A man from Bradford, Ali Malik Ajaib, aged 35, has been sentenced to four years in prison after being found guilty of multiple counts of sexual activity with a child. Ajaib, a resident of Charnwood Road, was convicted of six charges of sexual activity with a child at Bradford Crown Court on May 26.

The charges against Ajaib are related to a single victim and took place between November and December 2020. Following the trial, he was handed a four-year prison sentence, in addition to being subjected to a sexual harm prevention order and mandatory registration as a sex offender.

Detective Constable Philippa Howard, a member of the Bradford Safeguarding Team, expressed satisfaction with the outcome of the case. She stated, “We welcome the four-year sentence Ajaib has received. He was in a position of trust and took advantage of a young girl.” DC Howard further commended the bravery and courage demonstrated by the victim in coming forward and reporting these crimes.

The detective encouraged all victims of sexual offences to come forward and report incidents to the police. She emphasised the commitment of law enforcement to pursuing justice for all victims, ensuring that all reports would be treated sensitively and investigated thoroughly by trained officers.

The case of Ali Malik Ajaib serves as a reminder of the importance of safeguarding children and the consequences faced by individuals who exploit their positions of trust for such heinous acts. The justice system’s response in this instance aims to send a clear message that child sexual abuse will not be tolerated, and perpetrators will be held accountable for their actions.

As part of ongoing efforts to protect vulnerable individuals, it is crucial for society to remain vigilant and supportive, creating an environment in which victims feel empowered to come forward and where their voices are heard. The diligent work of law enforcement agencies, such as the Bradford Safeguarding Team, plays a pivotal role in ensuring the safety and well-being of our communities.