- Child rapist Imran Khan, 34, jailed for life after abducting girl, 6, in Burnley
- He did laps of streets before snatching her off bike and putting her in boot
- Mother revealed how convict was found after shoe glitter rubbed off in car
- She said she is thankful she did not make her daughter change into boots
- Woman added: 'He's a monster - I hope he rots in prison where he belongs'
A mother of a six-year-old girl who was abducted by a paedophile days after he completed a sex offender rehabilitation course says police tracked down the convict because of her daughter's favourite glittery shoes.
Child rapist Imran Khan, 34, was jailed for life last year after grabbing the little girl off her bike, exposing himself and throwing her into his boot.
The pervert had abducted the girl after 'doing laps' of the streets in Burnley to find his latest victim. At the time, he had been released on licence for raping a 12-year-old girl.
A mother of a six-year-old girl who was snatched by a paedophile while she was playing near her home in Burnley says police tracked down the convict because of her daughter's favourite glittery shoes
Now, the little girl's mother - who is being called Jodie for legal reasons - has revealed how the rapist was tracked down after the pink glitter from her new shoes rubbed off in his car.
Describing him as 'evil to the core', she also revealed how her daughter - who was returned safely to her mother after being dumped in a wheelie bin - is still struggling with nightmares following the ordeal.
She told The Sun: 'Amy had insisted on wearing them out on the day she was taken. I said she should change into her boots. But before I had a chance to argue, she was outside.
'I'm so glad she had them on because the glitter found in the boot of Khan's car was crucial evidence. Thank goodness I didn't make her change into her boots.'
She added: 'He's a monster and I hope he rots in prison - where he belongs.'
The little girl, who is being called Amy, was playing close to the family home with her nine-year-old brother Tom - also not his real name - in March last year when she disappeared.
Child rapist Imran Khan, 34, was jailed for life last year after grabbing the little girl off her bike, exposing himself and throwing her into his boot
CCTV footage showed Khan prowling the area for 30 minutes in his black Vauxhall Astra.
He then stopped to tell the girl that there was a ball stuck under his vehicle, which he pretended to need help retrieving.
But as she got off her bike and bent down to help, Khan picked up the little girl and threw her into the boot, where she was kept for more than half-an-hour. He also pulled down the back seats and exposed himself.
After trying to force her to commit a sex act, he dumped four miles from her home.
He warned the little girl that he would hit her around the head with his belt if she did not stop crying, the court was told.
But she managed to escape by making the bin 'topple over'. She was found by two other children and the police were called.
Before Amy's mother even managed to phone 999, two officers turned up at her door and said they had found her little girl, who was being checked out at the police station.
The little girl had not been abused, but was left traumatised by the events. She has been left afraid of the dark and is too scared to sleep alone.
The mother told how the girl had drawn a picture which showed a 'nightmare' she had been having, which showed her and Tom in the back of Khan's car, while a dark figure sits in the front seat.
Just a few days after the incident, Khan was tracked down and arrested.
Intensive forensic analysis revealed fibres from the girl's hooded top, leggings and cardigan in the back seat of Khan's car as well as glitter from the bows of her sandals in the boot of the Vauxhall.
In October last year, the 34-year-old, from Accrington, Lancashire, pleaded guilty at Burnley Crown Court to kidnap, kidnap with intent to commit a sexual offence, and breaching a sexual offences court order.
He was ordered serve two life sentences concurrently.
The pervert had abducted the girl after 'doing laps' of the streets in Burnley to find his latest victim. At the time, he had been released on licence for raping a 12-year-old girl
During the hearing, the court was told how Khan had raped a girl of 12 in 2008, for which he was jailed for nine years.
He was released on licence in 2013 and ordered to complete the sexual offender programme.
It emerged that he had prowled the streets in the same way several times before spotting Amy.
Handing down the sentence, Judge Simon Newell described incidents as 'planned and predatory' o fulfill his 'perverted sexual desires'.
'You have now in the last seven years on two occasions taken a girl from the streets of East Lancashire for your own sexual desire,' he said.
'One was 12 and one was six. One was raped and one was released. Both were traumatised.'
He added: 'These sorts of crimes cause concern for those involved in this case but for the wider community.
'It's a parent's hope that their child should be free to play in the streets, walk to school or play in the park. They want to know their children are safe and secure.
'Your crimes fracture that trust and disrupt families' lives.
These crimes are a parent's worst nightmare.'