AN 18-YEAR-OLD who was desperate for a waitressing job ended up being groped by a restaurant boss during an ‘interview’, a court heard.

Father-of-two Abdul Zabbar Khan showed the youngster porn on his mobile phone before lifting up her top and bra and fondling her, Burnley Crown Court heard.

Khan, manager of the Spice Lounge, in Rishton, had earlier kissed her repeatedly and tried to grope her as he gave her a lift home, according to prosecutors.

The 36-year-old, of Ennismore Street, Burnley, is now starting a two-year jail sentence after he admitted sexual assault and breaching a sexual offences prevention order.

Khan was convicted last year of another sexual assault, where he had offered a woman a lift home then attempted to kiss her during the journey, the court heard.

Stephen Parker, prosecuting, said the victim was taken by Khan to the Spice Lounge, where the sexual assault began.

Mr Parker added: “When he dropped her off, he told her not to tell her boyfriend or parents what had happened because if she did, they would throw her out of her house and it would be her fault.”

Richard Taylor, defending, said Khan had difficulties making sense of his motivation for his offending and wanted to apologise.

Khan was also given a sexual harm prevention order and sexual offender notification requirement, each for 10 years.