A Pakistani man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for raping a 12-year-old girl, after which point, he will be deported from Britain.
Kamran Ahmed’s excuse to his wife was that the “devil had got to him,” the Daily Mail reports.
Ahmed, 27-years-old, had only been in the United Kingdom for about six months before he told the girl she was pretty, fondled her and then raped her.
“I have to do this,” he said to the little girl, while tearing off her clothing.
To move to the UK, he married a British woman.
In order to cover his crime, he told the little girl no one would believe her if she told anyone what had happened.
Her schoolwork subsequently suffered, as the shame and embarrassment from the rape was wearing her down, but she finally told a teacher she had been raped.
“The case has had a devastating effect and he is extremely ashamed of his conduct and what he has done,” Ahmed’s lawyer said. “He will be deported back to Pakistan after serving his sentence and he will take the shame with him.”
Judge Roger Thomas, who presided over the case, said it’s likely the girl will suffer psychological damage for years to come.
“She was unable to take advantage of counselling because it was too painful and difficult to speak about what had happened, even in such a private setting,” Thomas said.
“It is impossible to think that the effects of your crime on her will somehow dissipate in any substantial way,” he added, speaking specifically to Ahmed. “One fears that her future years will be very badly affected by what you did to her.”
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