Derbyshire Man Among Nine Being Sentenced For Abusing Girl

7 April 2016, 06:21

Child Abuse

Nine men, including one from Derbyshire, are to be sentenced for committing sexual offences against a teenage girl in Rochdale.

The complainant walked into a police station shortly after widespread media coverage of the 2012 convictions at Liverpool Crown Court of nine Asian defendants for grooming white girls for sex in the town.

She told officers that from the age of 14 she had been repeatedly sexually groomed by a large number of men.

She also said that ``hundreds'' of men would ring her up wanting her to go out and have sex with them.

The victim was said to be an ``extremely vulnerable young woman'' who had endured ``a very difficult home life''.

She gave evidence in two separate trials at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court.

Choudry Ikhalaq Hussein, 38, of Mayfield Terrace, Rochdale, was convicted in his absence of rape, sexual activity with a child and conspiracy to rape. Hussain is believed to be outside the United Kingdom after he absconded while on bail.

Rehan Ali, 27, of Cleethorpes Avenue, Blackley, and Kutab Miah, 35, of Ramsey Street, Rochdale, were both found guilty of rape and sexual activity with a child.

Abid Khan, 38, of Whitney Road, Liverpool, and Mohammed Zahid, 54, of Croxton Avenue, Rochdale, were found guilty of sexual activity with a child.

Afraz Ahmed, 33, of Oswald Street, Rochdale, was found guilty of various sexual offences, including rape, conspiracy to rape and sexual activity with a child, in relation to five underage victims.

Mohammed Dauood, 38, of Leyland Road, Burnley, was convicted of offences in relation to two victims including rape, sexual activity with a child and sexual assault.

David Law, 46, of Colmanhay Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, was convicted of conspiracy to rape, while another defendant, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was convicted of rape and attempting to abduct a child in relation to three victims.

A tenth defendant, Mahfuz Rahman, 29, of HMP Garth, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to three counts of sexual activity with a child. He was jailed for five-and-a-half years last September.

The majority of the offences took place between 2004 and 2008, with the victims aged from 13 to 23 at the time.

Sentencing is listed for a two-day hearing.

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