April 2023

Bradford man jailed for 11 years after sexually abusing underage girl

A pervert has been jailed for 11 years for sexually abusing an underage schoolgirl and then perverting the course of justice by offering her money not to give evidence.

Komar Mardan, 36, of Laisteridge Lane, Bradford, was convicted after a trial of four offences of non-recent sexual activity with a child.

He and Hamaad Naser, 21, of Parkway, West Bowling, Bradford, were also sentenced at Bradford Crown Court today for intending to pervert the course of justice.

Mardan was convicted by a jury of that offence.

Naser pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment.

Prosecutor Matthew Bean read a victim impact statement from the victim saying her life had been blighted by fear, shame and guilt.

Mr Bean said that an aggravating feature of the case was that Mardan gave her alcohol before abusing her.

Judge Ahmed Nadim said Mardan contacted the girl on the internet and bought her alcohol and chocolate as part of a grooming process.

She was manipulated and exploited by him and the combination of threats and grooming led to him sexually abusing her.

After the matter was reported to the police, Mardan and Naser were involved in offering money in an attempt to stop her giving evidence.

It was ‘an audacious attack’ on the justice system, Judge Nadim said.

The message must go out that such offending would result in condign punishment.

Mardan will have to register as a sex offender for life. The judge made a Sexual Harm Prevention Order without limit of time and a restraining order for life.

He will serve two thirds of the 11 years in prison and then be released on licence.

Judge Nadim said Naser’s offending was very serious, intending to frustrate the proceedings against Mardan.