A 31-YEAR-OLD man was spotted kissing and cuddling a 15-year-old girl on a bus by a special constable.
Amjid Hussain, who had sent the teenager sex texts, had been served with two Child Abduction Notices in March 2012, relating to different girls the same age, Burnley Crown Court was told.
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Hussain had been arrested after the officer, who had other duties to attend to, called 999 and police arrived and stopped the bus.
The defendant, described by a judge as “very, very immature”, was given a three year community order with supervision and a six month conditional discharge.
Hussain, of Ebony Street, Blackburn, had admitted inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, abduction and sexual activity with a child. The defendant, who is employed, was ordered to sign the sex offenders register.
Prosecutor Jeremy Lasker told the court last August 30, the special constable was on an Accrington to Rochdale bus when he saw the pair at the back of the bus kissing and cuddling.
After Hussain was detained, he told police the girl was 17 and he had known her for a week. Police seized mobile telephones and CCTV footage.
The defendant maintained in interview he had met the girl in a pub about a month before, she had been dressed up, wearing makeup and false eyelashes and had told him she was 18.
He said she had given him her phone number, he did nothing with it and she had contacted him out of the blue. Mr Lasker said the defendant was asked if he had ever contacted the girl on Facebook and said he didn't think so. He accepted when on the bus she told him she was at sixth form college.
The prosecutor said: “On two previous occasions, the defendant has been warned about his conduct with 15-year-old girls.”