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'Lecherous' restaurant boss stripped of his license

Solihull Editorial 21st Oct, 2015 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

A LECHEROUS restaurant boss who tried it on with young women when they applied for jobs as waitresses, has been stripped of his licence.

Prashant Sengar, of Cornyx Lane, Solihull, was jailed for 22 months last month after he was found guilty of seven charges of sexual assault.

But his case was brought back before the judge at Warwick Crown Court under what is known as the ‘slip rule,’ which enables sentences to be amended.

Judge Andrew Lockhart QC ordered 40 year-old Sengar, the boss of now-closed Spicy Affair in Leamington Spa, should also have his personal licence, which enables him to run licensed premises, revoked.

The judge had already ordered him to register as a sex offender for ten years and imposed a sexual harm prevention order banning him from interviewing female job applicants without a chaperone.

Prosecutor Lee Marklew had told the jury: “Prashant Sengar is a man with wandering hands. He’s an arrogant man, the owner of an Indian restaurant, Spicy Affair, in Leamington. He abused his position of authority with these ladies.”

His lecherous acts included touching waitresses and job applicants inappropriately, talking to them in an inappropriate manner, and forcibly trying to kiss them

When he was first arrested Sengar claimed his first victim had been lying, and with one word against another, it was decided not to charge him – but far from that being a warning, having got away with it once, the arrogant restaurant boss continued with his behaviour and justice was finally done.

Jailing Sengar, Judge Lockhart had told him: “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.”