A 17-YEAR-OLD girl who admitted trafficking in heroin was spared a 10-year jail sentence after the judge heard that she had been led astray by an older man whom she loved. Mr Justice Ryan said he usually had no sympathy for people in the drug trade, but Chan Miu-king was just 16 and had been influenced. He took the unusual step of sentencing her to a training centre, saying he felt that given proper guidance and family support, she could lead a law-abiding life. Although she should be punished, the judge said it was just as important that Chan be rehabilitated. Senior Crown Counsel Paul Madigan had told the court that Chan was found on February 10 last year with 208 grams of heroin when she arrived at a flat in Lai Chi Kok Road, Kowloon, which was being searched by police. Passing sentence, the judge said a defendant who pleaded guilty to carrying that amount of heroin could expect a 10-year jail term. Reports had shown that Chan was introverted and had limited social experience. She had made the mistake of becoming involved with a man called Chung whom she had said was a drug trafficker. ''This appears to be a case where a young girl has become infatuated with an older man and has been badly led astray,'' the judge said.