May 2016

Sex offender who raped five-year-old boy jailed

A sex offender who raped a five-year-old boy and sexually abused a six-year-old was jailed for 10 years and six months.

Mohammed Ullah, 20, formerly of Loughborough, was caught after the victims reported what he had done to them.

Ullah pleaded guilty to rape, on one occasion, between 2013 and 2014.

He admitted sexually touching the second victim at the end of last year.

Paul Prior, prosecuting, said the second victim was distressed and immediately told his parents what had happened to him.

The earlier offence on the first victim – committed when Ullah was 17 – then came to light when the boy also told his parents, Leicester Crown Court was told.

Sentencing, Recorder Ahmed Nadim said: “You gave way to your personal sexual gratification in preference to the obligations and needs of society.

“The aggravating feature is you committed these offences against two children of very tender years.”

The recorder said Ullah had “used an opportunity” to abuse the victims.

He said: “The second victim complained to his parents about what you’d done.

“Instead of showing some decency and social responsibility you caused distress and anxiety by denying it.

“Matters were reported to the police and were fully investigated.

“You maintained your denial and purported to give some explanation which was investigated and found to be utterly wrong and false.

“You told the rape victim to keep the matter a secret.”

Ullah, who was of previous good character, was made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order for 12 years, which included banning him from having unsupervised contact with children.

His future addresses will be on a sex offender register, for life.

The recorder said: “It’s a matter of concern that despite having committed two sexual offences, some years apart, you seem not to recognise your offending was because of a desire to obtain sexual gratification.”

Mr Prior said the parents were “deeply distressed” on learning what had happened to their children.

He said: “There was considerable anxiety about the possibility of a disease being passed on and taking precautionary medicine was distressing for the boys.”

Sarah Cornish, mitigating, said: “He has feelings of revulsion due to shame and embarrassment and he’s genuinely remorseful.

“He was depressed following the death of his father.”

In a letter quoted in court, the defendant said: “I feel what I’ve done is absolutely sickening” and “I am very sorry.”

He said he was accepting of punishment that was due to him.