August 2023

Man jailed for eleven years after raping 13-year-old girl

A man who fled the country to escape justice after raping a 13-year-old girlhas been jailed for 11 years.

Dawood Khan, 41, attacked the girl in a flat in Luton in March, last year, after preying on her in Milton Keynes where he had spotted her alone and distressed.

He offered to help her and arranged a taxi to an address in Luton where he raped her.

She later managed to leave the property and used a member of the public’s phone to call for help.

Khan fled the country, however three months later he was extradited back to the UK from France, having handed himself in at a Paris police station.

In May this year, he was found guilty of rape at Luton Crown Court following a two-week trial.

On Friday (11 August) Khan, of St Mildreds Avenue, Luton, was sentenced to 11 years in prison, with an extended three years on licence due to his dangerousness.

In a statement, a family member of the victim said: “The night you preyed on our little girl, all you saw was a chance to manipulate and coerce her for your own gratification. You didn’t care who she was, you didn’t see her as a person, to you she was prey that you could do with what you liked.

“It’s clear that you have zero remorse for what you have done, that you’re only sorry you didn’t get away with it.

“To those who matter to her the most, she will be remembered for her courage. You, on the other hand, are nothing, will be forgotten, will be a thing of the past.”