Adil met the young teen on Facebook, struck up a friendship and waited two months before he arranged to meet her in downtown Nottingham before heading to a hotel in Nottingham for a little nooky. He traveled there from Birmingham, where he lives.
Police arrested Adil after the girl told a friend at school who then told a teacher who then told the police.
Julia Smart, defending, had told an earlier hearing that Rashid had been educated in a madrassa and had “little experience of women”.
The barrister said he told a psychologist after his arrest that he did not know having sex with a 13-year-old was against the law. Rashid told police that he had been “tempted by her”. The court was told he had later “felt bad” about having sex with her.
Judge Michael Stokes QC said: “He’s had an unusual education, certainly in terms of the sexual education provided. Comparing women to lollipops is a very curious way of teaching young men about sex.”
The judge added Rashid must have known it was illegal “unless he was going around with his eyes shut”. He also noted Rashid’s school taught that sex outside marriage is forbidden.
Judge Stokes described Rashid as “passive” and said sending him to jail might cause him “more damage than good”.
Tempted by her. Right. This is why these kids are so screwed up. Madrassas in non-Muslim countries should not be allowed.
Adil lucked out:
Rashid was sentenced to nine months in youth custody, suspended for two years.