Search

Tower Hamlets social worker from Wembley jailed for molesting mother and daughter

PUBLISHED: 15:11 11 April 2013 | UPDATED: 16:00 11 April 2013

Soifar Rahman has been jailed for eight years

Soifar Rahman has been jailed for eight years

Archant

Soifar Rahman had already served an 18-month sentence for another assault on a client in July 1996

A social worker from Wembley who forced a 10-year-old girl to strip naked before molesting her and her mother has been jailed for a total of eight years yesterday.

Soifar Rahman, 59, of Cecil Avenue, carried out the ‘gross and blatant’ abuse of trust during a visit to the pair’s east London home while working for Tower Hamlets Council.

Snaresbrook Crown Court heard he sexually assaulted the daughter after asking her to strip on the pretext of looking for bruises.

He then groped the mother’s private parts and breasts on the same occasion, back in April 1997.

Prosecutor Bridget Todd told the court: “She (the mother) has continued to experience problems in her marriage and raising her daughter as a result of the offences.

“She has always been anxious about men speaking to or playing with her daughter for fear that something similar may happen to her.”

Rahman, who had denied seven counts of indecent assault, was convicted of them all last month.

He had already served an 18-month sentence for another assault on a client in similar circumstances in July 1996.

He was sentenced to four years and six months in respect of the three counts of sexually abusing the daughter with three years and six months consecutive for sexually abusing the mother.

Sentencing him, Judge Simon Freeland said: “This was a gross and blatant breach of trust with many and varied aggravating factors.

“You were 44 years at the time and the child you abused was only 10.

“You abused the mother when you knew she was in a vulnerable state, and you knew she had a violent husband.”

He escaped a longer sentence after the court heard he only has a life expectancy of seven years after kidney failure left him on dialysis.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Brent & Kilburn Times. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Kilburn Times