THE former owner of hairdressing salon who sexually assaulted a teenage student at his Lockwood premises has been branded a dirty middle-aged man.
Javid Akhtar's behaviour towards the vulnerable girl was captured on CCTV equipment at the hairdressers at Swan Lane, Lockwood.
Judge Peter Benson told the 44-year-old that the knowledge of that must have increased the upset and distress caused to the victim.
Judge Benson said it was obvious that the complainant, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, did not like what was happening to her.
He added: "You were persistent. You were a dirty middle-aged man who behaved in a wicked way towards a young girl who was vulnerable."
Bradford Crown Court heard yesterday that Akhtar still did not accept that his behaviour was wrong and Judge Benson said he was imposing a three-year community sentence so that his dinosaur-like attitudes towards women could be challenged by taking part in a sex offender programme.
Akhtar, of Cross Street, Crosland Moor, Huddersfield, admitted two sexual assault charges.
His barrister Nina Grahame told the court that he had now lost his business as a result.
As part of Akhtar's sentence Judge Benson also imposed a sexual offences prevention order which restricts his unsupervised contact with under-18s and he will also have to register as a sex offender with the police for the next five years.
The judge warned Akhtar that if he breached the terms of the community sentence over the next three years the order would be revoked and he would send him to prison.