|Sani Adil Ali|
A Sudanese asylum seeker who raped a 12 year old girl has been allowed to stay in Britain after a judge ruled it would violate his human rights to deport him.
Sani Adil Ali was jailed for raping the girl just months after he was given refugee status.
When he was sentenced, another judge described him as "a potential danger to young girls” and put him on the sex offenders registry for the rest of his life.
However, after serving a sentence of three years, an immigration tribunal ruled Ali could stay in Britain on the grounds that he could be in danger if he is returned to Sudan.
Chief Immigration Judge Jonathan Perkins allowed him to stay in Britain, although officials ruled that he continues to present a risk to young children.
In his ruling, Judge Perkins said: "We find that the appellant is still entitled to the protection of the Refugee Convention and the Qualification Directive.
"In any case, his deportations would have been contrary to the U.K. standard and the European Convention on Human Rights."
This is not the first time that Judge Perkins has made a controversial decision. Last month, the news media reported how this judge allowed for a Muslim Afghan who claimed to have killed people, while fighting with the Taliban, to remain in Britain.
It has also been reported that Judge Perkins has often allowed criminal aliens to remain in Britain because of their "right to family life" under the Human Rights Act.
His latest decision is another setback for the home secretary, Theresa May, whose plans to end the way foreign criminals use human rights to avoid being deported.