he then followed her and sexually assaulted her.
Waheed Hussain, aged 47, of Derby, has been convicted of sexual assault. He is the owner of one of Derby’s most well-known kebab shops.
Derby Crown Court heard he attacked the victim in an upstairs room at his business.
On May 4, 2017, the victim, aged in her 20s, went to Sarry’s and asked to use the toilet.
Hussain told her she was welcome to use it and pointed her in the direction of the one he had upstairs at the Cheapside kebab shop.
However, he then followed her and sexually assaulted her.
Hussain denied a charge of assault by penetration. But following a trial, he was convicted of the charge.
Hussain is set to be sentenced later in February 2021 after Recorder Paul Mann QC adjourned his sentencing hearing.
Sarry’s is well-known in Derby and especially popular with the city’s student population.
Derby Telegraph reported that this is not the first time Hussain has faced legal trouble.
In March 2019, he was convicted at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court of fly-tipping.
Hussain told the court that he entrusted the business’ waste into the care of Derby man Wahid Hamid and paid him £100 per week to dispose of it.
He claimed he thought it was being taken to Raynesway Recycling Centre.
However, council officers found out that for eight months, the rubbish was being dumped in locations between Littleover and Findern.
Over 139 bags were found scattered across the locations.
Officers found receipts from Sarry’s in the rubbish, along with fast food-related waste, and quickly traced it back to the business.
Hussain claimed he was “disgusted” to find out what Hamid was doing, but Hamid insisted Hussain knew about it all along.
Both were charged with 13 counts of fly-tipping and later pleaded guilty to the charges.
During the hearing, Hamid had said: “I work as a delivery driver, I’m going through a divorce and I’ve been having health problems.
“I was supposed to go to the doctors to find out if something is wrong with me today.
“If I lose my driver’s licence, I will lose my job.”
Hussain and Hamid were handed suspended prison sentences. Judge Jonathan Taaffe said:
“Fly-tipping is one of the scourges of modern society.”
They were each handed 26-week jail terms, suspended for a year, ordered to carry out 150 hours unpaid work and to pay £3,084 costs and a £115 victim surcharge.