The mother of an abused girl said she is “sickened” the paedophile who assaulted her is allowed to remain living in her neighbourhood, nearly a year after he was convicted of the offence.
Zabhullah Boota, then 52, was found guilty of sexual assault and inciting a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity in November last year.
His young victim’s mother said comments made by the sentencing judge led her to believe Boota was to be evicted from his home in Lydgate Drive, Lidget Green.
But she still sees him regularly, causing distress to her and her daughter.
Sentencing Boota to a community order at Bradford Crown Court on December 17 last year, Recorder Benjamin Nolan QC said he had considered imposing a residence order requiring him to live somewhere other than his home because his victim still lived in the neighbourhood.
He said: “One can see that (Boota returning home) is likely to cause aggravation and distress. However, I hear you are, in effect, being evicted by the housing association that rents you your home and I anticipate you will have to move in some matter of months in any event.”
Bradford Council’s latest electoral register still lists Boota as living at the Lydgate Drive address.
And a spokesman for the housing association, which cannot be named for legal reasons, said it had not been made aware of the judge’s comments.
He said: “We were not party to these legal proceedings. The judge’s comments were not communicated to us and we have no record of them on file.
“We cannot evict someone from their home without an order from the court. We continue to monitor the situation and work with both families in what is a delicate matter.”
The child’s mother, who cannot be named to protect her daughter’s identity, said: “Because of their breakdown in communication we are still suffering. More Here