Main Image: At the back of the queue when good looks were handed out.… 42 year old Imran Sabir who received 12 years on two counts of rape.
A gang of men from Keighley who repeatedly raped a 14-year-old girl over 2 years have been jailed for a total of 66 years at Bradford Crown Court.
The victim said she was ‘robbed of her childhood’ when she was raped by eight men from West Yorkshire, with the predators jailed at Bradford Crown Court.
The gang of Asian sexual predators have been jailed for grooming and systematically raping a teenage girl in the Keighley area of West Yorkshire over a period between 2008 and 2009. Prosecutors said the girl was driven to parks, flats and isolated places where she was raped by the men.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said eight men were found guilty of 23 counts of rape and two of conspiracy to rape in two separate trials at Bradford Crown Court last year. Two were sentenced last year and four more were jailed last Friday.
Bravely, the girl said she hoped the convictions and sentences would help other survivors of child sexual exploitation to come forward.
In a statement issued through West Yorkshire Police on Friday, the woman said: “The driving force for me to keep going through all of this was so that it prevents it from happening to other people, and also it might help other people come forward.”
Ed Hulbert, from the CPS, said: “These eight men cynically manipulated and ruthlessly exploited a young and vulnerable girl. “They plied her with drugs and alcohol and abused her systematically and repeatedly. They raped her when she was alone and unprotected.
“The victim has displayed immense courage and resilience in reporting these crimes and helping us to build a robust case to put before a jury. Our thoughts remain with her.”
Detective Chief Inspector Alan Weekes said: “I would like to take this opportunity to praise the victim for coming forward and reporting these offences to the police, for her patience whilst the criminal investigation has been ongoing and her courage in giving evidence in court.
“The abuse she endured robbed her of her childhood and I hope seeing all of these men sent to prison today for these horrendous offences she was subjected to will allow her to start to look forward to the future.”
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