University student rescues girl after confessing to rape
Mehdi Alishi, 20, was brought before a judge for child-related offenses at the age of 11 or 12.
He was 17 when he arrived in Manchester.
Of Police He was alerted following concerns about entries in his diary.
He told officers how Elishi sexually abused him.
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He was interviewed by the police and ‘admitted’.
He confessed to kissing her, touching her hips over the clothes and touching her breasts under the clothes.
Asked if he was sexually provocative, he said: “Yes, I think once or twice.”
Elisha claimed that he accidentally touched her under the clothes.
“I won’t see it when I touch it,” he said.
But a Manchester Crown Court judge told him: “It wasn’t an accidental touch, it was a sexual stimulus.
“You need to look deep inside yourself and acknowledge it, and move on.
“She was and is a particularly weak young man, so she’s a little upset and upset.”
Recorder Abigail Hudson told him: “I have no doubt for a moment that you are entangled in your emotions.
“You were 17 years old, you were very old.
“You should have known better.”
The judge said the victim’s trial had added to her worries.
He told Alicia: “To your credit, you entered the interview freely.
“I have no doubt that you are making significant progress in getting your life back on track.”
Alicia, a university student, has ‘strong academic abilities’ and ‘bright and successful future prospects’.
“You have shown significant remorse,” the judge told him.
Defending, Lewis Kerr said Alishi suffers from mental health problems for which he is seeking help.
Alishishi of Bradenel Mount, Leeds, was sentenced to three years of community order, which included a sex offender treatment program, as well as 45 days of rehabilitation activities, and 100 hours of unpaid work.
The judge said the public would be “better served” through a long community order, with a suspended sentence of two years.
He will also have to sign a sex offender’s register for five years.
Elishi pleaded guilty to three counts of sexually harassing a girl under the age of 13.