Fake doctor filmed himself having SEX with Muslim women & threatened to put clips online
PA Farhan Mirza, 38, secretly filmed thREe women
Farhan Mirza tried to impress his victims by claiming to be a doctor - despite actually being a taxi driver who lived with his mother in Abertillery, South Wales.
The 38-year-old even went as far as to hang surgical scrubs in his wardrobe and carried a stethoscope in his car to trick women he met on shaadi.com, which describes itself as the world's biggest match-making website.
But the father-of-one, who blew kisses to the public gallery as he was led out of the dock, will now face eight and a half years behind bars after being convicted of a series of offences including fraud and sexual assault.
Cardiff Crown Court heard the "sexual predator" targeted three Muslim women and threatened to bring shame upon them and their families by releasing the sick videos unless they showered him with money and gifts.
Mirza, who has been married four times, even threatened to make one woman "famous" by sending naked pictures of her to work colleagues.
Timothy Evans, prosecuting, previously told the court: "It is the prosecution's case that Mr Mirza is a particular kind of sexual predator and he chooses his victims carefully.
"Because of their religious and ethnic backgrounds he targeted them because of the terror, embarrassment and humiliation that each of these ladies would have felt in their minds by what this defendant did to them."
The first victim, who went to the police in 2014, claimed Mirza told her he was an IT manager - but she later found out “everything was a lie” after discovering numerous home movies of Mirza having sex with various women.
She said: ”He didn't have one or two - there were hundreds of them. I was there too. I had no idea that he was filming when we were together, or had hidden cameras.
“Never, ever would I have consented to that."
As well as the footage, Mirza had copies of her ID passes, her academic degrees, her passport and her contacts book so he could "keep a woman like you in your place".
Another woman told jurors that she believed Mirza was a successful hospital surgeon with a house in London, who had promised to buy her a £25,000 diamond ring for their engagement.
She said: ”He told me he was a surgeon, so I thought he was a surgeon. He told me he was single, never married and was a virgin.
"He has got two sides to his personality. He can be rude, strips off and is sex driven, and the other side of him is polite and angelic."
Mirza, of Arael View, Abertillery, denied four charges of blackmail, three of voyeurism, two of sexual assault, one of theft and one of fraud by false representation over a three year period.
He denied pretending to be a doctor, and even alleged the first victim had initiated filming.
PA Farhan Mirza threatened to send naked pictures of her to work colleagues
But the panel of nine women and three men convicted Mirza after less than three hours of deliberations.
Judge Tom Crowther QC said: "Each of them was looking for a long-term relationship or marriage and in each case you led them to believe you were open to that in order to lure them into a sexual relationship.
"You photographed two of the women without their knowledge - one during sex and one after.
"You led the third believe you had taken intimate photographs. You threatened release of photographs into the world.
"The fear of exposure of unguarded and private moments is a universal one."
Speaking after the case, Pc Pat Maguire of Gwent Police said Mirza had shown no remorse for his crimes, adding: "Mirza purposefully targeted women from a culture where honour is held in high regard and used this to strengthen his threats and make them feel more vulnerable and alone."