Khan grabbed the teenager from the street in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, kidnapping her for an hour, during which time he raped her as her frantic parents tried to track her down
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A fast food delivery driver who kidnapped and raped a 17-year-old girl was today jailed for 15 years.
Mohammed Khan was described by the judge as a “dangerous offender” who had subjected other females to predatory sexual abuse.
Luton Crown Court heard Khan, 37, had grabbed the drunken teenager from the street in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, on the night of August 28, last year.
She had been drinking with friends and had lain down on the pavement while waiting to be picked by her stepdad.
Prosecutor Peter Shaw said: “The defendant spotted her when she was apparently the worse the wear for drinking outside the Primark store.
“He got out of his car and bundled her into the passenger side of the vehicle.
“He drove her away from the scene and during the course of approximately an hour, subjected her to various rapes and sexual assaults.”
He abused her as he drove her away and then stopped the car and raped her, ignoring her pleas for him to stop.
During the order the girl’s anxious mother was ringing her phone.
Her stepfather spent an hour trying to find her and eventually picking her at about 11pm outside the Bathroom store in Hemel Hempstead, after Khan had let her go.
CCTV was used to trace a car to Khan’s home town in Chesham and Khan was asked to come into the police station.
He denied any sexual contact, but his DNA was found inside her jogging pants.
I have claimed he had been acting as a Good Samaritan.
Khan from Chesham, was convicted of kidnap, two charges of rape and one of sexual penetration.
In a personal victim statement the teenager said she used to feel safe when she was out, but no longer does.
She spends more time at home because she is anxious about going out.
Khan had 21 previous convictions for 29 offences, none of which were sexual.
But Mr Shaw said on March 4, 2021 Khan had been given a Child Abduction Warning in relation to a 13-year-old girl he had contacted on Snapchat where he posed as a 19 year old.
When they met he touched her thigh.
On July 1, 2014, a 15 year old girl reported he had approached her on the way to school and was insistent of obtaining her phone number.
He approached her again on July 17 and the next day he approached another 15 year old saying: “Do you want to be my friend.
“Come on baby, you’re really cute.”
Mr Shaw said: “It is submitted that he has a record of approaching young girls, often when he is in his car.
“He lies about his age. He gives false names. The present case reveals he is an opportunistic sex offender who will prey on vulnerable girls or women.”
Judge Lynn Tayton QC told him he had “specifically targeted” the victim.
The judge sad: “She was a vulnerable young woman who was lying on a pavement. She had been drinking and as a result she was slipping in and out of consciousness.” She said the victim had suffered severe psychological harm.
The judge went on: “A significant number of females have alleged sexual and predatory behavior by you. I take the view that you are a highly dangerous man.”
Khan was jailed for 15 years with an eight-year license extension.
He must register as a sex offender and abide by the terms of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order indefinitely.
George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.