A HOSPITAL technician who forced a teenager to have an abortion during a sexual relationship which began when she was 14 has been jailed for eight months.

Nozmul Hoque, 28, who worked at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Headington, repeatedly professed his love for the girl and groomed her with flattering texts, the Old Bailey heard.

He took her virginity after trips to the park and the cinema and continued to have sex with her without protection for more than two years.

During the trial, the victim told the court she did not tell anyone about the alleged abuse until she was in her early 20s because she knew their relationship was ‘wrong’.

The victim told the court she had fallen pregnant with Hoque’s child in 2011 and added he pressured her into having an abortion.

She was forced to give evidence against Hoque after he claimed the allegations were just sexual fantasies about him.

The victim denied making up the allegations to get attention and compensation and said: “I wouldn’t be putting myself through this - getting upset and being called a liar.

“I thought I was in love with him. I know it wasn’t right for someone his age to be going out with someone my age.

“He wouldn’t leave me alone. The word ‘persistent’ is an understatement.”

She claimed Hoque became more forceful when she tried to resist him and that he had raped her three times in 2011.

The jury acquitted Hoque of three counts of rape, but convicted him on four counts of sexual activity with a child in September.

They were unable to reach a verdict on a further eight counts of sexual activity with a child against him.

Sentencing the judge, Mr Recorder Nigel Lithman QC said he formed a ‘very strong view’ of Hoque’s immaturity.

He added the hospital technician was of good character before these events and had been of good character since.

Recorder Lithman said: “You were 21 years old at the time and (the victim) was 14 or 15.

“She was clearly flattered by your attention and not withstanding your emotional or psychological state, you should have been sensitive to that.

“It culminated, the relationship, in her becoming pregnant.”

“The sentence I propose to pass in this case is not unduly lenient (but) there are many reasons why I can keep this sentence to a minimum.

“That period will pass relatively quickly, make sure you use it to continue your psychological assessment.”

Hoque, of Oxford, was sentenced to eight months immediate imprisonment and will join the sex offenders register for seven years.

A restraining order on contacting the victim was also imposed.

Defending Hoque Kimberley Aiken said: “There is a glimmer of hope for this young man that he can be rehabilitated.”

Ms Aiken said that Hoque was undergoing an assessment of his level of autism.