Anjem Choudary supporter spared jail for grooming girl

Mansoor Miah was given a two-year supervision order, told he must attend a sex offenders’ treatment course and sign the sex offenders’ register for 10 years

A supporter of radical Islamist cleric Anjem Choudary has been spared jail after he groomed a “vulnerable” 15-year-old schoolgirl on Facebook.

Mansoor Miah, of Kilburn, north-west London, invited the underage teenager to meet him for sex in a hotel.

In their first online conversations, he told her about Islam – but just four days later, he sent her sexually explicit photographs and asked her to watch while he committed a sex act on himself in front of a webcam.

Miah, 22, was given a 16-month prison sentence – suspended for two years – at Southwark Crown Court.

Judge Nicholas Loraine-Smith said: “A suspended sentence is appropriate. A prison sentence to mark the seriousness of what you did, and a course of treatment to ensure it doesn’t happen again and to protect young girls.”

Miah has reportedly retweeted several religious messages from Mr Choudary.

The online activity between the defendant and his victim took place in November 2013, when he was aged 20 and she had just turned 15…