Sexual groomers sentenced to total of 77 years
Nine men have today been sentenced to a total of 77 years behind bars for sexually abusing and raping teenage girls.
The men were convicted yesterday (8) as part Greater Manchester Police’s (GMP) largest ever investigation into child sexual grooming.
The men plied their young vulnerable victims with alcohol, food and money in return for sex.
On some occasions the girls were beaten if they didn't agree to have sex and on others they were so drunk that they didn't know what was being done to them.
The men, most of whom knew each other, would pass some of the girls around between then and even paid some of the victims to bring them new girls.
Five girls were "shared" by Kabeer Hassan, Abdul Aziz, Abdul Rauf, Mohammed Sajid, Adil Khan, Abdul Qayyum, Mohammed Amin, Hamid Safi and a 59-year-old man who cannot be named for legal reasons.
All were ordered to sign the sex offenders register for life.
Liaquat Shah, 41, was cleared of sexual assault by the jury at Liverpool Crown Court and was cleared of conspiracy.
Qamar Shahzad, 30, was found not guilty of conspiracy.
Senior Investigating Officer detective inspector Michael Sanderson, of the sexual offences unit, said: “Today’s result reflects the gravity of the offences.
“These defendants have never shown the slightest bit of remorse and have forced their victims to re-live their horrific ordeals.”
Steve Heywood, assistant chief constable of GMP said: “This is about adults preying on vulnerable young children.
“It just happens that in this particular area and time the demographics were that these were Asian men.”
Picture: Top - (left to right) Abdul Qayyum, Hamid Safi, Kabeer Hassan, Abdul Rauf; Bottom - Abdul Aziz, Mohammed Amin, Adil Khan, Mohammed Sajid.
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