Jailed For “Wandering Hands”

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Curry house boss loses license after groping young female job hunters


The boss of a West Midland’s curry house has been banned from running restaurants and bars due to his “wandering hands”.


Prashant Sengar, of Cornyx Lane, Solihull, who ran diner Spicy Affair in Leamington Spa, had already been put behind bars for groping young prospective employees.


Though the restaurant was forced to close its doors following his conviction, Prashant retained his personal license, which permitted him to run licensed premises despite his criminal record.


However, following a new hearing at Warwick Crown Court, his license has been revoked.


The 40-year-old, who was last month found guilty of seven charges of sexual assault on young female job hunters, is currently serving a 22-month jail term.


Prashant, who has been banned from interviewing female job applicants without the presence of a chaperone, has also been ordered to register as a sex offender for ten years.


The former curry house boss, whose misdemeanours included slapping an employee’s bottom and attempting to forcibly kiss her on two occasions, left his victims “scared and shocked” and “absolutely disgusted” by his behaviour, the court heard.


Lee Marklew, prosecuting, told the trial jury: “Prashant Sengar is a man with wandering hands.


“He’s an arrogant man.


“He abused his position of authority with these ladies.”


Judge Andrew Lockhart QC said to Sengar: “You have been involved in a series of offences committed against young women who sought employment at your restaurant or in entertainment.


“I am sure this was planned activity.”


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