The judge, Michael Stokes heard he went to an Islamic faith school where he was taught that women are worthless. Adil claimed he was not aware that it was illegal for him to have sex with the girl because his education left him ignorant of British law.
Judge Stokes handed Rashid a suspended sentence, saying:
"Although chronologically 18, it is quite clear from the reports that you are very naive and immature when it comes to sexual matters."
In the past, whenever Nottingham Crown Court heard that such crimes usually result in a four to a seven-year prison sentence. But the judge said that because Rashid was ‘passive’ and ‘lacking assertiveness’, sending him to jail might cause him ‘more damage than good’. The whole time, Adil's main point was he had ‘little experience of women’ due to his education at an Islamic school in the UK, which was not named for legal reasons.