The wheels of justice ground to a halt.
Grinning rapist finally jailed almost SIX years after attacking teenage girl, 14, as police admit ‘unacceptable delays and failures’ allowed him to live freely near his victim
- Arman Nejad, 24, dragged girl into his house and raped her in October 2009
- Police interviewed the victim in 2010 but then the case was never pursued
- In 2013 teenager had demanded to know why Nejad still living close-by
- Nejad was then arrested and jailed on Friday for five years for the rape
No shame: Child rapist Arman Nejad grinning after his arrest in 2013 – he was free for several years after the attack because of a bungled police investigation and was jailed for five years on Friday
A grinning child rapist able to live streets away from his victim for years afterwards because of a bungled police investigation has finally been jailed for five years.
Arman Nejad, 23, dragged the teenager into his house and abused her in October 2009 as she walked to a youth club in Moss Side, Manchester.
The girl, now 18, eventually went to police in February 2010 and was interviewed by officers who then mysteriously dropped the case.
Three years later police visited her about a different matter and she asked why her rape case was shelved, and detectives then arrested and charged Nejad with rape.
Today Greater Manchester Police admitted ‘unacceptable delays and failures’ allowed the rapist to live as a free man just streets away from the girl he attacked.
She has made a formal complaint about the conduct of the officers involved, and the Independent Police Complaints Commission is aware of the case, which will be investigated internally.
Superintendent Simon Retford, from GMP’s Professional Standards Branch, said: ‘There were unacceptable delays in bringing the case to court after the initial complaint was made.
‘The victim received a service that I believe fell below the level which we strive to offer to victims of rape and other sexual abuse.
‘An investigation is underway to establish the reasons and circumstances around our initial response and apparent lack of action in progressing this case.’
In October 2009, the victim was walking along Caythorpe Street, Moss Side with her friends and all were making their way to a nearby youth club.
Nejad called the girl over his house on false pretences, separating her from her friends.
More here. H/T: Buck