Via Daily Mail:

A paedophile who met his victim on Facebook didn’t know it was illegal to have sex with the 13-year-old girl because of his sheltered Muslim upbringing, a court heard.

Adil Rashid admitted travelling to Nottingham in July last year and having sex with the teenager who can’t be named for legal reasons.

He had met the girl on the social networking site Facebook, and communicated with her by text messages and phone for two months before they met.

Julia Smart, defending, had told an earlier hearing at Nottingham Crown Court that Rashid, 18, had been educated in a madrassa and had ‘little experience of women’.

The barrister said Rashid had told a psychologist after his arrest that he did not know having sex with a 13-year-old was against the law.

In other interviews with psychologists Rashid claimed he had been taught by his madrassa that ‘women are no more worthy than a lollipop that has been dropped on the ground.’

The case had been adjourned for more reports on Rashid ahead of sentencing.

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