Graveyard sex attacker snared by police using the DNA he left on his victim’s neck.
Khadar Aden attacked a woman as she walked through a park – dragging her into a cemetery
A man who sexually assaulted a woman in a graveyard was identified by detectives using the DNA he left when kissing his victim’s neck.
Khadar Aden attacked a 24-year-old woman as she walked through a park – dragging her into a cemetery.
The 22-year-old asked if she had a cigarette paper and when she said “no” he stalked her.
Aden had admitted pulling her into the graveyard, kissing her neck then forcing his hand down her trousers, the Bristol Post reports.
When detectives traced the sex offender using DNA from his victim’s neck, Bristol Crown Court heard he then claimed the victim was a prostitute who fabricated the claims.
The woman was walking through Fishponds Park when Aden pounced
Aden, of Fishponds, Bristol, pleaded guilty to sexual assault in August last year, and has now been jailed for 20 months.
The court heard how he was anxious about going to prison because, due to red tape, the last time he was jailed he had to serve all his sentence.
Judge William Hart told Aden: “The location is an aggravating feature. If someone can have this happen in such a public place, in broad daylight, that increases their anxiety about what may happen in the future.
“If unfettered by sentencing guidelines I would pass a longer sentence.”
Aden was told to register as a sex offender for ten years.
Virginia Cornwall, prosecuting, said Aden dragged the complainant through an archway into a graveyard.
Miss Cornwall said: “He started to kiss her neck and said ‘Oh relax, baby’.”
“She tried to push him. He put his hand down her leggings and touched her vagina underneath her leggings.
“She shouted. No-one came to her assistance but he ran off.”
The distressed woman called her partner and immediately complained of the sex assault, the court heard.
They went to a police station where a swab was taken of her neck and Aden’s DNA was recovered.
Aden told detectives the woman was a sex worker who performed a sex act on him for £11, but then demanded £20 and when he didn’t pay she claimed he abused her.
Miss Cornwall told the judge: “It was a complete pack of lies, a derogatory assertion.”
The woman was left feeling unable to go out alone in Fishponds and anxious of being grabbed from behind.
Aden was previously jailed after a suspended sentence for supplying drugs was activated.
Derek Perry, defending, said his Somalian-born client had an unhappy experience when incarcerated and didn’t want it repeated.
Mr Perry said: “He has indefinite leave to remain in the UK.
“But he was held in a state of limbo. The Border Agency blocked his release to make inquiries. It came to nothing in the end. But he ended up serving all of his sentence, for reasons that were not his fault.”