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Nine Sentenced Over Rochdale Child Sexual Exploitation

Wednesday, May 9th 2012 01:00

Nine men have been sentenced to a total of 77 years behind bars as part Greater Manchester Police’s largest ever investigation into child sexual exploitation.

Nine men have been sentenced to a total of 77 years behind bars as part Greater Manchester Police’s largest ever investigation into child sexual exploitation.

Nine men have today, Wednesday 9 May 2012, been sentenced to a total of 77 years behind bars as part Greater Manchester Police’s largest ever investigation into child sexual exploitation.

The inquiry was led by GMP's Public Protection Division, assisted by the Major Incident Team and Rochdale division, and focused on allegations that five teenage girls in Rochdale were sexually exploited over a period of time by a group of 11 men.


The following sentences were handed out at Liverpool Crown Court today:

Abdul Rauf, born 1/1/69, of Darley Road, Rochdale, earlier convicted of conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child and trafficking a child within the UK, was jailed for six years

Adil Khan, born 1/1/70, of Oswald Street, Rochdale, earlier convicted of two counts of conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child and trafficking a child within the UK, was jailed for eight years.

Mohammed Sajid, born 1/1/77, of Jepheys Street, Rochdale, earlier convicted of two counts of conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child, sexual activity with a child, rape and trafficking a child within the UK, was jailed for 12 years.

Mohammed Amin, born 16/4/67, of Falinge Road, Falinge, earlier convicted of conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child and sexual assault, was jailed for five years.

Abdul Aziz, born 15/12/70, of Armstrong Hurst Close, Rochdale, earlier convicted of conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child and trafficking a child within the UK, was jailed for nine years.

Hamid Safi, born 1/1/90, of Kensington Street, Rochdale, earlier convicted of conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child and trafficking a child within the UK, was jailed for four years.

Kabeer Hassan, born 5/10/86, of Lacrosse Avenue, Oldham, earlier convicted of conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child and rape, being aider and abettor and was jailed for nine years

Abdul Qayyum, born 22/2/68, of Ramsay Street, Rochdale, earlier convicted of conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child was jailed for five years.

All were ordered to sign the sex offenders register for life.

Senior Investigating Officer Detective Inspector Michael Sanderson, of the sexual offences unit, said: "Today’s result reflects the gravity of the offences.

"These defendants have never shown the slightest bit of remorse and have forced their victims to re-live their horrific ordeals.

"Today’s sentences provide a strong message that Greater Manchester Police and our partners will hunt down and prosecute anyone believed to be involved in the sexual exploitation of children.”

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