Migrant who wanted to rape girl in the UK seeking asylum because his life will be in danger in Pakistan after being registered as sex offenderBy William Martin 11:44 AM January 21, 2018
An immigrant to the United Kingdom wants to get asylum after being ordered to register as a sex offender.
The Newcastle Crown Court heard that 39-year-old Adil Sultan set up an online profile with a fake name and claimed to be 25-years-old.
He groomed a 15-year-old girl before setting up a time and place to meet her. Sultan traveled from his home in Sunderland to Middlesbrough to meet the child.
When he arrived at the location, Sultan was confronted by the Guardians Of The North vigilante group, who informed him that he was talking to them instead of the 15-year-old girl named Laura.
According to court records, Sultan, who is originally from Pakistan, said that he did not know that it was illegal to have consensual sex with a 15-year-old girl.
Defense attorney Mohammed Rafiq said that Sultan searched an online site for adults and he had no intention of deliberately seeking out a young person.
Following his conviction of sexual grooming of a child, Judge Penny Moreland sentenced Sultanto 17 months in prison.
He was also ordered to register as a sex offender for 10 years and he was given a 10-year sexual harm prevention order.
Sultan is facing deportation after his prison sentence but his attorney told the judge that she is seeking asylum for her client.
Rafiq said that her client is claiming that he cannot return to his country as a sex offender due to furious protests and clashes in recent weeks, which was caused following the rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl.
Sultan believes that his life will be in danger if he is sent back to Pakistan.