A MAN who sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl has been jailed.
Burhan Abdulrahman, aged 34, was found guilty of indecently touching the youngster following a trial at Plymouth Crown Court.
He has now been sentenced after a delay to five months in prison.
Adbulrahman angrily told police when he was taking into custody that he would “rape her next time”, the court heard.
He had denied sexual assault between February and May 2013, but was convicted by a jury in November last year.
The victim told the court that Abdulrahman had touched her indecently as they sat on a sofa in a shared house in the city.
The court heard she had been visiting a family friend – who was also friends with Abdulrahman.
The girl said he told her to stop, but he carried on touching her.
She added that she then told the family friend, who threw Abdulrahman, also known as “Biggy”, out of the house.
The girl said she did not tell the police what happened until a few weeks later.
Abdulrahman, of Mount Gould Road, admitted being in the room with the girls but denied touching the complainant indecently.
The court heard that he had previously been in trouble with the police but had no convictions for sexual offences.
Judge Advocate Alan Large adjourned the case for a probation report but sentence was delayed further by a mix-up over the venue.
The judge, sitting at Taunton Crown Court, also ordered him to sign the Sex Offender Register for seven years. He must also pay £70 victim surcharge.