May 2013

Shop worker who lured 12-year-old girl to his home for sex jailed

A Birmingham shop worker who lured a 12-year-old girl to his home and then asked her for sex has been jailed for three-and-a-half years.

Illegal immigrant Abslan Nadli, 35, of Stratford Road, Hall Green, had previously admitted inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

Judge Stuart Rafferty QC said “I am satisfied that the only reason you were asking those questions is that you wanted to have sexual intercourse with her.

“With commendable calmness and courage in the circumstances she said no and tried to get out of the flat.”

The judge said he accepted that Nadli had eventually let the girl out but went on “The damage had been done. She went home in fear and was very distressed by what had happened. Her confidence was shaken severely.”

Jane Sarginson, prosecuting at Birmingham Crown Court, said on the afternoon of January 12 this year the girl, who was coming back home after a dance class, went into a newsagents on the Stratford Road.

There were two employees including the defendant and after realising she did not have any money the youngster came back out.

However as she carried on down the road she became aware that someone was following her and when she turned around saw Nadli.

The defendant then indicated that she should go into an alleyway.

The girl, thinking Nadli had something to show her, then followed him up a flight of stairs and through a door and went into a room above shops.

Nadli then asked her whether she liked boys and whether she wanted to have sex.

Miss Sarginson said the defendant then gave the victim £2 and told her not to tell anyone about what had happened but she later told her father.

William Dudley, defending, said Nadli was not a predator but was someone who was naive.

He said that the girl had been friendly and that he had “read too much into that.”