South Shields restaurant worker faces ‘substantial’ prison time after he was found of guilty raping two schoolgirls

A kitchen porter who raped two schoolgirls is facing years behind bars.
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Duku Miah warned his victims not to tell their parents what he had done and left them traumatised after the shocking attacks.

The 49-year-old restaurant worker, of Wallington Grove, South Shields, denied two charges of rape and three of sexual assault, all relating to a child under 13, but was found guilty by a jury after a trial at Newcastle Crown Court.

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Prosecutor Anne Richardson told the court both victims suffered serious psychological harm because of what happened to them.

David Callan, defending, said Miah does not agree with the guilty verdicts but accepts them.

Judge Stephen Earl adjourned the hearing until April 14 but warned Miah he faces a "substantial custodial sentence".

Miah was remanded in custody in the meantime.

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