A GROUP of school friends enjoying a “girlie night in” were targeted by a sex predator working as a pizza delivery driver.
Iranian-born asylum seeker Mohammed Shahab Mahboubian became every parent’s worst nightmare when he realised the girls were home alone as he delivered a takeaway they had ordered over the phone.
After delivering the food, the 37-year-old monster quickly returned. And made sinister threats before abducting a terrified 15-year-old who he sexually molested in his car.
Because of a lack of shared information the authorities do not know if Mahboubian committed sex offences in his home country before being allowed entry to Britain.
After constant heavy knocking two of the girls eventually answered the door prompting him to order one of the girl’s to “come for a ride in my car”.
When the girl refused the pizza man warned: “If you don’t come for a ride, I’ll hurt you.”
He sexually molested one girl in his car
Robin Turton, prosecuting, said when she replied she was 15, he told her she was “too young for sex”.
He asked other questions, including where she lived, as he drove to a remote spot where he pounced.
Mahboubian kissed the petrified child before indecently assaulting her.
Mahboubian was jailed for seven-and-a-half year
She told her attacker that her friends would be concerned prompting him to drive back to the house and drop her off.
But while she was missing one her friends rang to tell her grandmother what had happened and she called the police.
Mahboubian was arrested that night but refused to comment on what sexual activity had occurred.
A further charge of rape has been allowed to “lie on the file”
Yet in a prepared statement handed to police by his lawyer, Mahboubian denied the incident took place.
At earlier court hearings, Mahboubian, of Spennymoor, County Durham. Denied two counts of sexual assault and one of rape during the incident on November 29, last year.
But on the day of his trial on Tuesday, Mahboubian admitted two counts of sexual assault after the prosecution agreed to allow the rape charge to “lie on the file”.
Glenn Carrasco, mitigating, said his Iranian-born defendant was of previous good character. Had worked for five years since coming to Britain, and has settled here with his family.
He added it was not a planned offence, and claimed Mahboubian deserved credit because he “did drop the girl back home after the incident”.
Jailing him, Judge Christopher Prince said the defendant tried to take advantage. When he realised no adults were present, before “effectively” abducting the girl.
He made Mahboubian subject of sex offenders’ registration for life and issued a sexual harm prevention order “until further notice”.