A man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for transporting a 15-year-old girl to Wales from Germany. In 2021, the missing victim was traced from Germany to an address in Pontypridd, where 43-year-old Amit Sethi lived.

According to South Wales Police, detectives discovered that Sethi, from Brook Street, Treforest, had started an online relationship with the girl and manipulated her into believing the couple were in a normal relationship. Police added that Sethi was aware of the victim’s vulnerability and had an online relationship with her before paying for her transport to the UK.

According to the police, Sethi was arrested, charged and detained, while the girl was detained and returned to Germany. He was charged with five crimes and found guilty of four of them.

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You have been found guilty of one charge of organizing or facilitating another person’s travel for the purpose of exploitation (human trafficking); a point about sexual communication with a child; and two counts of soliciting or inciting a child to commit sexual acts. He was found not guilty of having sex with a child.

Sethi initially denied any wrongdoing but changed his court statement to online misconduct only, police said. On 17 January, the Cardiff Crown Court sentenced Sethi to 14 years’ imprisonment, of which seven will be in prison and seven on leave. He was also placed on the sex offenders register for life and given an indefinite sexual harm prevention order.

The judge who sentenced Sethi said he “showed no genuine remorse or understanding for his actions and showed no remorse for the sexual crime”. He was also described as “controlling” and “manipulative” and that he was “motivated by sexual exploitation”.

Detective Sergeant Laura Jones said: “Detective Stacey Vincent, the officer in charge of the case, worked tirelessly during this complex investigation, facing many obstacles, including working with county police, foreign partner agencies and building relationships with German authorities. progress of the investigation and collection of evidence necessary for this case. Thanks to DC Vincent and the team’s determination, Sethi received a long sentence and was brought to justice.”

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