A DRUNKEN man who made lurid threats to kill a young girl in a barrage of terrifying phone calls to her mum has been jailed.
Javed Khaliq, 33, “flipped” after a vodka binge and made 62 calls to the mother in the space of three hours.
A Teesside Crown Court judge decided yesterday that Khaliq did not intend to harm the girl and would never have carried out his threats.
Khaliq told the frightened mum: “You’re never going to see your daughter again. The next time you see her, she’ll be in a body bag with me.”
He went on to say: “The only person who’s going to see me and your daughter is God.”
He put the girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, on the line and prompted her to swear and abuse her mum, said prosecutor John Gillette.
He later told the mother: “Say goodbye to your daughter.” Then he counted down from five to one, and hung up.
Khaliq, who lived on Teesside at the time, admitted one charge of making a threat to kill and one of cruelty to a child.
He also admitted possessing a Class B drug, cannabis, with intent to supply and possession of cocaine.
He was caught with 87.1g of skunk cannabis, less than 1g of cocaine and an alleged “dealer’s list” at his home, then in the Manchester area, on September 21 last year.
He had previous convictions for sexual assault and producing cannabis.
Duncan McReddie, defending, said Khaliq owned up at an early stage and offered his apologies in court to the mother.
“He can’t explain what made him suddenly behave in this way on this occasion other than the drink consumed,” said Mr McReddie.
He added Khaliq had been a cannabis user for several years, got into a cycle of debt and supplied to a small circle of friends.
Judge Howard Crowson told the defendant: “The threats you made were taken very seriously. Perhaps you can imagine what effect that has on a mother.”
He said prison was inevitable. He jailed Khaliq, of Duchess Road, Crumpsall, Manchester, for a year and banned him from working with children for life.