Two sentenced for sexual exploitation of children


Two Newport men who pleaded guilty to offences relating to the sexual exploitation of children have been given custodial sentences.

Basharat Javid, 23, was jailed for four years and three months at Newport Crown Court, after pleading guilty to paying for the sexual services of a child and sexual activity with a child.

Last week Rigobert Mudingay, 38, received a two-year sentence after pleading guilty to paying for the sexual services of a child.

Catrin Evans, Head of the Complex Case Unit for CPS Cymru-Wales, said: "Javaid Basharat is responsible for insidious, exploitative offences which cannot be tolerated in any civilised society.

"We hope that todays sentence, following that of Rigobert Mudingay for similar offences earlier this week, makes it absolutely clear to those who seek to exploit young and vulnerable people that the prosecuting authorities will work tirelessly to bring them to justice."

Detective Inspector Chris Adams of Gwent Police, added: "This was an investigation involving complex issues.  Gwent Police, Social Services and the Crown Prosecution Service worked closely in partnership with support from the Barnardos Cymru Seraf Service.

"This type of predatory crime will not be tolerated and working together we will continue to target and prosecute offenders, as this type of behaviour is unacceptable. Gwent Police, the Crown Prosecution Service and the five local authorities within the force area have working strategies in place to combat child sexual exploitation and will continue to work together to prosecute people who target vulnerable children and young people."