A “VERY religious man” who sexually assaulted an eight-year-old girl while teaching her the Koran has been jailed, four years after going on the run.
Mohammed Rafique came to the UK from Pakistan as an illegal immigrant eight years ago, Oxford Crown Court heard yesterday.
The 55-year-old had been trusted by the girl’s family to teach her to read the Islamic holy book every night at their house in Cowley.
But during the incident in June 2008, he stripped the girl and sexually assaulted her.
He fled after the attack and appeared on Crimestoppers “most wanted” list for of years before he was caught this July.