August 2018

Paedophile preyed on two young girls to carry out sick sex abuse and wrecked their lives

A man who “took advantage” of two young girls and abused them has been jailed.

Ali Alagoz, 42, was sentenced at Hull Crown Court following a trial which started earlier this week. A jury returned a guilty verdict to two counts of indecency with a child.

The court heard how Alagoz subjected the girls to sexual abuse for three months for his own pleasure in the early 2000s.

Two victim impact statements read out to the court described how each victim had experienced a long-lasting effect on their lives after the abuse, which happened just a year after Alagoz arrived in the UK from Turkey.

One of the victims said the abuse had made her “nervous to leave the house” and incapable of sustaining relationships with men.

She said she felt she “wasn’t able to move on with her life” and had “missed out on her education” after being suspended from school, leaving a lasting effect on her subsequent employment and her blaming herself for the abuse.

In a separate victim statement, another woman said she is “still re-living it all every day” and the abuse had affected her current relationship.

Despite being found guilty of two counts of indecency with a child, Alagoz was found not guilty of an indecent assault on a child by the jury.

Commenting on the case, Judge David Tremberg, said: “The court has to consider the harm and the risk. The case and the conduct of two pre-pubescent children you preyed on, their age and innocence you could manipulate into doing these things meant they didn’t realise what you were doing was wrong.

“You took the opportunity to exploit the innocence of them, to take a course of sex abuse on them sometimes, just one girl, sometimes the other or sometimes in front of the other.

“What you did has had a continuous and deep seated effect, enduring on those girls lasting harm in most aspects of their lives.

“That it has had an effect on their school, work and relationship. The other girl, her life remains infused and overshadowed and what you did lives on in her every day.”

The judge told how “opportunistic” Alagoz, who was in his early 20s at the time, had planned his abuse.

Sentencing him to five-and-a-half years imprisonment, of which he must serve half, the judge said: “The repeated factor was the planning.

“There is an after risk we have to consider. You have not offended like this since, therefore we have to assess the after risk as being no greater than another person heaving this way.

“You have been regarded with no previous conviction, your age and your never having been in custody before, but bearing in mind the offence that was there was no violence, sadism, aggression there sometimes is shown elsewhere.

“I must make it clear also, if the court was sentencing you for all the indictments, the sentence would be much longer.”

Alagoz is also subject to a sexual harm prevention order, prohibiting from living in a house at the same time as a female under 16, and he has been ordered to sign the sexual offenders register.

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