Azhar traped and jailed for inciting girls for sex


MANCHESTER: A pervert has been jailed after he was caught by paedophile hunters posing as children online. Azhar Khan, 42, from Longsight, was said to have been lonely when he went onto an internet chatroom to try to seduce two girls he thought were aged 14.

He incited them to commit sex acts and exchanged explicit messages and videos with them, begging them for sex, a court heard. But the ‘girls’ were actually adult women working for a paedophile hunting group.

When he arranged to meet one of the girls at Sandbach services, police were called and Khan was caught. Khan rocked backwards and forwards in the dock and appeared to be praying as details of his abuse emerged in court, the Manchester Online has reported.

Prosecutor Justin Hayhoe told Manchester Crown Court that Khan, who had no previous convictions, was snared by a group called Keeping Kids Safe after an adult woman posed online as a girl of 14 called Cassie.

Khan started exchanging messages with ‘Cassie’ on an internet chatroom on June 27 this year and continued until July 31, the court heard.

“The defendant asked repeatedly to have sex with her and said that he wanted to make her pregnant,” said Mr Hayhoe.

The messages he sent were said to be ‘explicit’ and ‘hugely graphic’ while he also invited ‘Cassie’ to send pictures of herself, the court was told.

The woman who had trapped him had ‘seen enough’ and called police, telling officers about a second woman who had also had online contact with Khan while posing as another girl of 14, this time called Mollie.

Khan communicated with ‘Mollie’ for a week, sending her links to explicit videos from a website called ‘nubiles’ which demonstrated how she could perform a sex act on herself. Messages were also exchanged using WhatsApp.