Leeds pervert jailed for teen sex offences

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A Leeds man who got a 13-year-old girl pregnant has been jailed over a series of sexual offences committed against three teenage victims.

Shohaib Mumtaz, 24, was given a sentence of seven years, nine months after being found guilty of five offences of sexual activity with a child following a trial at Leeds Crown Court.

Mumtaz also pleaded guilty to three offences of sexual activity with a child and one of causing a child to watch sexual activity.

The court heard Mumtaz, of Westcombe Avenue, Roundhay, was aged 22 when he got the 13-year-old school girl pregnant.

The youngster had the pregnancy terminated after telling her parents.

The court heard Mumtaz then continued to meet the girl and have sexual contact with her.

Mumtaz also committed offences against two other teenage girls.

One victim was made to watch him carry out a sexual act as he spoke to her via a webcam. The other victim was subjected to sexual touching. Mumtaz also committed sexual offences after being arrested and released on bail.

The three victims all had to re-live their ordeals by giving evidence during the trial.

The teenager who became pregnant by Mumtaz described how he would use her like a “chattel”.

Mumtaz was also told he must go on the sex offenders register for the rest of his life.

Jailing Mumtaz, judge Rodney Jameson, QC, said: “The aggravating feature is (the victim’s) pregnancy. To make a 13-year-old child pregnant is a terribly, terribly serious crime.”

Det Chief Insp Mark Griffin, of Leeds District Safeguarding Unit, said: “Shohaib was responsible for a number of sexual offences against vulnerable child victims who he treated with utter contempt.

“Specialist safeguarding officers worked hard to support the victims and engage with them, which secured the evidence required to convict him.

“The victims were extremely brave in giving evidence throughout this case.

“We hope the sentence he has received will send out a clear message to anyone who thinks they can commit offences of this nature without having to face serious consequences.”