A 31-year-old man is behind bars awaiting a long jail sentence for raping a woman in a park and trying to abduct a ten-year-old girl.

Khalid Mahmood was warned to expect “a significant custodial sentence” when the level of danger he poses to the public has been assessed.

Mahmood, of Gordon Street, Keighley, was found guilty by a jury at Bradford Crown Court yesterday of raping a woman in Cliffe Castle Park in Keighley on March 21, 2011.

After the majority verdict of 10-2 was delivered by the foreman, the jurors learned that Mahmood had earlier been convicted of attempting to abduct a little girl in Keighley as she played on her scooter.

They also heard that he had four previous convictions for indecently assaulting women. Some jurors were visibly shaken and one woman was in tears and asked to leave the court.

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