August 2018

Jailed for 21 years Hyde man who lured young gamer for sex

A Hyde man who lured a young gamer away from other people in order to sexually abuse him has been jailed for 21 years.

Anwar Ali aged 33 of Chapel Street was found guilty of five counts of rape of a child aged under 12, four counts of sexual assault by penetration of a child under the age of 12 and two counts of accessing indecent images of children.

He was also ordered to remain on the sex offenders register for life.

Ali abused his victim over the course of four years from when the victim was just five-years-old.

Ali would entice the boy away from other people to play computer games, where he would ultimately sexually abuse him on numerous occasions, before raping him.

In June 2017, following a report made to police of concerns about Ali, officers from GMP’s Child Protection Unit seized a computer registered to him.

Searches on the computer revealed that it had been used to view indecent images of children, leading to his arrest.