Carlisle takeaway boss 'offered woman kebab for sex'

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A Carlisle man accused of inciting child prostitution offered the mother of one of his alleged victims a free kebab if she would have sex with him, a trial has heard.

The now 18-year-old told Carlisle Crown Court that Azad Miah repeatedly called and texted her when she was aged 15 offering to pay for sex.

At one point he propositioned her mother and grandmother.

The 44-year-old, of Warwick Road, denies all charges.

His alleged victim is among six girls the former owner of the Spice of India restaurant and takeaway is said to have attempted to recruit as child prostitutes.

'Really scary'

She said in one phone call her mother was asked to have sex for a free kebab and in another her grandmother, aged in her 60s, was offered sex.

Other members of staff at the now-closed restaurant called her, and she was "stalked" in the street, the jury heard.

She added: "After a while it was getting really scary because I did not know them and I was getting scared because they were following me."

This continued even after she contacted the police "a couple of times", the court was told.

Stephen Meadowcroft, defending, suggested she had got it wrong and it was another man from the takeaway who had offered her money for sex.

Mr Miah denies eight counts of paying for the sexual services of a child, eight of inciting child prostitution and one count of keeping a brothel

The trial continues.

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