A drug-dealing sex beast jailed for almost 21 years for a campaign of crimes against young girls today dramatically dropped his appeal.
Arkan Faidolla Hosen, 44, of Derby Street, Sunderland, plied teenage girls with drink and drugs over a 10-year period.
The arrogant sex offender groomed and abused underage girls and tried to use one of them to sell his drugs.
He was snared in an undercover police operation, which revealed him to be a major drug dealer also involved in firearms crime.
In May last year, the pervert was handed numerous custodial sentences, totalling 20 years and nine months, at Newcastle Crown Court.
Deemed a "dangerous" offender, he was also ordered to serve an additional five-year licence period after that term has ended.
He was due to appeal against the length of his punishment today - but his lawyers dropped his case at the Court of Appeal.
Lord Justice Treacy explained as Hosen watched via a video link from Frankland Prison.
"When the court convened this morning, counsel on behalf of the appellant informed us that she felt she could no longer support the grounds of appeal," he said.
"That was a concession which was well-made. The court's own analysis of these offences would have led us to an identical conclusion."
The court heard Hosen's offending had begun in 2003 when he targeted a young teenager, grooming her for sex.
Other victims followed as they were drawn into his seedy world of alcohol and drugs, particularly the party drug m-cat.
Undercover police became involved and made test purchases of m-cat, heroin and cannabis from Hosen and his associates.
As the operation was drawing to an end, he was in the middle of negotiating a £4,000 heroin deal, said the judge.
He was also seen on one occasion with a .22 revolver in a car.
"This is an extremely serious case," Lord Justice Treacy said.
"Over a 10-year period, he was engaged in serious sexual offending against four young victims.
"He had groomed all of them and supplied all of them with alcohol and drugs. His attitude was a controlling one."
Hosen and his lawyers had been right to drop the appeal, he said.
The effect of the sentence is that Hosen will serve about 12-and-a-half years before being eligible for parole, but could stay in prison considerably longer.