A restaurant manager lured a teenage girl on the pretence of offering her work before sexually assaulting her, a court heard.
Father-of-two Abdul Khan worked at the Spice Lounge in Rishton and gave the victim alcohol before showing her pornography on his phone and assaulting her.
Burnley Crown Court heard how the 36-year-old had picked the victim up and travelled back to Rishton before assaulting her.
Khan pleaded guilty to sexual assault and breaching a sexual offences prevention order while subject to a suspended prison sentence.
He was jailed for two years and given a 10-year sexual harm prevention order.
Stephen Parker, prosecuting, told the court how the victim had responded to a job advert at but Khan had said there was nothing available.
The court heard how he then ‘changed his mind’ and offered to pick her up in February this year and take her to the restaurant.
Mr Parker said the restaurant was ‘not open and in darkness’ before Khan lit a coal fire and offered the victim alcohol.
Mr Parker said Khan then started ‘rubbing her back’ and said ‘give us a kiss’ which she refused.
He then showed her some pornography on his phone before asking her ‘do you want to **** me?’ which she again refused.
Khan, of Ennismore Street, Burnley, then started pulling her clothes and kissed her on her face and stroked her back, thigh and stomach.
Mr Parker said the victim was ‘frozen with fear’ and ‘literally couldn’t move’. The incident last for around 90 minutes and when Khan dropped her back home he warned her not to tell her parents as they would be ‘ashamed’ and ‘throw her out’.
When interviewed Khan denied the assault and said she was trying to blackmail him but later pleaded guilty at court.
Richard Taylor, defending, said Khan is ‘ashamed and embarrassed and ‘accepts full responsibility’. He said: “It’s very difficult to understand the motivation and the thought processes of the defendant. He very carefully needs to look at his own moral compass.”
Sentencing, Judge Jonathan Gibson said: “What you did must’ve been very frightening for the young girl concerned.
“There is a degree of planning. You considered the planning of the case significantly and you engineered that situation.”