A man who was part of a gang who abused and sold a young boy for sex in Birmingham has demanded that he get his gold plated mobile phone and laptop back.

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Tahir Hussain, 34, from Birmingham, was cleared of 15 charges, including trafficking for sexual exploitation but was sentenced to seven years after being found guilty of two counts of sexual activity with a child.

The court was told how the gang repeatedly sold the teenage boy “like goods” to other men.

He also ‘relentlessly groomed’ the young boy and gave him gifts, drugs and tried to impress him by picking him up in expensive cars.

The young boy was also streamed live on the internet by two of the gang members who beat him with a stick and raped him.

He now claims police and prosecutors ‘acting contrary to law’ after making an application to destroy the phone and laptop after the trial had concluded.

He claims the laptop belongs to a member of his family who is a semi professional online poker player and needed the laptop to continue playing.

Mr Hussain almost broke into tears after telling Judge Sylvia de Bertadano that “The police are misusing their powers” by trying to destroy his Gold plated phone and the laptop.

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A decision will be made at a later date by the court on whether he will be able to claim his phone and laptop back.