Sexual abuse Muslim tutor guilty

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Yusuf Mangera told to expect custodial sentence

A MUSLIM Koran tutor is facing jail after being found guilty of sexually abusing a young girl during classes over 20 years ago.

Yusuf Mangera, 52, was convicted of six counts of indecent assault at Leicester Crown Court.

The incidents occurred between the 1970s and early 1980s when the victim was aged 12, the Leicester Mercury reported. Mangera, from North Evington, Leicester, had denied the charge.

Leicester Crown Court was told the girl’s father had recruited Mangera to teach the Koran to his daughter and son.

Testifying in court the girl, now married, said Mangera would send her brother out of the room before the abuse took place.

Mangera told the court he had only taught the girl alone on two occasions and denied any abuse had taken place.

Judge David Price adjourned the case until December 3 for the preparation of a pre-sentence report.

He released Mangera on bail on the condition he surrender his passport.

Judge Price told Mangera to expect a custodial sentence.

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