September 2018

Paedophile labelled ‘a predator’ has sentence increased

An 83-year-old child sex “predator” has been jailed for 25 years after a top judge ruled the 18-year sentence he was originally handed was far too soft.

Child rapist Sazzad Miah, from Cambridge, was convicted of a raft of sex offences against children, including four specimen counts of rape.

Miah was jailed for 18 years, with a one-year extended licence period, at Peterborough Crown Court in June.

But Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC deemed that sentence “unduly lenient” and referred the case to London’s Appeal Court.

Lady Justice Rafferty today agreed with him, and increased his prison sentence to 25 years.

July 2018

83-year-old Cambridge man jailed for 18 years for sexual abuse of girls as young as four

An 83-year-old Cambridge man who sexually abused four girls over more than two decades has been jailed for 18 years.

Sazzad Miah, of Jermyn Close in Cambridge, was arrested in October 2017 after police received information about the historical abuse, which had taken place over 23 years.

A court heard he abused one girl over a period of 12 years between 1992 and 2004 and another over eight years between 2004 and 2012. Two were as young as four years old when abused, another was five and the other was 10.

Miah denied the offences but was found guilty of five counts of indecent assault, two counts of indecency with a child, four counts of rape, two counts of rape of a child under 13, four counts of sexual abuse of a child under 13 and one count of sexual activity with a child following a 16-day trial at Cambridge Crown Court last month.

Last Tuesday, he appeared at Peterborough Crown Court and was sentenced to a total of 18 years in prison, extended for one year on licence.

He was made subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) and a restraining order indefinitely as well as being placed on the Sex Offenders Register indefinitely.

June 2018

Paedophile who abused girls is guilty

A pensioner subjected four young girls, including a four-year-old, to a string of horrific sexual abuse over two decades.

Sazzad Miah, was charged with 18 sexual offences after he was arrested in October last year (2017) following a tip off about the historical abuse which had taken place over 23 years.

During a 16-day trial at Cambridge Crown Court, the jury heard how he abused one girl over a period of 12 years between 1992 and 2004, another over eight years between 2004 and 2012, when two were as young as four, another aged five and the other 10.

The 83-year-old, of Jermyn Close in Cambridge, denied any wrong doing, however he was found guilty.

The charges included: five indecent assaults, two counts of indecency with a child, four counts of rape, two counts of rape of a child under 13, four counts of sexual assault of a child under 13 and one count of sexual activity with a child.