Man jailed for physically and sexually abusing children - Luton

29/02/2016

A man, who preyed on youngsters in Luton was given a 28 year extended prison sentence today, Monday, 29 February 2016, when he appeared for sentence at Luton Crown Court.

Ahmed Jaral had been convicted at the end of a trial in January of sex offences involving five victims.

Jaral, aged 45, appeared before Judge Michael Kay QC for sentence via a video link from Bedford Prison. The Judge said his pre-sentence report made it clear he had no insight into what he'd done to his victims and showed no remorse.

Passing sentence on Jaral, a married man of Grange Avenue, Luton, the Judge told him: "This was a long campaign of physical and sexual abuse against helpless individuals."

During his trial the jury heard Jaral had committed offences on three of his victims, a young girl and two young boys in the 1980s and 1990s. The other two other victims were attacked by him in the 1990s. His victims had been aged between five and into their early teens.

Today, some of his victims, who are now adults, were in court to see him jailed.

The offences had been committed at a number of addresses in Luton and one young girl had been assaulted while in his car.

Jaral appeared for sentence having been found guilty by the jury of three offences of buggery, three offences of indecent assault, three offences of attempting to commit buggery, and four offences of indecent assault on a male person.

Before passing sentence, Judge Kay was told that Jaral's victims had suffered from depression and psychological problems because of what Jaral had done to them. Judge Kay told Jaral that he posed a significant risk of committing further serious offences and for that reason he was going to pass an extended prison sentence. Judge Kay told Jaral that the custodial element of his sentence would be 20 years and he will then spend an extended period of 8 years on licence and liable for recall to prison.

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