Tuesday, January 22, 2019

UK: Imam jailed for eight years for sexually abusing two young girls

(London)  Hafiz Azizur Rehman Pirzada, 76, of Laughton Road, Northolt was jailed for eight years at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Monday, 21 January for child abuse offences. He was found guilty of seven counts of sexual assault on a child, and two counts of causing a child to engage in sexual activity after a trial at the same court in September 2017.Between 2007 and 2009 the two girls, aged between nine and 11 when the abuse took place, were taught the Quran by Pirzada when he was an Imam. Pirzada will also have to sign the Sex Offenders Register for life and a Sexual Harm Protection Order was issued.

Detective Sergeant Tony Killeen, from the Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Team, said:
“This is a case which dates back more than 10 years, but despite the length of time since the incidents Pirzada has been convicted of his crimes. I would urge anyone who has been a victim of Pirzada to contact police; specially trained officers will be there to support you.”