LONDON – A British judge has sentenced a Bangladeshi man to 15 years in prison for paying young girls for sex and trying to recruit others into prostitution in northern England.
Azad Miah, 44, was convicted of trying to lure four young girls into prostitution, paying for the sexual services of two teenage girls and running a brothel from his business, the Spice of India restaurant in the town of Carlisle. He had denied the charges.
Judge Peter Hughes said the conduct of the married father of four "corrodes the foundations of decency and respect by which all right-thinking people live their lives."
Hughes says police have lessons to learn from the case after it emerged that one young victim had complained to officers about Miah three years before his arrest.