A ‘PREDATORY’ man has been jailed for abducting two teenage girls and sexually assaulting one of them.

Zhaid Mohmmed planned to force himself on the 14-year-old after he and another man, Imran Khan, spotted the two youngsters walking late at night in Blackburn, Preston Crown Court was told.

The girls were taken back to Mohmmed’s house in Blackburn, where Khan raped the other girl who was 15.

While she was being attacked upstairs, Mohmmed, aged 44, ‘took advantage’ of the other youngster in the kitchen by attempting to kiss and touch her.

Sentencing Mohmmed, whose most recent address was given as Boardman Close, Bolton, Judge Heather Lloyd said: “She was understandably fearful.”

Ken Hind, defending, admitted that when the defendant was 15, he was part of a gang that took a girl from a house in Blackburn. But he said: “There are no sexual connotations in this particular case and most importantly of all, it was in 1987.”

Mohmmed was found guilty of two counts of detaining a child and a further two of sexual activity with a female child under 16.

He was jailed for three and a half years, put on the sexual offences register for life, and made subject to a sexual offences prevention order.

  • Imran Khan, aged 36, of Tenby Close, Blackburn, was found guilty of two charges of detaining a child and one of rape, and will be sentenced on June 20.