Mum’s fury over Epworth sex attacker’s sentence

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THE mother of a girl who was sexually abused by a takeaway worker branded the suspended prison sentence he was given a ‘disgrace’

Mohammed Forash, who worked at the Cinnamon Indian restaurant in Epworth, preyed on his five victims for several months before his offending was discovered.

He was found guilty of six counts of sexual activity with a child following a seven-day trial at Grimsby Crown Court and sentenced at court in Hull on Monday.

Forash was given a 52-week prison sentence suspended for two years, as well as a two-year supervision order for the offences.

One of the victim’s mothers, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said she and her daughter – as well as Forash’s other victims – were ‘devastated’ at the outcome.

“We have gone through so much, including a long trial, only for him to effectively walk free,” she said.

“My daughter went through hell. With the stress of the trial and then waiting for the sentencing we might as well have not bothered.

“With all the details coming out about Jimmy Savile they are encouraging people who have been abused to come forward – but what’s the point when people like Forash get to go free?

“Everyone is gutted at the outcome.”

Forash, of Exeter Road, Scunthorpe, committed the offences between September 2011 and March 2012, and first appeared at North Lincolnshire Magistrates’ Court on April 28.

At the sentencing at Hull Crown Court, Forash was placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register indefinitely and disqualified from working with children.

He was also ordered to complete 200 hours unpaid work and a sexual offences prevention order.

Forash also had his computer confiscated.

Humberside Police declined to comment on the sentence.