A fast food delivery driver who sold a teenage girl for sex to a fish and chip shop worker in Telford was this afternoon jailed for two-and-a-half years.
Tanveer Ahmed needed the cash he was paid – around £40 – to replace the float on his round because he had lost the money gambling.
Ahmed, 40, was jailed at Wolverhampton Crown Court. He admitted a charge of controlling a child prostitute in 2009.
Judge Michael Challinor told Ahmed that the harm he had caused to the 16-year-old had been ‘considerable and inevitable’ by offering her to a stranger.
“You had a close enough relationship with the girl to have appreciated just how damaged and vulnerable she was,” he said.
Ahmed, of Urban Gardens, Wellington, will be on the sex offenders register for an indefinite period and is banned from working with children for life.
Ahmed, who is married with three children, had denied two offences relating to the victim’s prostitution and two more of sexual activity with a child. Judge Challinor ordered the charges to lie on file.
Miss Debbie Gould, prosecuting, said that the victim met Ahmed when she was 15, at a time when she was heavily involved with a number of Asian men.
The court heard when she was 16 the girl was involved in sexual activity with Ahmed and he was aware of her being prostituted by other men.
Miss Gould said Ahmed had a gambling habit and visited casinos and betting shops.
“He had spent his float on gambling and asked one of the shop workers for £40 to have sex with the girl. She had sex with the man in Ahmed’s car while he waited in the fish and chip shop. The man handed him £40 in change which he used to replenish his float,” she said.
Mr Peter Cooper, for Ahmed, said his client accepted his actions were inexcusable.
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