A FAILED asylum-seeker and his family will be deported after a judge gave the 20-year-old a conditional discharge for outraging public decency in a Huddersfield park.
Nauman Haider was arrested in March after two incidents at Spa Park in Slaithwaite.
A judge at Bradford Crown Court yesterday decided not to impose a jail term or any other punishment as that could delay getting the family out of the country.
The court heard that during the first incident Haider was seen performing a sexual act by a group of girls aged between 11 and 14.
Prosecutor Sophie Drake said the girls were shaken by what they saw and one of them later said she did not feel safe in the park.
Haider, who had no previous convictions, was not arrested at that stage and two days later he committed the same offence in front of a mum who was walking with her four-year-old daughter.
The court heard that the woman was able to prevent her daughter from seeing what was happening and she contacted the police.
Officers searched the area and arrested Haider, who claimed that he had been urinating in the park.
Haider, who had been living with his family at Queen’s Road in Halifax, pleaded guilty last month to two offences of outraging public decency.
But after Judge Roger Ibbotson was told yesterday that Haider and his family were now awaiting deportation he decided not to impose a prison sentence.
Haider’s barrister Nadim Bashir confirmed that the court case was the only thing holding up the deportation.
Judge Roger Ibbotson said it was pointless making any kind of community order due to Haider’s immigration status and any prison term would delay the deportation.
He said: “In the exceptional circumstances of this case and in no way condoning your conduct, which was disgraceful, I will impose a conditional discharge for 12 months.’’