Rapist who 'took away childhood and innocence' of girl, aged 11, is jailed for 15 years

A rapist who lied about his age and took away the "childhood and innocence" of his 11-year-old victim has been jailed for fifteen years. Mohammed Amin, 27, seduced her by throwing notes through her bedroom window, the court heard. He was sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court on Friday after pleading guilty to raping the girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons.

The court heard how Amin was jailed for six months last year for sexual activity with the same girl but this was on the basis he had kissed her and had inappropriately contacted her on Facebook,Wales Online reported.The truth was he had coerced his victim, who was aged 11 and 12 at the time of abuse, into a sexual relationship which lasted around 18 months, the court heard.The abuse came to light after the girl confided in a member of staff at her school.

Prosecutor Ieuan Bennett said the girl was interviewed by police and said she and Amin had become “boyfriend and girlfriend”. He added: “It appears the defendant realised the relationship was inappropriate because he told her not to tell anybody else about the it as he might go to prison.“She explained they would sometimes go in his car to Cardiff Bay for a day out and she would go to his flat almost every day.

“It seems the kissing started almost on the first day of them becoming friends.“He wrote her notes and threw them up through her bedroom window. One said ‘Will you go out with me?’.”Amin initially lied about his age, saying he was 22-years-old, but later admitted to being 26-years-old.The girl told him she was 14 but she later admitted to being 11-years-old early on in the relationship.She said Amin’s response was: “I don’t care”.When asked by police why she didn’t tell them sooner about the more serious accusations, the girl said she didn't want Amin to go to jail but over time she had come to realise the effect the relationship had had on her.

Amim later pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault against achild under 13, two counts of rape of a child under 13, two counts of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, and one count of sexual assault of a child under 13 by penetration.Defence barrister Susan Ferrier said her client had accepted his guilt which prevented the case from going to trial. He was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment.

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