10 Years For Man Who Raped Girl
A 45-year-old from Nottingham will be on the sex offenders register for life after raping a 13-year-old.
Mikhail Mohammad, of Radford, was convicted of one count of rape after a trial last month.
He also previously pleaded guilty to fraud by failing to disclose a previous conviction.
He was jailed at Nottingham Crown Court for 10 years for rape and nine months for the fraud charge.
The court heard Mohammad was jailed for 30 months after indecently assaulting a previous partner's daughter, who was under 14, in 1991.
He changed his name and years later got a job as a member of staff at a school in Nottingham, where he met the 13-year-old.
After befriending her, her mother and sister, he took the girl back to his flat, where he raped her in his bedroom in November last year.
Sentencing the 45-year-old to a 10 years and nine month prison sentence at Nottingham Crown Court, Judge Jonathan Teare said:
"You were in a position of trust towards (the girl) at the time, you befriended her through her sister and mother, and you were in a position whereby you should have known that you should have had no physical contact.
"The abuse of trust was gross.''
Mohammad was also given a Sexual Offence Prevention Order, disqualified from working with children for life and was placed be on the sex offenders' register for life.
Detective Constable Daniel Bebbington, from the Child Abuse Investigation Unit, led the police investigation into the incident and said:
"This has understandably had a profound and long-lasting effect on the victim, who is still very young.
"The attack has had a massive affect on her confidence and what he did to her will potentially stay with her for the rest of her life.
"The judge commented that Mohammad did not even have the courage to admit what he had done. Instead he chose to put this young girl, who has already suffered so much, through the trauma of a public trial.
"He made her relive what had happened in front of a room full of people and I commend her for demonstrating such immense bravery and courage throughout the ordeal.
"I hope that the significant sentence handed to Mohammad, and the extra measures put in place to ensure he never does this again, offers her some feeling of justice and closure.
"The Imara Victim Care Project will be offering continued support to the victim of the crime to help her come to terms with what's happened."
Anyone who would like to find out more about the Imara Victim Care Project should visit www.imara.org.uk.