A Muslim cleric convicted of raping a young boy as he attended Islamic education lessons at his mosque in Stoke-on-Trent has been jailed for 16 years.

Mohammed Hanif Khan, 43, was told he must spend at least eight years in jail after being found guilty by a jury at Nottingham Crown Court of sexual activity with a child, as well as the two counts of rape.

The charges relate to two boys who attended the mosque in Capper Street, Stoke-on-Trent, where he was imam, in 2009.

Khan, who appeared in court wearing a black suit, blue shirt and yellow tie, was sentenced by Mrs Justice Dobbs following a three-week trial.

Mrs Justice Dobbs told Khan, who sat with his hands in his lap and his eyes cast downwards as she outlined her reasons for imposing the sentence, that he had blatantly abused the trust bestowed on him by the community as imam of the mosque.

In front of a public gallery packed on one side with Khan’s supporters and on the other with the victims’ family members, she said: “A more serious breach of trust can’t be imagined.

“You were the imam and not only were you the boys’ teacher you were the boys’ guide. You were taken into the hearts of the community and treated like a god.

“One of the boyHs described you as being so big you were like the queen.”

For the two rape charges, she sentenced Khan to a determinate period of 16 years in prison, to serve a minimum of eight years before he could even apply to be freed, and to 12 months to run concurrently for the charge of sexual activity with a child.

She also told him he would be on the sex offenders’ register for life and was subject to a sex offenders’ protection order.

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