Odd-job worker jailed for sex with intellectually disabled minor

An odd-job worker was jailed for 32 months on Thursday for having sex with an intellectually disabled girl. Yahya Abdul Kadir, 49, admitted to having sex with the 14-year-old girl, who has an IQ of 40, at an Housing Block staircase landing in early August 2010.

He had sex with her two more times in September 2010 and on February 2011. A district court heard that sometime in early August 2010, he met the victim at a void deck and started chatting.

A short while later, he brought her to the second floor staircase landing. He asked if she was willing to have sex with him. She kept quiet and he proceeded to hug and kiss her. He then had sex with her.

Pleading for leniency, Yahya said he was remorseful and was taking care of his grandson who has special needs. He has convictions for drug consumption, failing to report for urine tests and theft in dwelling among other things. He could have been jailed for up to 10 years and/or fined.