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Rapist Freed: Judge Says 12-Year-Old Victim Looked 16

by | 28th, January 2011

IN Preston, Junaid Bhuta has been freed despite his having been convicted for raping a 12 year-old girl.

Bhuta was 18 met the girl on Facebook. He thought she was 16. In February 2010, they met in Bolton. In March 2010, they has sex in a park in Penwortham “before going on a date at a Preston cinema. Bhuta then bought her a train ticket home to Greater Manchester.”

In May 2010, he pleaded guilty to statutory rape of a girl under 13. He was given a six-months jail term suspended for 18 months at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court. Detective Constable Brian Johnston, of Salford CID, said at the time:

“I hope this case sends out a message to people like Bhuta who use social networking sites to befriend underage girls for sexual purposes that we will arrest and prosecute you.”

Bhuta went to the Court of Appeal. The judges there agreed that the charge was too harsh. And, so, he’s

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