CANTERBURY, England, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- A court in southeastern England has sentenced a Nigerian immigrant to 20 years in prison for trafficking teenage African immigrant girls into prostitution.
The court in Canterbury sentenced 42-year-old Osezua Osolase after his conviction on seven counts of trafficking young girls, rape and sexual activity with a child, the regional Kent Online report said.
Three unidentified Nigerian girls ages 14, 16 and 17 testified they were lured to Britain via Italy and Spain with a promise of education, but instead were forced to work in the sex trade, the report said.
Court heard Osolase told the girls he had magical powers and had cast a spell on them.
In sentencing Monday, Judge Adele Williams called Osolase "a very, very dishonest man, arrogant and manipulative, devoid of conscience, and devoid of any compassion for your victims."
Prosecutors also recommended deportation at the end of his sentence. He was deported once before in 2007 but married a German woman in Nigeria and was permitted to return to England.
After his conviction Friday, prosecutors began proceedings to seize all of his assets, the report said.