Halifax man jailed for sexually abusing teenage girl

Mohammed Ajaib

A Halifax man has been jailed for seven years after being found guilty of sexually abusing a teenage girl.

Mohammed Ajaib, 33, had denied being responsible for the repeated abuse of the complainant, but after more than three hours of deliberation a jury at Bradford Crown Court found him guilty on 12 charges relating to various kinds of sexual assault.

After the jury returned their verdicts Peter Hampton, prosecuting, read an impact statement provided by the complainant, who cannot be identified for legal reasons.

In it she said she now felt like “an outsider” and could not trust anyone.

Judge David Hatton QC imposed an indefinite restraining order on Ajaib which bans him from having any contact with the complainant.

Ajaib will also have to register as a sex offender with the police for the rest of his life.

The defendant was assisted throughout his five-day trial by an interpreter and his barrister Frida Hussain submitted that Ajaib’s language difficulties, and the fact that his family still lived in Pakistan, would mean he would have to endure a period of real isolation while in custody.

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