June 2018

More time added to ‘warped’ sex offender’s sentence 


‘You are completely and utterly sexually warped,’ a judge told a prolific sex offender as he added more time to his sentence for a new set of crimes committed at a Doncaster prison.

Akif Ali was already a registered sex offender when he was jailed for six years in 2014 for a number of sex crimes including sexual activity with a child under the age of 16, Sheffield Crown Court heard.

It was while Ali, aged 28, was serving this latest sentence at a Doncaster prison that he sexually assaulted three different people, none of whom can be named for legal reasons.

Prosecutor, Katie Rafter, told the court that Ali sexually assaulted each of his victims twice in separate incidents that took place between January and June of last year.

In a victim impact statement read out in court, one of Ali’s victims said they were ‘surprised’ by how much his offending had affected them, and said they continued to think of it several weeks after it had happened.

Ali, now of HMP Hull, pleaded guilty to six counts of sexual assault at an earlier hearing.

Ms Rafter told the court that Ali had previously been convicted of 13 offences, including another three counts of sexual assault that were committed in 2010. “He’s undertaking a sex offenders’ treatment programme, and suffers from depression,”

 Judge Peter Kelson QC sentenced Ali to an additional two years in prison. He told Ali: “You are clearly completely and utterly sexually warped.”

September 2014

Predatory sex beast gets six years for Bradford grooming

A PREDATORY sex offender has been jailed for six years after grooming a schoolgirl online and sexually assaulting her.

Repeat offender Akif Ali, 24, targeted his 15-year-old victim over a period of months before meeting up with her and sexually assaulting her at a location in Bradford.

Ali, who is already a registered sex offender, was also convicted of exposing himself to a 16-year-old Asian girl in Horton Park, in the city, when he appeared at Bradford Crown Court.

Following his sentence on Tuesday, Detective Inspector Vanessa Smith, of the Bradford District Safeguarding Unit, said: “I would like to thank the victims and their families for coming forward and reporting Ali’s crimes to the police.

“We are pleased with the sentence he has received and hope it will bring them some comfort.

“West Yorkshire Police is committed to investigating all reports of sexual abuse, including online grooming, and we hope that this conviction will encourage other victims to come foward.

“All reports will be investigated sensitively and thoroughly by specially trained officers, with the aim of securing a conviction against offenders.”

Ali, of Bradford, was also given four years extended licence and a comprehensive Sex Offender Prevention Order after pleading guilty to four sexual offences.