A dad-of-one who forced himself on a young woman as she walked home alone late at night walked free after complaining he would lose his job if he went to jail.
Wait, what...? But I've not seen any anguished complaints from the usual suspects about this undue leniency?
Takeaway worker Javed Miah, 23...
Ah. I guess that explains it.
Miah gave no comment in police interview.
His lawyer Saul Comish said in mitigation: ''This offence was quite opportunistic.
''He is in employment at a takeaway where he works from 4-11 PM. He is married and is a father to a four-year-old child. If you feel a custodial sentence is required, he would lose his job and he the sole earner for his family, so this would have a significant impact.
"This incident was entirely out of character. He has a low risk of re-offending.''
Miah was sentenced to six months imprisonment, suspended for two years and will have to complete 250 hours of unpaid work. He was also ordered to pay £213 in costs and sign the Sex Offender Register for seven years.
Sentencing JP David Quarnby said: "This was a cowardly and sustained attack on a young woman late at night.''Yeah, there's a lot of that going around lately. Strangely, some stories generate furious progressive press headlines, and some...don't.
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