- Imran Khan, 34, from Accrington, already had sexual offence conviction
- Was on the sex offenders’ register for sex offence involving 12-year-old
- But was able to re-offend in March when he took six-year-old from street
- Snatched girl on her bike and bundled her into the boot of his car
- Drove her four miles, exposed himself and tried to force her to commit a sex act before leaving her in a wheelie bin
This chilling footage shows the moment a convicted sex offender cruises the streets in his car looking for his next victim – and locates a six-year-old girl riding her bicycle.
Imran Khan, 34, from Accrington, already had a conviction for a sexual offence involving a 12-year-old girl in 2008 and was on the sex offenders’ register. He was jailed for nine years, but was released in 2013.
But despite being under supervision, the paedophile was able to re-offend in this sickening incident.
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At around 4pm on March 26 this year, the little girl was playing on Nairne Street in Burnley when she was snatched by Khan and bundled into the boot of his black Vauxhall Astra car.
She was driven four miles to Scarth Lane, Hapton where Khan exposed himself and tried to force her to commit a sexual act.
He then dumped the girl in a wheelie bin and she was found in a traumatised state by some children playing nearby.
Khan now faces another lengthy prison sentence after he pleaded guilty at Preston crown court to charges of kidnap, kidnap with intent to commit a sexual offence and breach of a sexual offences prevention order.
He was remanded in custody to be sentenced on October 23.
Detective Inspector Jim Elston said: ‘This was a horrendous offence which would have been terrifying for any adult, let alone a young child.
‘Imran Khan was a registered sex offender living in the community after he was convicted in 2008 of a sexual offence involving a 12-year-old girl.
‘While we have rigorous systems in place to manage sex offenders who have served a sentence and been released into the community, this cannot happen 24 hours a day and unfortunately on occasion an offender may go on to commit a further offence as happened in this case.
‘Thankfully that is relatively rare.’
He added: ‘There is currently a review on going into this particular case and we will clearly look carefully at the results of that to see if there are any lessons we can learn.’