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Rochdale grooming trial: Nine found guilty of child sex charges


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Nine men have been found guilty of being part of a child exploitation ring that groomed underage girls for sex by plying them with alcohol and drugs.

Eleven men were charged with a range of offences including sexual assault, trafficking and rape.

Their victims were as young as 13. One of the 13-year-olds became pregnant and had the child aborted.

Police said one girl was forced to have sex with 20 men in one night when she was drunk.

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.

Liaquat Shah, 41, was cleared sexual assault by the jury and was cleared of conspiracy after the jury was unable to agree a verdict and the prosecution offered no further evidence.

Qamar Shahzad, 30, was found not guilty of conspiracy.

A tweet from BNP leader Nick Griffin almost caused the trial to collapse when it led to allegations of the jury having a "far-right bias".

The trial at Liverpool Crown Court took 11 weeks and heard from victims and the defendants themselves.

The prosecution's case was that the men worked together as a group to secure for themselves and others underage girls for sex.

It was claimed that the men drove the young girls around parts of Greater Manchester and delivered them to flats and houses where men were waiting to have sex with them.

Some of the victims told the jury that they were threatened with violence if they did not submit to their demands.

They said they were lured in with free cigarettes, alcohol and food.

But some of the defendants told the court that the girls were willing participants, and were happy to have sex with the men in return for money.

The men will be sentenced tomorrow.

 

hope they are locked up for a long time pity hanging was abolished.

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These quotes from the BBC report are interesting:

 

"The case, involving Asian defendants and white victims, sparked protests by far-right groups but police insist the grooming was not "racially motivated".

 

Which seems a different view from this one:

 

"Mohammed Shafiq, chief executive of of the Ramadhan Foundation accused Pakistani community elders of "burying their heads in the sand" on the issue of on-street grooming.

 

"There is a significant problem for the British Pakistani community," he said.

 

"There should be no silence in addressing the issue of race as this is central to the actions of these criminals.

 

"They think that white teenage girls are worthless and can be abused without a second thought; it is this sort of behaviour that is bringing shame on our community."

I believe that children are our future. Unless we stop them now.

 

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These quotes from the BBC report are interesting:

 

"The case, involving Asian defendants and white victims, sparked protests by far-right groups but police insist the grooming was not "racially motivated".

 

Which seems a different view from this one:

 

"Mohammed Shafiq, chief executive of of the Ramadhan Foundation accused Pakistani community elders of "burying their heads in the sand" on the issue of on-street grooming.

 

"There is a significant problem for the British Pakistani community," he said.

 

"There should be no silence in addressing the issue of race as this is central to the actions of these criminals.

 

"They think that white teenage girls are worthless and can be abused without a second thought; it is this sort of behaviour that is bringing shame on our community."

 

Good for him...

 

The people, usually white left wing nut jobs, who try to avoid the uncomfortable truth are as dangerous as the convicted men..

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"They think that white teenage girls are worthless and can be abused without a second thought; it is this sort of behaviour that is bringing shame on our community."

 

why do they think this??

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Good for him...

 

The people, usually white left wing nut jobs, who try to avoid the uncomfortable truth are as dangerous as the convicted men..

 

..and equally the right wing nutjobs who believe the race of the defendants aggravates the offence are as dangerous as the convicted men.

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