Pervert Dover pensioner Majid Saleh and son Hussain Hamid, 21, jailed for sexually assaulting girl
Majid Saleh, 71, and son 21-year-old Hussain Hamid
were jailed at Canterbury Crown Court
by Paul Hooper
A 71-year-old perverted pensioner and his son – 50 years his
junior – have been sent to prison for sex offences on a young
Iraqi-born Majid Saleh and 21-year-old Hussain Hamid, both from
Dover, were each convicted by a jury of two charges and jailed for
Canterbury Crown Court heard their victim - aged just
nine - was subjected to touching and being offered money for a sex
The child, who gave evidence at the trial, described the
requests from the sick father and son as "disgusting and scary" and
Saleh and Hamid, of Maison Dieu Place, had both denied 22
offences – but were each convicted of one sexual assault on a child
and one of inciting a child to commit a sex act.
"You have shown no insight into your behaviour and no remorse for it..." – Judge Heather Norton to Majid Saleh
Saleh claimed he suffered from an itching disorder that led
to him scratching himself in his groin area.
He also said he had become forgetful because of his age and
sometimes forgot to zip up his trousers.
Thomas Restell, for the pensioner, asked the judge to spare him
jail because of his age and poor health.
But Judge Heather Norton told them she regarded the
incitement as "a precursor to sexual grooming".
She said the only reason the acts were not carried
out was because the child refused the offer of money and
walked away from them.
The child claimed she was touched sexually and invited to
perform a sex act on the pensioner.
The judge added: "She gave her evidence by
video link in a straightforward and unembellished way.
"Those (sexual) assaults were done over clothing and involved
touching with your hands only.
"It didn't get any further because she removed herself from you
or removed your hand from her body."
In jailing them both, the judge added: "You, Hamid asked her to
have sex with you and to touch your penis and you offered her
money. She regarded your actions as disgusting and scary.
"Saleh, you made comments towards her to touch you – again you
also offered her money to do so. She said she regarded that as 'bad
stuff' and refused to comply.
"You have shown no insight into your behaviour and no remorse
for it. The sexual assaults were a precursor to your attempts to
persuade your victim to carry out your suggestion.
"It was only her response which prevented you from carrying out
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