Judge Thomas stated.