Saturday, April 05, 2008
Young genius Sufiah Yusof got into Oxford University when she was just 13-years-old. Now, at age 23, she's working as a prostitute from her Salford, Manchester flat (apartment). The sad descent of Sufiah started when she abruptly disappeared from Oxford at age 15 and was found by police 12 days later working as a waitress in an Internet cafe.
Refusing to return home, the girl emailed her parents a scathing letter, saying "I've finally had enough of 15 years of physical and emotional abuse." This was followed by a short marriage to a trainee lawyer in 2004 and the recent imprisonment of her father for sexual assault. Father Farooq was the prime impetus behind her early education:
And he was always at the root of all her troubles— even as she passed the further maths A-Level she needed for entry to Oxford at the age of 12. In those days Sufia was a strict Muslim child who prayed five times a day and was subjected to her father's famous Accelerated Learning Technique.
Her days involved stretching and breathing exercises in freezing rooms to keep her brain attentive.
Sufiah would then study hard and be forced to play tennis with just as much intensity as fanatical Farooq drove her on. The routine was so effective Sufiah was seeded number eight in the country for under 21s.
On a now-defunct hooker website, Sufiah, calling herself Shilpa Lee, described herself as a "very pretty size 8, 32D bust and 5'5" tall—available for booking every day from 11am to 8pm." She was charging £130 ($259) an hour for her services. A News of the World reporter, posing undercover as a client, recounts:
Now, in her sad little flat, she uses her body to pay the rent. Sufiah met our man, posing as a punter, at the entrance to her building wearing a tiny skirt, leather boots and a tight t-shirt. She was carrying three mobile phones.
She laughed and joked as she led him to her small apartment where a bed was already set out in the lounge.
As the reporter made excuses to leave, Sufiah told him that she was currently studying for a Masters in Economics part-time and was worried about upcoming exams.
Sufiah Yusof Photo Gallery
Sufiah Yusof on Bed
Sufiah Yusof Posing
Sufiah on Hooker Website
Sufiah, her sister, and father, Farooq at Oxford in 1997