Following the dedication of our Child Abuse Investigation Team, a man who admitted child cruelty has been jailed for almost two years
Riyadur Rahman, HMP Chelmsford, formerly of an address in Grays, was jailed for 23 months at Basildon Crown Court on Monday 30 May after he pleaded guilty to child cruelty at the same court at an earlier hearing.
A sensitive and difficult investigation was launched by our Child Abuse Investigation Team (CAIT) after concerns were raised about a young boy who was presented to hospital with several injuries and bruising to their face in August 2018. The offences took place in Southend.
It resulted in 29-year-old Riyadur Rahman being arrested and summonsed to appear at Southend Magistrates’ Court on 10 January 2022 to answer a charge of cruelty to a person under 16, not related.
Rahman initially denied the offence but changed his plea to guilty at an appearance at Basildon Crown Court on 23 August last year.
Public Protection Officer PC Jack Bronsdon, who led the investigation, said:
“Any concerns raised to us about the welfare of any child will always be investigated by officers from our Child Abuse Investigation Team. It’s a team dedicated to safeguarding vulnerable children who cannot speak up for themselves and securing justice for any child in a similar situation.
“Rahman initially denied his involvement in the abhorrent treatment of an innocent child, but he admitted his guilt and he has been rightly punished for his actions.”