August 2023

Paedophile cop jailed after leaving 13-year-old girl fearing he made her pregnant

A paedophile cop has been jailed for grooming and sexually abusing a vulnerable 13-year-old girl.

Haider Siddique befriended the victim on Snapchat after she saw he was posting about women’s rights.

The 23-year-old, who was a trainee officer at West Midlands Police, went on to have full sexual intercourse with her on two occasions, causing the girl to become concerned she may have fallen pregnant.

Siddique from Allwood Gardens, Bartley Green was only arrested when a bus driver raised the alarm at seeing him stroking her back, hugging and kissing her while she was in school uniform.

He eventually admitted two charges of sexual activity with a child half way through his trial earlier this year, just before the victim was about to be cross-examined.

A further offence of child abduction, which he denied, was ordered to lie on the file.

Judge Sarah Buckingham concluded it did not ‘excuse or explain’ his actions, for which she sentenced him to seven years and seven months.

Siddique joined the police force in August 2021 as a student officer. He attended Stechford Police Station with the victim on March 11 the following year over an unrelated matter.

Siddique claimed the girl was a friend of his sister’s who wanted to understand more about Islam. Officers drove her home separately and asked about the nature of her association with Siddique because ‘things simply didn’t add up’, said prosecutor Tim Ashmore.

Then on March 22 that year a bus driver saw them together and recognised the girl from previous journeys. Mr Ashmore said: “He saw the defendant sitting close to her and talking to her whilst touching her back. The defendant got off the bus and hugged her. He became concerned and contacted the police.”

During the subsequent investigation the victim told officers she had had sex with Siddique on two occasions. An emergency contraceptive pill and a negative pregnancy test were recovered from her belongings.

They had also ‘declared their love for each other’ in messages while Siddique had text the victim’s mother, posing as a friend’s parent, to ask if the girl could stay over. He later shamelessly claimed the victim had blackmailed him into having sex with her.

Siddique was also made the subject of a restraining order banning future contact with the victim and her mother as well as a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.