A 55-year-old man has been handed a prison sentence of more than 9 years after pleading guilty to raping a woman in Bradford. Asad Khan, residing at John Street in Clayton, admitted to the charges of rape and theft at Bradford Crown Court on the 2nd of May.

The incident took place in the early hours of January 1st, 2022, leaving the victim traumatised and deeply affected. Following due legal proceedings, Khan was sentenced today, July 5th, at Bradford Crown Court to a term of 9 years and 6 months behind bars.

In addition to the prison sentence, Khan has been ordered to sign the sex offenders register for life and has been issued a sexual harm prevention order. These measures aim to ensure the protection of the public and deter any potential future offences.

Detective Constable Rianne Woodham, a member of the Safeguarding team in Bradford District, expressed her thoughts on the case. She stated, “Khan flagrantly abused his position of trust as a taxi driver and callously exploited a vulnerable passenger.” She further commended the victim’s courage in coming forward to report the crime and hoped that today’s sentencing would provide her with some closure and a sense of justice.

Woodham emphasised the commitment of specialised officers to listen to and thoroughly investigate any reports of sexual offences. She encouraged all victims to come forward, assuring them that their cases would be taken seriously and urging them to seek justice.

This case serves as a reminder of the importance of reporting such crimes, as well as the dedication of law enforcement in pursuing justice for victims of sexual offences.