Jailed For 6 Months: Married Father Found Guilty of Sexually Assaulting 16-Year-Old Schoolgirl

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Perpetrators of sexual assault continue their evil deeds despite the significant obstacles survivors of the crime frequently face in recovering from their trauma, such as deteriorating mental and physical health, a lack of financial resources to pay for necessary medical care, problems maintaining routines, and others. Every 68 seconds, a sexual assault occurs in the United States, claims Rainn.

Sentenced To Six Months In Jail

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That victim is a child every nine minutes. Only 25 out of every 1000 criminals will go to prison, but Ahmed Khalio is not one of them.

How It Happened

The adolescent was groped and pinned against a counter in the convenience shop where Ahmed Khalio, 22, worked. Later, he claimed he had been "messing around," but Khalio is married and has an 11-month-old son.

She Was On Her Back From School When It Happened

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On the day of the attack early last year, the girl stopped in the Go Local shop on Scargreen Avenue in Norris Green, Liverpool, on her way home from school.

Khalio Worked As A Part-Time Shop Assistant

When she entered, Khalio, a part-time shop assistant from Wavertree's Webster Road, was stacking shelves. Then, when she walked up to the cash register, he followed her and touched her bottom.

Told Her Not To Tell Anyone

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He left her behind and went to the front door before coming back to her and squeezing her up against the counter. Khalio questioned her about her age and whether or not she loved him before admonishing her not to tell anyone what had transpired.

Pervert Behavior

Khalio then hiked up her skirt and started groping her thighs and legs before moving on to her underwear to continue his assault.

A new customer's entry caused him to "leap away swiftly," ending the confrontation after a "few minutes" and enabling her to flee.

Leaving Her Traumatized

She described the attack to police that evening after telling a friend how it left her "scared and in shock." The adolescent recalled urging Khalio to leave her alone, but he kept going. She also claimed she was "so terrified" that she couldn't scream or shout.

He Denied Assaulting Her

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During the interview, the sex offender — who believed the child was 17 — "accepted flirting" with her. Furthermore, he "denied putting his hand up her skirt or touching her private area" and claimed to have been "just playing around."

Khalio Has A Clean Record

Khalio, who is married and has a son who is 11 months old, has never been convicted of a crime before.

"He is extremely sorry for his actions and any negative impact on this young lady."

Sam Parham, the defense attorney, told the court.

He Assaulted Her On Her 16th Birthday

According to the prosecutor, Andrew McInnes, the young woman was alone and still wearing her school uniform on her 16th birthday.

Convicted On Four Counts Of Sexual Assault

After being convicted responsible for four counts of sexual assault following a hearing before magistrates, the defendant was given assistance from an interpreter in the courtroom.

Paying For His Crimes

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Khalio received a six-month sentence in prison, a seven-year notification requirement, and a restraining order barring him from getting in touch with the victim for the following two years.

The Honorary Recorder of Liverpool Judge Andrew Menary KC stated during sentencing: "You just took advantage of the fact she was alone, and no one else was around."

What The Judge Said

"You touched her despite the fact she plainly did not want this attention from you." "This lasted for a couple of minutes, although for her it must have felt like an eternity." "Although you express some remorse for this incident, you continue to maintain that you did not simply assault her - certainly not in the way she describes."

Outrageous Behavior

The judge concluded by saying his behavior on that day was outrageous and we agree, given she was a minor who he tried to take advantage of.