March 2013

Sex groomer jailed for attacks on vulnerable females

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A predatory sex groomer who plied his vulnerable victims with neat vodka before abusing them has been jailed for almost eight years.

Quasim Inayat sexually assaulted a 15-year-old schoolgirl he persistently followed in his car and two women with mental health difficulties, molesting one and raping the other, Bradford CrownCourt heard yesterday.

Inayat, 31, of Asthall Close, Keighley, was labelled “manipulative, determined and dangerous” by the police who again warned that child sex abuse will not be tolerated.

The case of Inayat, who was jailed for seven years and nine months, came weeks after two men were imprisoned for a total of 36 years for drugging and raping vulnerable schoolgirls they picked up off the streets of Keighley.

Uncle and nephew Shazad Rehman and Bilal Hussain raped a 14-year-old girl and each committed a brutal rape and assaults on other underage girls.

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Rehman, 30, of no fixed address, was imprisoned for 18 and a half years and Hussain, 23, of Neville Road Avenue, Leeds, for 17 and a half years at Bradford Crown Court on March 6.

Yesterday, Chief Superintendent Angela Williams, Airedale and North Bradford Divisional Commander, said: “This is the second trial in a matter of weeks specifically relating to child sexual exploitation and really represents our focus on bringing the perpetrators of these crimes to justice.

“This latest sentence should therefore serve as further warning to others that we will not tolerate this behaviour in West Yorkshire, and those involved will experience the same fate.”

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Chris Walker, said: “Inayat is a predatory sex offender who deliberately targeted young and vulnerable women for his own personal gratification. He displayed little or no regard for them as individuals, treating each with complete disdain.

“Through a proactive investigation into this man’s behaviour, we were able to build up a picture of a manipulative, determined and dangerous individual who will now have to spend a considerable amount of time behind bars.”

Inayat pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a girl of 15 and a young mother with post natal depression. He admitted raping a woman with learning difficulties he met on a social networking site.

All the offences took place between 2008 and 2012.

He began following the teenager in his car when she was 14. He plied her with vodka and twice sexually assaulted her.

He lied to her about his age, pretending he was four years’ younger.

His second victim was a complete stranger he drove on to remote moorland above Keighley.

He sexually assaulted her and she fled a mile through the darkness, dialling 999 on the way.

The third woman was raped when she was drunk and asleep after forming a relationship with Inayat on the internet.

His barrister, Katherine Blackwell QC, said Inayat was battling alcohol and cocaine and that made him behave in an unacceptable way towards women.