February 2019

Former taxi driver abused two young girls 

A former taxi driver who sexually assaulted two young girls has been sent to prison for 18 years.

Harry Miah from Norfolk Drive, St Leonards, used to work as a cab driver driving children to schools in East Sussex.

The 53-year-old was sentenced at Hove Crown Court yesterday

The sex attacks happened between 1991 and 1998 in the Hastings area.

Miah’s job was taking care of vulnerable young children and escorting them to school and home.

During the taxi school run he sexually abused a schoolgirl aged between the ages of 12 and 15 on multiple occasions.

In September last year he was convicted of two counts of indecency with a child and one count of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

During the same period Miah also sexually abused another young girl he knew from when she was six until her teenage years.

He was convicted of two counts of indecency with a child after a trial in September last year, and in January this year he pleaded guilty to another count of indecency with a child and one count of attempted rape, all in relation to that girl.

He also admitted having extreme pornography on his computer.

Miah will be a registered sex offender for life and was also given a lifelong sexual harm prevention order, severely restricting his access to children and computers.