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3 March 2014, 12:40
A man from Slough who admitted raping a child has been jailed for life
Mohammed Qabri Anis Younas has been told he service a minimum of six years at Reading Crown Court after pleading guilty to the rape of a boy aged under 13 years old in Slough.
The 41 year old of Granville Avenue, Slough, pleaded guilty on 3 January to two charges of rape.
The charges relate to a single victim between January and November 2013.
Det Insp Andy Howard from the Child Abuse Investigation Unit said: “Mohammed Younas committed atrocious offences on a young boy. He was in a position of significant trust, but breached that trust in the most appalling way imaginable and he is quite rightly now facing a significant prison sentence.
“The boy and his family are understandably struggling to come to terms with what has happened and appropriate support has been put in place for them to try and help them to deal with this horrific situation.
“I would like to thank the victim and his family for the courage and dignity they have shown since this matter came to light.
“As a result of the overwhelming evidence we have gathered we have been able to convict this man of these most serious crimes within two months of his arrest. This ensures he no longer poses a risk to other children.
“During the course of this investigation it has been established that Younas has had strong links to the Slough area for at least the last five years. During this time he has been employed in Slough and possibly the surrounding areas on a private basis.
“We are very keen to speak to any families that have employed Younas in this capacity or whom have had any kind of extended contact with him. I would like to reassure any children, parents or families that do have concerns that they will be treated with the utmost sensitivity by trained officers from the Child Abuse Investigation Unit.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to remind all parents and guardians of the importance of safeguarding their children by making sure that anybody they employ to teach, supervise, coach or care for their children is subject to the proper background checks and hold the appropriate safeguarding clearances.”