June 2018

Derby sex attacker is a ‘predator’ says top cop who brought him to justice

The senior detective who brought sick Derby pervert Dilan Amin to justice has described the sex attacker as a “predator” and commended the bravery of his victims in coming forward.

Amin today starts a 12-year prison sentence after being sentenced at Derby Crown Court for a string of sex crimes against five victims, with the youngest girl just 13.

Amin took one victim to the International Hotel in Derby and plied her with alcohol and cocaine. Others were abused at The Famous Shop, in Pear Tree Road, where he worked and above which he lived.

He said they painted a consistent picture of Amin’s abuse. When asked what his reaction was when it became apparent more victims were involved, Detective Inspector Andy Jones, who led the investigation, said: “I was not surprised in this day and age.

“We’re all aware of other high-profile child sexual exploitation investigations. It was there in the back of my mind. We spoke to one girl who mentioned multiple victims and our investigation took us to them.

“We were left with victims who were prepared to speak to us and engage. They provided accounts that are consistent in the grooming behaviour that Amin would do to them.” Cops swooped on Amin’s address and arrested and questioned him at St Mary’s Wharf Police Station in Derby.

He was released on bail but further investigative work by the officers led them to more victims and more offending. DI Jones said keeping the girls who had come forward to make allegations safe was a priority.

“Dilan Amin is a predatory male who preyed on young females, the youngest was 13. He groomed and took advantage of young girls with the supply of drugs and alcohol. Everyone connected to this investigation was determined to make sure the girls were protected as much as possible.”

It is the first time the officer has dealt with a case like this. He said: “I have not ran one of these jobs before. There a different challenge to something like a homicide, or the supply of drugs. It’s as much about the support of the victims and the safeguarding as them as it is about prosecuting the offender.

Finally, during the court hearings, some victims broke down in tears when what Amin did to them was put to them and they had to give evidence. When asked if DI Jones would like to see any changes in the way young victims are handled in court, he said: “Anything that can be done to make court a less traumatic experience and support them throughout it would be a good thing.”