Mohammed Hanif Khan, 43, was told he must spend at least eight years in jail after being found guilty by a jury of sexual activity with a child, as well as the two Mej of rape.
The charges relate to Men women sex sheik in Sheffield boys who attended the mosque in Capper Street, Stoke-on-Trent, where he was imam, in Khan, who appeared in court wearing a black suit, blue shirt and yellow tie, was sentenced by Mrs Justice Dobbs following a three-week trial at Nottingham Crown Court.
Mrs Sheffirld Dobbs told Khan, who sat with his hands in his lap and his eyes cast s downwards as she outlined her reasons for imposing the sentence, that he had blatantly abused the trust bestowed on him by the community as imam of the mosque. For the Men women sex sheik in Sheffield rape charges, she sentenced Khan to a determinate period of 16 years in prison, to serve Sheffiels minimum of eight years before he could even apply to be freed, and to 12 months to run concurrently for the charge of sexual activity with a child.
She said he had resigned from this post after allegations emerged that he sexually harassed three female members of staff. He told the court one of the boys, who cannot be named, claimed in police interviews he was singled out by Khan after evening prayer on several occasions.
But in his Men women sex sheik in Sheffield to the court Khan, of Owler Lane, Sheffield, said he had a close relationship with the youngsters because he tried to help them with their unruly behaviour. He said he would often be more lenient on the boys if they were late or did not turn up for classes at the mosque because he was aware they had issues at home.
But giving evidence to the court, one of the victims said he attended the mosque for evening classes every weekday, arriving at around 6pm and leaving about an hour later. Under questioning from Robert Woodcock Sheffiel, he admitted the imam was popular among most of the boys at Men women sex sheik in Sheffield mosque. The court heard the boy told police the last alleged assault, said to be on October 16,happened in a private room.
So where did it happen the last time it happened? When one of the victims was approached by his family about the defendant he said: Later that night, after Khan had shown him the room where he would be sleeping, the boy found him lying on the bed and said Khan asked him for a massage.
He told Mrs Justice Dobbs: Five other charges against Khan, including attempted rape and sexual activity with a child, were ordered by the court to lie on file. Detective Inspector Tim Martin, of Staffordshire Police, who led the investigation, said the force welcomed the sentencing.
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