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Religious leader has sex with young woman during nude healing ritual

By Mason White 10:19 AM October 28, 2015
Syed Shah 

By: Tanya Malhotra
A religious leader was arrested on a charge of sexual assault after sexually assaulting a young woman during a naked healing ritual, police in the United Kingdom said.

Now, 29-year-old Syed Shah of Stechford, has been sentenced to serve two years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual assault.

According to the police investigation, Shah visited the victim and ordered her to undress. Under the guise of healing her, he sexually assaulted the woman.

The victim notified the police and Shah was arrested.

He denied being anywhere near the location of the assault, but his cellphone data was analyzed, which showed that he was at the scene of the crime.

“Shah promoted himself within his community as a holy man, someone who had a position of responsibility and more importantly trust. He breached this trust and preyed on a vulnerable victim, who he assaulted for his own personal sexual gratification,” prosecutors told the court.

“He used his position of authority as a holy man and healer to pressure the victim into sexual acts,” prosecutors also said.