A man who sexually assaulted two girls in his car has been jailed at Liverpool Crown Court today, Friday 2 December.
Mohammed Chaudry, aged 38, of Chester Road in Stretford, Greater Manchester was jailed for 30 months after being convicted of sexual activity and sexual assault of a child; drink driving and possession of a Class B drugs. Chaudry has also been issued with a Sexual Harm Prevention Order, a Restraining Order and indefinite notification requirements.
In the early hours of Thursday 14 July, officers received a report from a concerned member of the public of a car driving erratically in the city centre.
Officers stopped the car on Edge Lane in Liverpool which had two teenage girls in the car, aged 14 and 15, and the driver was arrested.
The driver, Mohammed Chaudry, was charged the following day.
Detective Inspector Alan Nuttall said: “This was an extremely disturbing crime by Chaudry against two teenage girls which has caused them great psychological distress.
“I would like to thank the vigilant member of the public who brought this case to the attention of police, and the victims in this case for their bravery in supporting the criminal justice process. I would also like to thank our specialist officers who have supported them throughout this case.
“Thanks to their extensive investigations this despicable offender is behind bars where he will pose no further risk to other girls.
“Merseyside Police are completely committed to protecting victims from sexual assault or violence.
“If you have experienced any form of sexual abuse, please come forward and report this to police.
“We have a specialist team committed to dealing with all forms of abuse, who will treat any information from you extremely seriously, and will follow up every report and any information that comes in, so please report this to us.
“I can assure anyone who reports such offences that you will be treated with the utmost sensitivity and fully supported through the entire process.”
Anyone with information or who wants to report a sexual offence allegation is asked to call 101, where you will be spoken to by specially trained officers, or @MerPolCC on social media. You can pass information to Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. Call 999 if you suspect such an incident is in progress.
Support for victims is also available through the registered charity the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre Cheshire and Merseyside, who can be contacted on 01925 221 546 or 0330 363 0063 or Rape and Sexual Assault Merseyside (RASA) on 0151 558 1801. In an emergency, always call 999.
Merseyside Police, alongside three other forces, have also been part of a pilot project for a new service to report rape, sexual assault and other sexual offences online – with the option to report anonymously.
The new online Rape and Sexual Assault reporting service is now live on the website here: Merseyside Police and enables people who do not require immediate police assistance to report the crime via their local force website.
For women who have felt or feel unsafe in public spaces the Home Office has set up a pilot service (StreetSafe | Police.uk (www.police.uk) for anyone to anonymously report public places where they have felt or feel unsafe, because of environmental issues, e.g. street lighting, abandoned buildings or vandalism and/or because of some behaviours, e.g. being followed or verbally abused. Please note: ‘StreetSafe’ is not for reporting crime or incidents.