Vile bloke raped girl, 13, in wood – then offered mum £15k to take her back to Romania
A 64-YEAR-OLD man “defiled” a teenage girl before offering her mother £15,000 for the family to return to their native Romania, a court heard.
DISGUSTING: Old man rapes teenage girl before offering her mother cash to move back to Romania
Tariq Syed drove his victim to an isolated wooded area and groomed and “terrified” the 13-year-old during the ordeal in September 2014.
Bradford Crown Court, West Yorks., heard the victim had screamed but Syed had said if she did not let him do it, he would “kill her and bury her there”.
The father-of-five had denied charges of rape and perverting the course of justice but was convicted after a jury took less than two hours to find him guilty.
He was cleared of a charge of causing the girl’s mother actual bodily harm by attacking her with a knife at the takeaway where she worked.
‘TERRIFIED’: Tariq drove the girl to an isolated wooded area and groomed her
“You took a girl barely into her thirteenth year to an isolated location. You defiled her”
Judge David Hatton, QC
During the trial, prosecutor Sharon Beattie said Syed had befriended the girl’s family and had given her phones, clothes and a computer tablet.
Her mother became suspicious but Syed told her he wanted to help as the family were not well off.
The woman confronted the child, telling her she knew “the old man”, as they called Syed, had collected her from school.
The police were informed when the girl revealed that Syed had forced her to have sex with him.
Miss Beattie said: “She was screaming but he said if she did not let him do it, he would kill her and bury her there.”
The jury heard that Syed’s semen was found on the inside of the girl’s school trousers after the incident and Dr Mark Dale said forensic results were “in-keeping with the view he had engaged in some kind of sexual activity” with her.
Syed told the police the girl’s mother “would do anything for money” and blamed her for “putting her up” to inventing the rape allegation.
He said his semen had already been on the trousers before he gave them to the girl and asserted he had taken her for an abortion at a clinic in Leeds on the day the rape took place.
TRAUMA: The teen revealed to police that Syed had forced sex upon her
Ordering him to register as a sex offender for life and jailing him for 13 years, Judge David Hatton, QC told Syed: “You took a girl barely into her thirteenth year to an isolated location. You defiled her.
“You had targeted her for that specific purpose. This offence was a consequence of grooming.
“You issued threats of what would become of her unless she kept her silence. You terrified her.
“You intimidated her mother by threatening her and offering a significant sum of money to return to Romania to get her and your victim out of the way, anticipating you would thereby get away with it.
“Well, you have not got away with it.”