*A case covered earlier this week and picked up by The Birmingham Mail*
A sex worker wearing a ginger wig burgled an 81-year-old Korean War veteran after the old soldier repeatedly turned down her advances.
Unscrupulous Kiran Pardesi, 37, had badgered victim Raymond Gill at his home in a Winson Green tower block on a least two occasions offering him sex for money.
But after he sent her packing she returned early one morning and forced her way into his home.
When the veteran again refused her services she rifled through his pockets stealing £200 leaving him unable to buy a meal at the care centre he visited daily.
She was later identified by police from CCTV footage recovered in the tower block and eventually admitted a burglary.
As Pardesi, of Peel Street, Winson Green, was jailed for three years at Birmingham Crown Court it was heard the sex worker had previous convictions for burglary and fraud.
And while the court heard she had battled mental health and addiction problems Judge Stephen Eyre QC said prison was the only option.
He told the vice girl; ”I accept you have mental health difficulties but it is clear from the circumstances of this offence this offence was not caused by those difficulties.
‘You have not taken the opportunities given to you by way of help.
‘The appropriate sentence therefore is a prison sentence.