Seven men of Pakistani heritage guilty of child sexual abuse
Seven men of Pakistani heritage have been found guilty of child sexual abuse in the largest trial so far following the Rotherham abuse inquiry.
One underage victim was “passed around” and had sex with 100 men by the time she was 16 years old, Sheffield Crown Court heard.
Another young victim became pregnant and had to have an abortion.
Another young girl described being bitten and raped by two of the men in Sherwood Forest while “high as a kite” on drugs.
The case is the first major prosecution arising out of Operation Stovewood – the National Crime Agency (NCA)’s massive inquiry into historical child sexual exploitation in the South Yorkshire town.
The defendants were found guilty following an eight week long trial.
The charges against them included, rape, indecent assault and false imprisonment.
*** The convicted men:
— Mohammed Imran Ali Akhtar, 37, of Godstone Road, Rotherham, was found guilty of one rape, one charge of aiding and abetting rape, three indecent assaults, one charge of procuring a girl under 21 to have unlawful sexual intercourse with another and one sexual assault
— Nabeel Kurshid, 35, of Weetwood Road, Rotherham, was found guilty of two rapes and one indecent assault
— Iqlak Yousaf, 34, Tooker Road, Rotherham, was found guilty of two rapes and two indecent assaults
— Tanweer Ali, 37, of Godstone Road, Rotherham, was found guilty of two rapes, two indecent assaults and one charge of false imprisonment
— Salah Ahmed El-Hakam, 39, Tudor Close, Sheffield, was found guilty of one rape
— Asif Ali, 33, of Clough Road, Rotheham, was found guilty of two indecent assaults
— A seventh defendant, who cannot be named, was found guilty of two rapes
Another defendant who was charged with offences of indecent assault and false imprisonment was acquitted.