By Karl Foulkes - An ex-taxi driver and fast food worker who paid to have sex with a Shropshire schoolgirl has been sentenced for a paltry two and a half years imprisonment at Wolverhampton Crown Court.
Mohammed Islam Choudhrey was thought to have paid over £600 to the teenager in the course of a just a few months.
He had admitted a charge of paying for the sexual services of a child between January and December, 2009.
Judge Michael Challinor told Choudhrey that he had ‘cynically used the young girl for sexual purposes’.
He stated Choudhrey’s actions had been relentless and the harm to the Telford teenager was enormous.
Incredibly Judge Challinor believed that Choudhrey was not part of the usual filthy Muslim predatory gang and that he had actually been KIND to the victim !
The judge said “But the offence is serious and the age difference makes you dangerous to young girls who must be protected,”
Choudhrey, of Solway Drive, Sutton Hill, Telford, was made the subject of a Sex Offences Protection Order for the next seven years.
The judge directed that a second accusation of paying the girl for sex should lie on the file.
Miss Deborah Gould, prosecuting, said that Choudhrey’s plea portrayed a prolonged course of conduct over a period of several months.
She said that Choudhrey met the vulnerable girl, when she was 16 and he would shower her with food, alcohol and cannabis and that the teenager had already been heavily abused by two other men who were manipulating her and using her as a prostitute.
Choudhrey then became a client, paying £50 each time.
Defence for Choudhrey, Mr Denis Desmond said his client had not corrupted the girl and had treated her well and gave her gifts. The money came at later dates.
He said Choudhrey had been oblivious that the other men were getting the cash from the girl.
Mr Desmond said that as a consequence of the case Choudhrey had been disowned by his family and ostracised by the local Muslim community.