Pedophile who sexually abused 8-yr-old boy has been stripped of UK passport, set to be sent back to India
The man, whose name has not been revealed, was granted British citizenship in 2004 after arriving in the country in 1997
In a first such legal move by the British government, a pedophile has been stripped of his British passport and is set to be deported back to his country, India, after he raped a seven-year-old boy. Reports state that the man, whose name has not yet been revealed, was granted British citizenship in 2004 after arriving in the country in 1997.
The accused, who is only known as RSD for now, was found to have assaulted the young boy for at least seven years between 2003 and 2010 and the boy is said to be his family member.
The man was convicted in 2011 of 23 counts of sexual abuse, according to the Daily Mail. He was then sentenced to 14 years imprisonment and was also placed on the sex offenders register for life after he was found guilty of systematic abuse of "a male within the family."
RSD reportedly committed the offenses even before he got his British passport, which suggests that he lied in an attempt to get citizenship. The Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, said that it was for this reason he had decided to revoke his British citizenship. This is the first such legal move ever taken in the country.
Javid, in February this year, had told RSD: "Given the fact that you began your sexual offenses in 2003, prior to lodging your naturalization application, and continued to do so many years after you were granted British citizenship, you were clearly not of good character. It was only because you concealed your sexual assaults that led (sic) to your application succeeding."
Reports state that the Home Secretary took the decision to revoke his citizenship after the abuser initially won an appeal in the case. Reports state that a senior judge on the case later vetoed the decision, stating that the accused was "clearly not of good character."