Shepparton man pleads guilty to sex with underage prostitute

This article was published in The Shepparton News on January 24, 2013.

A Shepparton man who pleaded guilty to having sex with an underage girl who was part of a prostitution ring doesn’t want his family to know, a court has heard.

Jan Ali Muqadas, 26, yesterday pleaded guilty in Shepparton County Court to two counts of sexual penetration of a child under 16.

In March last year Muqadas contacted Emran Dad, 22, who was running a ‘‘prostitution racket’’ in the Shepparton area, and asked him if he could find him a girl to have sex with, Crown prosecutor David Cordy told the court.

Mr Dad booked a room for Muqadas and the then-15-year-old girl at a Shepparton hotel, where they had sex before Mr Dad drove them both home.

Muqadas made no attempt to find out the girl’s age, Mr Cordy said. Continue reading Shepparton man pleads guilty to sex with underage prostitute

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