June 2016

Paedophile bus driver got 13-year-old girl pregnant while his wife was expecting their child


A bus driver got a 13 year-old girl pregnant – while his wife was also expecting their child.

Harpreet Padda had sex with the youngster at a house in Greenock, Inverclyde in July 2014.

Indian-born Padda is now behind bars after he pled guilty to a charge of having sex with an older child.

Padda – who is in the UK illegally – faces a jail-term when he is sentenced In August.

The High Court in Glasgow heard how the bus driver knew the girl and her family.

Prosecutor Angela Gray told how the girl’s mum took her to the GP in February last year as she was being sick constantly.

It was discovered the child was 30 weeks pregnant – but the mum-to-be did not say who the father was.

The girl went on to give birth in April 2015.

In late June 2015, Padda gave a DNA sample.

The girl later revealed Padda had sex with her once. She was said to be “very distressed” during the police interview.

He had initially faced a rape allegation before prosecutors accepted his guilty plea to the reduced charge.

Judge Lord Beckett deferred sentencing for reports.

In July last year, Padda was taken off a flight by police at Heathrow Airport.

Padda, now of Middlesex, will be sentenced in August.