Bradford paedophile jailed for kidnapping girl, six

A PREDATORY sex offender who kidnapped and molested a six-year-old girl has been jailed indefinitely.

Car salesman Qamar Malik, 28, from Bradford, who had committed previous sex offences when he was a juvenile, carried out his latest attack despite being visited by police after he was suspected of trying to entice a 12-year-old girl into his vehicle.

Judge Peter Benson, sitting at Bradford Crown Court, jailed Malik under the imprisonment for public protection legislation and told him he would have to serve at least two-and-a-half years before being considered for release.

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Malik’s 12-year-old victim had the presence of mind to take down his registration number after he twice tried to get her into his vehicle last July.

Judge Benson said it was disturbing that despite being spoken to by the police in connection with those allegations Malik, of Parsonage Road, West Bowling, had gone on to commit the further offence involving the six-year-old girl just a few weeks later.

She had been playing with friends when she went missing and was later found crying by the side of the road.

Malik had pulled her into his car and made her sit in the footwell of the passenger seat.

Malik was convicted following a trial of two allegations of attempted kidnap, one of kidnap and one of sexual activity.

Judge Benson made Malik subject to an indefinite sexual offences prevention order which restricts any unsupervised contact with children and he will also have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

Detective Constable Sharon Cooper described Malik as a “depraved individual”.

She praised the victim for helping remove Malik from the streets.

“This man was predatory in his behaviour and clearly a threat to those who encountered him.

“I am extremely pleased to see he will now serve a considerable custodial sentence, preventing him from causing further harm to our community.”