A MAN who had sex in a car with an under-age girl, after she told him she was only 14, has been jailed for more than three years.
Bradford Crown Court heard yesterday how Jabran Akram, 26, gave the youngster some alcohol and told her she was beautiful and sexy before having intercourse with the schoolgirl.
Although the incident happened in February last year, Fartown man Akram was not traced by police until January 2010.
Prosecutor Sophie Drake said although he was initially charged with rape, a guilty plea to an allegation of sexual activity with a child was accepted on the day of his trial in September.
Akram, of Hammerton Road, also admitted two charges of stolen goods relating to an Audi A3 worth more than £20,000 and parts from a stolen Ford Fiesta.
He was jailed for 39 months for the sexual offence and given concurrent prison sentences of nine and six months for the two handling matters.
Judge Christopher Batty told Akram that he had obviously been attracted to the girl and had only one aim in mind.
He said Akram had given her some alcohol and had not been put off when she told him her age.
“You were determined because you were attracted to her.
“You even told her you were only 20 so she wouldn’t be put off by your true age,” added Judge Batty.
The judge said he had read references on behalf of Akram which described him as a caring, decent son, but he said there had to be an immediate custodial sentence.
As a result of his conviction, Akram will have to register as a sex offender with the police for the rest of his life and the judge also imposed a sexual offences prevention order which bans him from having any contact with the complainant.
Lawyer Simon Hustler, for Akram, submitted that his offending was the result of immaturity rather than badness.
He said Akram had expressed genuine remorse and disgust with himself for what he had done.
The court heard that the stolen Audi had been found outside Akram’s home.
He claimed to have bought it for just £500 and was going to sell it for £700.
The parts from the stolen Ford Fiesta were found in a lock-up garage rented by Akram.