Cambridgeshire man, 83, jailed for 18 years for serious sexual offences against four girls has sentence INCREASED by seven years

PUBLISHED: 11:56 21 September 2018 | UPDATED: 11:57 21 September 2018

Sazzad Miah, 83, was  jailed for 18 sexual offences against four girls but has now had his prison term increased by seven years after an appeal against his sentence

Sazzad Miah, 83, was jailed for 18 sexual offences against four girls but has now had his prison term increased by seven years after an appeal against his sentence

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An 83-year-old Cambridgeshire man who was jailed for 18 sexual offences against four girls has had his prison term increased by seven years after an appeal against his sentence.

Sazzad Miah was arrested in October last year (2017) after police received information about the historical abuse which had taken place over 23 years.

Cambridge Crown Court 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 five-years-old and the other 10.

Miah, of Jermyn Close, Cambridge, denied any wrong doing but in June he 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.

He was subsequently jailed for 18 years. However, he appeared before the Court of Appeal on Tuesday after prosecutors considered his sentence to be too lenient.

Miah had his jail term increased by a further seven years – from 18 to 25 years, with one year on licence.

Detective Inspector Andrea Warren, from the Child Abuse Investigation and Safeguarding Unit (CAISU), said: “The victims in this investigation have been extremely courageous and I am pleased that they were able to disclose the horrific abuse they have suffered at the hands of Miah.

“This investigation has been exceedingly complex and challenging on many levels. Officers have worked tirelessly to support these very vulnerable victims of serious sexual offences.

“Child abuse is totally unacceptable and we will support victims of such crimes and work tirelessly to bring the offenders to justice.”

For information and advice about child abuse, including sexual abuse, please visit our website www.cambs.police.uk/childprotection. Anyone who suspects a child is being abused should contact police on 101 or report online at www.cambs.police.uk/report, if a child is in immediate danger always call 999.

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