Tanveer Ahmed jailed for selling teenage girl for sex
A 40-year-old man from Telford has been jailed for selling a teenage girl for sex to a takeaway restaurant worker.
Tanveer Ahmed, from Urban Gardens, Wellington, pocketed £40 from the fish and chip shop worker in 2009.
Ahmed admitted a charge of controlling a child prostitute but denied two similar allegations.
The fast food delivery driver was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison and put on the sex offenders register indefinitely.
Ahmed was told by judge Michael Challinor at Wolverhampton Crown Court that he could expect to be banned from working with children for life.
Mr Challinor also made him the subject of a Sex Offenders Prevention Order relating to children aged between 10 and 18, until further notice.
The court heard how Ahmed, a married father of three, had lost the £40 he carried on his rounds through gambling.
He subsequently drove the victim, who was 16 at the time, to the Golden Fryer at Oakengates in a bid to replenish the cash from one of the restaurant workers.
Ahmed denied two other allegations relating to the teenage girl's prostitution as well as two offences of sexual activity with a child, which will all remain on file.