Greater Manchester’s Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner has praised the work of police after a victim of domestic slavery was awarded £100,000 compensation in a landmark legal case.
The young girl was trafficked into the country more than a decade ago and was subjected to years of sexual abuse and domestic slavery by Ilyas Ashar and his wife Tallat Ashar.
The couple were convicted in October 2013 and today, a court ordered the couple to pay more than £100,000 to the victim for years of unpaid domestic servitude. The payout was secured by GMP using Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) legislation – a result that is believed to be the first of its kind in the UK.
Jim Battle, Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, said: “The police have done a great job in pursuing these criminals and bringing them to justice for the horrors they subjected this young girl to for more than a decade.
“I’m pleased that, in addition to increasing Illyas Ashar’s sentence back in February, the courts have now awarded more than £100,000 compensation to the victim.
“While no amount of compensation can make a mends for what the victim went through, this case demonstrates that GMP will pursue criminals through whatever means necessary.”
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