December 2004

Jailed for pupil rape

A WALSALL teacher who considered himself ‘untouchable’ has been jailed for a total of 11 years by a court for twice raping one of his pupils.

Javed Akhter became obsessed with the attractive girl, who was one of around 100 children attending classes at his school.

The 47-year-old father of three – described as a respected and trusted man in the Muslim community – also carried out a string of sex attacks on the girl over a five year period. She was aged 11 when the attacks began.

Akhter, of Charlotte Road, Walsall, was unanimously convicted on all charges by a jury.