Illegal Immigrant Paedophile Has Already Cost Taxpayer £350,000, Now He Will Get Compensation

Jack Doyle et al., Daily Mail (London), November 17, 2013

Legal proceedings over the aborted deportation of an African migrant who lured a vulnerable schoolgirl to a house for sex have cost the British taxpayer £350,000–and he may now receive tens of thousands in compensation.

Jumaa Kater Saleh, 24, was convicted as part of a predatory sex gang for the ‘deliberate, targeted abuse of a young and vulnerable girl’, who was aged 13 at the time.

But he was allowed to remain in Britain under human rights law because he faced mistreatment if sent back to Sudan.

He claimed he was a member of the Zaghawa tribe, which has been persecuted by government forces and Arab tribe militia.

His trial cost an estimated £100,000, his asylum support costs drained the public purse of £20,000 and it cost more than £200,000 to keep him detained, firstly in jail and then in an immigration centre.

The Sunday Telegraph reported the total cost of interpreters alone was £25,000.

Details of the case emerged as Saleh went to court to demand compensation from the Government for locking him up. He claimed he was unlawfully detained following his prison sentence, when he was kept behind bars to protect the public.

His case was thrown out in January but the Court of Appeal has now ruled that eight months of his detention was unlawful.

The judges decided he was entitled to compensation as a result of Home Office administrative delays before it was decided that he could not be deported on human rights grounds.

The decision has sparked outrage.

The father of Saleh’s victim called the decision ‘crazy’ and said his daughter would never be free of what happened to her.

He said: ‘He was a paedophile preying on young girls, yet he was only locked up for two years. What does he have to be compensated for?

‘The worst of it is that as taxpayers, me and her mother are paying for him to go through the court system and then we’ll end up contributing through our taxes to any compensation he gets–the man who did this to our girl.’

Tory MP Peter Bone added: ‘I take the very simple view that if someone comes to this country and then breaks the law then he should be sent back to where he comes from.

‘Any arguments about his human rights disappear when he has violated, violently, the rights of a young girl.’

Saleh arrived in the UK in November 2004 hidden in the back of a lorry.

In January 2005 he claimed asylum but this was rejected.

However, because he was under 18, he was allowed to remain until he reached adulthood in October 2006.

He was still in the country in May 2007, when arrested and charged with the sex offences. In February 2008, he was convicted of two charges of sexual activity with a 13-year-old girl.

He was in a group of five immigrants who lured schoolgirls–including three aged 13 and one aged 14–to a house for sex.

The judge at the trial had remarked that all three girls were ‘clearly disturbed and vulnerable, far from mature for their years and had been targeted by the group’.

Saleh was jailed for four years on the basis that the offences were planned and that he knew the girl’s age. The judge also recommended him for deportation.

However, at the end of his sentence immigration officials deemed that he should not be released as they tried to deport him ‘for the public good’.

He was let out in May 2011 after it was decided that he would face persecution if returned to Sudan, under protection against ‘inhuman and degrading treatment’ and risk to life. He now lives in Leicester.

Ruling against him in January, deputy High Court judge Philip Mott QC said he had not been unlawfully detained.

The judge, sitting at the High Court in London, accepted that Saleh was a member of the Zaghawa and so it was ‘not possible’ to return him to Sudan.

But he ruled there was no evidence of Saleh being held unlawfully or unreasonably at any time and his case failed ‘on all grounds’.

The judge said: ‘It was deliberate, targeted abuse of a young and vulnerable girl. The risk that the claimant, in his early-20s, would commit a further sexual offence if released… had to be considered as substantial.’

A Home Office spokesman said it was ‘disappointed’ and is looking at all its options over the Court of Appeal’s decision.

He added: ‘We believe it is right that dangerous individuals are kept in detention, wherever possible, in order to protect the public.

‘We will continue to seek to deport individuals who show a complete disregard for the laws of this country.’

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  • Andy

    Our governments have gone mad.

    We need to bring back hanging.

    • dd121

      We’re going to bring back hanging only if we hang a few of the people who don’t want to bring back hanging.

      • DonReynolds

        It’s a deal. Agreed.

    • M.

      You should also bring back the crime of treason. Tony Blair abolished that if I remember correctly.

    • DonReynolds

      PUBLIC hanging….during daylight hours.

    • Sick of it

      I was literally about to say the same thing. We did not have these problems when rapists and murderers were just plain executed. No media or legal circus.

    • Anthony Foltz

      I live in the only state in America that still allows hanging and its not done often enough as far as I am concerned. People like that lose their right of asylum when they commit a crime, especially one so awful.. its not like he stole a bag of fruit because he was hungry.

    • Paleoconn

      Decorate some lamp posts, as they say. I bet this pedophile was a valedictorian, so at least we got that.

  • Jesse James

    This is the result of the moral confusion wrought by radical leftist. Sounds like they need to hang some judges first before getting down to the real work of re-establishing a functioning justice system. I think this is another case of legal sabotage by a perverted immoral judiciary.

  • shmo123

    In a previous post today, I commented on how I thought the influx of gypsies from Romania and Bulgaria would be what it takes to finally make the Brits wake up. After reading this story, I can see I was wrong. The people who run that country are insane.

  • Homo_Occidentalis

    Illegal immigrants forfeit their rights the moment they become “illegal”. It’s not so difficult a concept.

    • Non Humans

      Exactly! Its absolutely ludicrous that these libtards elevate the human (loose use of that term) rights of these savages above that of their fellow countrymen. Theyre not even human, let alone within the country legally.
      .
      Im totally with you Homo, they forfeit their rights the second their status becomes illegal. Britain being an island, as it is, make him swim back to the cesspool that spawned him!

  • M.

    How can you talk of human right when you’re a criminal. A criminal, by definition, has no respect for human right. So he can’t expect any in return.

    • Magician

      Sexual violence against children is clearly the biggest crime in the world

      It was not hard at all to find a photo of the criminal

      • IstvanIN

        How do they put that and the word “human” in the same sentence.

    • Non Humans

      I would think that not being human would dq him from the benefits of human rights. Oh I forgot, the libtards have expanded the definition of the term human to be more inclusive.
      .
      Pretty soon they will be releasing gorillas and other primates from the worlds zoos, and compensating them for generations of unlawful detainment.

  • Truthseeker

    He deserves whatever mistreatment he gets in his home country.

  • Spartacus

    Kill it !

    • 1stworlder

      with fire

  • DonReynolds

    Do not send him back to the Sudan. Bury him where he stands. End of story.

  • IstvanIN

    What about the human rights of the girl he violated?

    I am willing to be open minded about this, give this fine fellow a choice: deportation to his native land or hanging. One or the other, 24 hours to decide. His choice and his alone. How much more fair can that be? Much more fair than what he did to the girl.

  • Ograf

    All that money and a 12 gauge slug is probably about $2.50.

    • Spartacus

      I’ll slit it’s throat for 0.00 dollars .

  • bigone4u

    I have (unpleasant) experience with the US legal system. It was apparent to me that it exists to enrich judges and lawyers, NOT TO METE OUT JUSTICE. In the last stages of empire, corruption is everywhere. So it is with the legal system. We are no longer living in a sane society, so accept that and sabotage it every chance you get. That’s what I do.

  • WR_the_realist

    This guy deserves to be persecuted. So what’s the nonsense of his human rights being violated if he’s sent back home?

  • Magician

    350000 GBP is 563885 USD

  • Bill

    Sounds like he can’t go back to the Sudan because he’s wanted for pedophilia. Why would British authorities not have thought of that? Jeez.

  • Magician

    And can you believe he will now get a large amount of compensation from the UK government?

  • Magician

    All a horny illegal immigrant in Europe has to do to get to stay in there – scream “I will be persecuted if I am deported” and the human rights lawyers will make sure you get to stay

    All he has to do to receive a large amount of money – scream “You are such a racist to treat me so poorly” and you will receive enough money to buy a Ferrari

  • ZeitTrash

    Cases like this go well beyond “English eccentricity” and instead go into a creepy/weird zone that is just sad and disheartening. It’s awful to see a once great people decay and fall apart as if they’ve got a collective long term case of syphilis.

  • Hans Schneider

    shoot the guy

  • guest

    Look at Prince Chuck’s expression there. He’s ashamed to be treating that witch doctor as an equal, and he’s equally ashamed to be unable to get out of the situation.

    Look at your next king, Brits! Look!

    • Katherine McChesney

      Oh, I don’t know. I think he enjoys hobnobbing with his witchdoctors and other pagan subjects. After all, his mother calls herself the Defender of the Faiths plural….any faith at all. There was a time when she was the defender of THE FAITH, the church of England. Now she even burns the Beltane Fires.

  • scopedope

    In the U.S. Blacks are 70% of the prison population!

  • Katherine McChesney

    The commenter on Daily Mail are politically correct when it comes to blacks. They side with blacks all the way. I’ve had comments removed because they were reported as abusive. I worded them cautiously but told them the truths that they refused to accept.

  • IstvanIN

    I guess I am “pro-choice”?