Gang Sentenced For Grooming And Sexually Assaulting Girls

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A gang of eight men have been jailed for grooming and sexually assaulting teenage girls in Oxford.

The offences took place in Oxford between 1998 and 2005 and involved six vulnerable female victims, who were all aged between 13 and 17 at the time of the offences.

The men set out to groom some of the victims, initially befriending them and building trust.

Some of the victims were given lifts and taken to parties, as well as being given alcohol and drugs. Over time, the victims were subjected to a series of indecent assaults and rapes.

The convictions followed the conclusion of a trial in March this year which started on 9 October 2017 and which has lasted more than five months.

Adrian Foster, for the CPS, said: “These cases are, in effect, organised crime, and we approached this case in the same way we would approach any organised crime case by making connections, and building an understanding of criminal networks.

“We worked closely with Thames Valley Police from early in the investigation to help build the strongest possible prosecution case. Their investigators, and Crown Prosecution Service lawyers and caseworkers, have worked tirelessly to bring this difficult prosecution to court. I thank all who bravely came forward to provide evidence for the prosecution.

“The emotional impact on the victims and their family of the abhorrent actions of these men is impossible to quantify. I hope that these sentences give some small comfort to them.”

  • The eight men and their convictions are as follows:
    • Assad Hussain, 37 (26/10/1980) was found guilty on Tuesday, 27 February, of one count of rape and one count of indecent assault. On Thursday, 15 March, he was found guilty of a further four counts of rape and a further count of indecent assault. On Thursday, 22 March, he was found guilty of one count of conspiracy to rape. On 23 March, he was found guilty of a further two counts of conspiracy to rape. His offences relate to two female victims. On 12 June, he was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 12 years
    • Moinul Islam, 42 (14/05/1976) was found guilty on Thursday, 15 March, of two counts of indecent assault and one count of supplying a class B drug. On Thursday, 22 March, he was found guilty of one count of supplying a class A drug, one count of rape, and one count of supplying a class C drug. His offences relate to two female victims.On 12 June, he was sentenced to a total of 15 years and nine months’ imprisonment
    • Haji Khan, 38 (31/10/1979) was found guilty on Thursday, 22 March, of one count of conspiracy to rape. His offence relates to one female victim. On 12 June, he was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment
    • Raheem Ahmed, 41 (22/02/1977), was found guilty on Tuesday, 27 February, of two counts of indecent assault and one count of false imprisonment. His offences relate to three female victims. On 16 April, he was sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment
    • Kamran Khan, 36 (19/07/1981) was found guilty on Tuesday, 27 February, of one count of false imprisonment. On Thursday, 15 March, he was found guilty of one count of indecent assault. His offences relate to two female victims. On 16 April he was sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment
    • Kameer Iqbal, 39 (29/10/1978), of Dashwood Avenue, was found guilty on Tuesday, 27 February, of two counts of rape. On Thursday, 15 March, he was found guilty of a further count of rape. His offences relate to one female victim. On 12 June, he was sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment
    • Alladitta Yousaf, 48 (13/10/1969), of Bodley Road, was found guilty on Thursday, 22 March, of one count of indecent assault. His offence relates to one female victim. On 12 June, he was sentenced to seven and half years’ imprisonment
    • Khalid Hussain, 38 (10/10/1979), of Ashurst Way, was found guilty on Thursday, 15 March, of one count of indecent assault. On 23 March, he was found guilty of one count of rape. His offences relate to one female victim. On 12 June, he was sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment.

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