Top British judge: Asian sex crime victims suffer more than white girls

(From the Yorkshire Evening Post)

A child molester from West Yorkshire who abused two Asian girls was rightly given a longer sentence than had his victims been white – because Asian sex-crime victims suffer more, a top judge has ruled.

Jamal Mohammed Raheem-ul-Nasir.

Jamal Mohammed Raheem-ul-Nasir.

Mr Justice Walker said it was proper for paedophile, Jamal Muhammed Raheem Ul Nasir, to have been given a tougher than normal sentence, because his victims were Asian.

Ul Nasir, 32, carried out sex attacks on two underage girls and was jailed for a total of seven years at Leeds Crown Court in December last year.

He was convicted of two counts of sexual assault on a child under 13 and four counts of sexual activity with a child.

The judge who jailed him, Sally Cahill QC, specifically said that the fact the victims were Asian had been factored in as an “aggravating feature” when passing sentence.

The judge’s comments have been criticised by children’s charity the NSPCC.

She stated that the victims and their families had suffered particular “shame” in their communities because of what had happened to them.

Additionally there were cultural concerns that the girls’ future prospects of being regarded as a good catch for arranged marriages might be damaged. Read more



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