May 2018

Luton man jailed for sexual abuse of a teenager

A man from Luton has been jailed for four years after pleading guilty to child sexual abuse dating back more than ten years.

Faisal Ahmed, 42, was sentenced at Luton Crown Court on Friday, May 4, after pleading guilty to two counts of sexual activity with a child.

He received a four year sentence and will be subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order, which will be in force until a further order is put in place.

His Honour Judge Foster, presiding, said: “This was a classic case of the grooming of a vulnerable child, by an older man.”

In 2006, Ahmed met his victim at a local leisure centre, when she was 15. He would buy her alcohol and cigarettes, and gave her a new mobile, before getting her drunk and having sex with her. 

He continued to exploit the girl, including taking her shopping, before forcing her to engage in more sexual activity.

DS Sandra Wharton said: “This was a clear case of child sexual exploitation. Ahmed took advantage of the vulnerability of his victim, plying her with gifts and alcohol, and manipulating her into having sex with him, despite knowing how young she was. “