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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

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Restaurant boss charged with running brothel from Carlisle takeaway

A Carlisle restaurant boss has appeared in court accused of running a brothel from the takeaway he manages on Botchergate.

Azad Miah, 44, is also accused of paying young girls for sex.

Miah, who is manager of the Spice of India takeaway, appeared at Carlisle Magistrates’ Court today charged with 13 offences.

They are:

  • one charge of keeping or managing a brothel at the Spice of India takeaway;
  • six charges of causing or inciting prostitution for gain;
  • two charges of causing a girl under 13 to engage in sexual activity;
  • three charges of causing or inciting a girl to perform sexual acts;
  • one charge of paying for the sexual services of a girl aged 13 to 15.

The offences are said to have taken place between 2005 and March this year.

Miah, who used to live in the city centre, was arrested by police on Monday and charged.

An application for bail was refused by magistrates.

Miah was remanded in custody and will next appear at Carlisle Crown Court on December 19.

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