Married man jailed for committing a sex act in front of a minor
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A 44-year-old man who performed vile sex act at a bus stop in front of a minor has been jailed for two years.
The incident, which took place at Wood Lane, Partington in the Greater Manchester borough of Trafford, saw the married man approach the 16-year-old at the bus stop in April this year.
He then proceeded to ask her about the service times multiple times. As they waited together in silence, the 16-year-old girl felt uncomfortable with his actions.
Prosecutor Amanda Johnson said, “he had taken his trousers down and was facing her, and was moving his hand in a way which suggested he was masturbating.”
“She challenged him and he said ‘oh, f*** off”, the prosecutor told the court adding that they both walked away.
Minshull Street Crown Court heard that later, a woman walking her dog noticed Mughal standing on a nearby with his trousers down, exposing his genitals.
The woman came forward and said in her witness statement that it was a matter of concern as children frequented the area.
Mughal’s lawyer James Preece said his client, who is believed to have two previous convictions, had mental health issues and used cannabis to ‘medicate’ himself.
Judge John Potter said, “You engaged her in conversation about bus times, or attempted to, because your victim became uncomfortable in your presence and apprehensive about what you might do.
“She was right to be apprehensive about what you might do. Whilst she did, you took your [genitals] out of your trousers in her full view and started masturbating.
“That was a wholly abusive act by you towards that child. She left the scene, no doubt distressed.
“Shortly afterwards you found a second victim to abuse that day. Her… statement makes it clear that exposure caused her considerable upset.”
Apart from the prison sentence, Mughal has also been ordered to sign the Sex Offender Register for 10 years, the Manchester Evening News reported.