The Court of Appeal has today increased the sentence handed to Mohammed Ullah in March of this year at the Crown Court in St Albans for seven counts of indecent assault. Ullah’s original sentence of nine years was increased to thirteen years after it was ruled to be unduly lenient.
Mohammed Ullah, 57, of Westbourne Road,Luton subjected his first victim to sexual abuse over a number of years that involved repeated digital penetration when she was aged between five and ten. Furthermore, he sexually abused a second victim who was nine years old.
The sentence was referred to the Court of Appeal under the Unduly Lenient Sentence (ULS) scheme by the Attorney General, Jeremy Wright QC MP.
Speaking after today’s hearing he said: “I asked the Court of Appeal to look again at this sentence as I felt that nine years failed to reflect the seriousness of the offending carried out over a long period of time by Mohammed Ullah.
“Victims who have the courage to report abuse and are prepared to give their evidence in court, deserve to know that their abuser, if convicted, will be properly punished.”