Married father who sexually assaulted a girl is jailed for six months

Married father who sexually assaulted a girl wearing her school uniform on her 16th birthday in a shop where he worked is jailed for six months

  • Ahmed Khalio, 22, groped the teenager and then pinned her against a counter 
  • The girl stopped in the Go Local store on Scargreen Avenue in Norris Green
  • She was on her way home from school on the day of the attack early last year
  • Khalio, who was employed as a part-time shop assistant, was stacking shelves 

A shop worker who sexually assaulted a girl wearing her school uniform on her 16th birthday has been jailed for six months.

Ahmed Khalio, 22, a married man with an 11-month-old son, groped the teenager and pinned her against a counter inside the convenience store where he worked, but later claimed he had only been ‘messing around’. 

The girl stopped in the Go Local store on Scargreen Avenue in Norris Green, Liverpool, on her way home from school on the day of the attack early last year. 

Khalio, who was employed as a part-time shop assistant, was stacking shelves when she entered, Liverpool Crown Court heard on Tuesday.

Ahmed Khalio (pictured), 22, groped the teenager and pinned her against a counter inside the convenience store where he worked, but later claimed he had only been ‘messing around’

He then followed her as she approached the till and touched her on her bottom.

He walked away to the front door before returning to her, pressing his body against hers from behind and sandwiching her against the counter. 

Khalio, of Wavertree, asked her ‘if she loved him’ as well as how old she was, telling her ‘not to tell anyone what happened’.

He then lifted up her skirt and began touching her legs and thighs before continuing his assault by touching her over her underwear. 

The incident lasted a ‘couple of minutes’ and only stopped when another customer entered causing him to ‘jump away quickly’ and allowing her to escape.

She was left ‘scared and in shock’ and reported the attack to police that evening after telling a friend about what had happened to her. 

The teen recalled ‘telling him to get off her’ but Khalio continued regardless, while she also stated she had been ‘so scared she felt she couldn’t scream or shout’.

Under interview, the sex offender ‘accepted flirting’ with the girl, whom he thought was aged 17. 

He also ‘denied putting his hand up her skirt or touching her private area’ and said he had ‘just been messing around’.

Khalio, who was employed as a part-time shop assistant, was stacking shelves when she entered, Liverpool Crown Court (above) heard on Tuesday

Khalio had no previous convictions. 

Andrew McInnes, prosecuting, said the youngster was alone and still wearing her school uniform on what was her 16th birthday. 

Sam Parham, defending, told the court: ‘He is extremely sorry for his actions and any negative impact on this young lady.’

The defendant was assisted by an interpreter in the dock after being found guilty of four counts of sexual assault following a trial before magistrates. 

Khalio was jailed for six months, as well as being handed a seven-year notification requirement and a restraining order preventing him from contacting the victim for the next two years.

Sentencing, the Honorary Recorder of Liverpool Judge Andrew Menary KC said: ‘You simply took advantage of the fact she was alone and no one else was about. 

‘You touched her despite the fact she plainly did not want this attention from you. 

‘This lasted for a couple of minutes, although for her it must have felt like an eternity. 

‘Although you express some remorse for this incident, you continue to maintain that you did not simply assault her – certainly not in the way she describes.

‘Your behaviour on this particular day was outrageous.’

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