September 2016

Jailed: Pakistani taxi driver got girl, 14, to expose herself

A Walsall taxi driver who got a 14-year-old schoolgirl to expose herself has been locked up for two-and-a-half years.

Judge Nicholas Cartwright told 36-year-old Amjad Khan he had been in a position of trust adding: “You targeted a particularly vulnerable girl.”

Khan, of Durham Place, had denied inciting a girl under 16 to engage in sexual activity but he was found guilty at the end of his trial.

The incident took place some time between August and October in 2014.

Miss Heather Chamberlin told Wolverhampton Crown Court that Khan had not touched his young victim.

She said he had asked her to ‘flash’ for him and it was accepted the incident had not been planned.

Mr Devon Small, defending, said Khan, a father of two, had worked as a taxi driver for nine years and that he was a man of impeccable character.

He said that Khan could not explain why he had committed the offence, having now had his licence to drive a taxi revoked by Walsall Council.

The judge further made Khan the subject of a sexual harm protection order and said he must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

It comes less than a fortnight after councillors discussed plans for taxi drivers in the town to become the ‘eyes and ears’ in helping to spot the signs of child sexual exploitation.