A religion tutor has been jailed for sexually assaulting an eight-year-old girl in her home as he gave her a lesson in Islamic studies. Mohammed Mustafa Idris, 46, worked as a tutor and was paid by the victim’s parents to give the youngster lessons at their home, the court heard. Idris carried out the sex assault while the girl’s parents were in another room of the house. Other children were also present when Idris preyed upon the girl but were unaware of the offence taking place. The child told her mother about the incident as she was in pain, Leeds Crown Court heard. Idris, of Leeds, West Yorkshire, was arrested but continued to deny any wrongdoing. During the trial, the court heard Idris moved to the UK after fleeing Sudan. Rebecca Young, mitigating, said Idris continued to deny the offence. Miss Young described the offence as ‘out of character’ for her client. He was found guilty of sexual assault on a child under the age of 13 after a four-day trial. Sentencing Idris to five years imprisonment, Recorder Anthony Hawks described the offence as a ‘gross breach of trust’. He said Idris had shown no remorse for what he had done. The judge said: ‘This was a very young girl who was in your care for religious education.’ Idris was told he must also go on the sex offender register for life.