What a load of garbage, if an individual immigrates from another country one of the first thing an average person do is to be aware of the laws that govern that country.
The excuse that he was from Pakistan and did not know it was illegal to have sex with a 14-year-old is ridiculous. If he believes he was not doing something wrong why tell her that he was 25 instead of 39-years old?
According to the media article, the 39-year old travelled from Sunderland to Middlesbrough to meet the 14-year old. He was unaware it was a sting operation by vigilante paedophile hunters.
Apparently, the vigilante group Guardians of the north, establish the false profile and was able to expose the man disgusting grooming of a child. He pleaded guilty to attempting to meet a child and was, sentenced to 17 months.
However, the worrying aspects of this case, in my opinion, is the fact that he now claims he cannot return to Pakistan because it would be unsafe for him. Therefore, he wishes to make an application for asylum.
Are you kidding me? The fact that he wants to seek asylum in the UK null and void his excuse that he did not know that having sex with a child is illegal.
I do have sympathy for those individuals that are being, persecuted in their own country because of religious beliefs, ethnicity and homophobia. If they flee to the UK, we should give them a safe, haven. But to give this man asylum would be a travesty to genuine asylum seekers.