Sick father-of-four who groomed girl is jailed for 11 years

Sick father-of-four who groomed and sexually abused a teenage girl then offered her money to keep quiet is jailed for 11 years

  • Komar Mardan, 36, plied a girl with alcohol and treats before abusing her
  • When she later reported him, he offered her money to withdraw evidence

A depraved father-of-four who groomed a teenage girl for sex and then tried to bribe her from testifying against him has been jailed for 11 years

Komar Mardan, 36, of Bradford, West Yorkshire, plied the young girl with alcohol, cigarettes and chocolates to gain her trust before he abused her.

The youngster could not find a way out of her entanglement with Mardan, who made threats against her.

Eventually she ‘mustered the courage’ to sever all contact with him and changed her mobile phone number, also closing down her social media profiles.

Bradford Crown Court heard that police were contacted after the girl came forward. 

Komar Mardan, 36, plied the young girl with alcohol, cigarettes and chocolates to gain her trust before he abused her

Mardan, who later attempted to bribe the victim from giving evidence, has been jailed for 11 years

However, during the court process, the complainant’s partner was contacted via Facebook and Mardan’s co-accused Hamaad Naser, 21, made a telephone call offering money for her towithdraw her evidence.

Judge Ahmed Nadim said it had been ‘an audacious attack’ on the criminal justice system and was aimed at avoiding the consequences for very serious offending. 

Mardan stood trial earlier this month and was found guilty by the jury of four offences of sexual activity with a child and the perverting the course of justice allegation.

He was jailed for 10 years on the sex offences with an additional one year in jail imposed for the separate offence. Naser, of Parkway, Bradford, pleaded guilty to the pervert the course of justice offence and was locked up for a year.

Mardan will now have to register as a sex offender for life and will also be subject to a sexual harm prevention order and an indefinite restraining order which bans him from contacting the complainant on the future. 

In her victim impact statement the woman described how Mardan had taken away her teenage years and left her feeling shame, embarrassment and trapped.

Barrister Rodney Ferm, for Mardan, said the married father-of-four now faced the loss of his business, but he had noone to blame but himself. He said: ‘He hates to think of the shame his family will have to bear because of his offending.’

Barrister Michael Morley, for Naser, said he was naive and did not know the seriousness of the allegations until he heard the details in court.

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