Azad Miah treated his arrest as "a joke" and showed contempt for the girls who accused him, police said.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Christy Robertson recalled his "arrogant" and "disrespectful" demeanour when she interviewed him.
The 44-year-old takeaway boss was arrested at Coral bookmakers, just yards away from his former Spice of India restaurant in Botchergate, Carlisle. DC Robertson said:
"I would say that he showed contempt for the girls, he was dismissive of them. He was disrespectful to me. If I challenged him in any way then he was across the table with fingers (pointing) in my face. I think that he thought it was a joke to him."
She said he displayed the same lack of compassion to his victims in the lengthy police interviews as when he entered the witness box in his trial at Carlisle Crown Court.
"I do not think he feels he has done anything wrong. I think he feels he is the victim."
A takeaway boss has been convicted of attempting to recruit four girls aged 12 to 16 into prostitution.
Azad Miah, 44, hounded and stalked the girls to have sex for money while at the same time running a brothel from his city centre premises in Carlisle.
The married father-of-four was also found guilty of paying for the sexual services of two teenage girls.
His trial at Carlisle Crown Court heard that one of his victims complained to police about him persistently harassing her in 2008, three years before his arrest.
During that time he continued his pattern of behaviour in what the prosecution described as a "cold, clinical exploitation of the desperate and vulnerable".
His mode of operation was to target girls and women who he thought would rather have sex for money than risk jail by stealing to feed addictions to drugs or drink.
The Bangladeshi former owner of the Spice of India restaurant was found guilty of inciting four girls into child prostitution between 2007 and 2011. He was cleared of the same allegation against two other girls.
Miah was also convicted by the jury of paying for the sexual services of two girls between 2006 and 2009, and one count of keeping a brothel between 2005 and 2011
A woman has gone on trial accused of stabbing a man to death on a farm in the Borders. 23 year old Eliska Novotna from the Czech Republic denies murdering 39 year old Arunas Ramounaskas at Easter Happrew farm near Peebles in october last year.
She's claiming self defence. Kathryn Samson sent this report from the High Court in Dundee.
A woman has gone on trial accused of stabbing a man to death on a farm in the Scottish Borders. 23 year old Eliska Novotna from the Czech Republic denies murdering 39 year old Arunas Ramounaskas at Easter Happrew Farm near Peebles in October 2011.
She claims she acted in self defence and that Mr Ramounaskas tried to rape her. She also denies a charge of trying to hamper investigations by refusing to be examined by police doctors at Borders General hospital. The case, at the High Court in Dundee continues.