A MAN who ran care homes has been sentenced to six years in prison for sexual assault in Cheltenham.

Kamil Ahmed Hossenbux, of Ferns Close, Selsdon near Croydon pleaded guilty to the offences and was handed the jail term at Gloucester Crown Court on Thursday.

The conviction relates to a number of incidents of sexual assault between 1990 and 1998 when the two girls were between eight and 14 years old at a number of locations in Cheltenham including care homes that the offender ran.

Kamil Hossenbux is currently serving a 12-year prison sentence for a previous crime.

Detective Constable Jay Penfold who led the investigation for Gloucestershire police, said “This has been a long investigation taking nearly two years, which makes the sentencing even more satisfying.

“Kamil Hossenbux was in a position of power and he abused that to take advantage of innocent children. The victims in this case were especially brave given the culture of their family and we would like to place on record our respect for their actions.

“I hope this conviction sends a message to victims and offenders that we treat complaints of this nature very seriously and we will do whatever necessary to bring about an appropriate prosecution.”