Oxford grooming gang jailed for child sex offences

Six men have been handed a total of nearly 70 years today.

The offences took place in Oxford between 1998 and 2005 when the victims were aged between 13 and 17.

Police say that the offenders didn't show any remorse throughout the trial.

Two other men were jailed in April, with six more sentenced at Oxford Crown Court today in connection with the same investigation.

Detective Sergeant Nicola Douglas from the Thames Valley Police Major Crime Unit, said: "None of the perpetrators have admitted their guilt or shown any remorse."

She added: "The impact of these offences on the victims, their families and relationships cannot be underestimated. There are devastating consequences which last long after the offence is committed."

Detective Sergeant Douglas also thanked the victims for demonstrating 'such courage and bravery throughout the investigation and during the trial.'

All of the men were convicted in February and March this year.

The verdicts and sentences:

37-year-old Assad Hussain from Morrell Avenue was sentenced today to life, with a minimum of 12 years.

He was found guilty of five counts of rape, three of conspiracy to rape and two counts of indecent assault.

His offences relate to two female victims.

Hussain was also found not guilty of one count of indecent assault.

Khalid Hussain, who's 38 and from Ashurst Way, was jailed today for 12 years for one count of rape and one of indecent assault

His offences relate to one female victim.

He was also found not guilty of one count of rape and one alternative count of indecent assault

Kameer Iqbal, aged 39, of Dashwood Avenue, was also sentenced to 12 years for three counts of rape relating to one female victim.

Haji Khan from the Willows was handed 10 years behind bars for one count of conspiracy to rape relating to one female victim.

The 38-year-old was found not guilty of one count of rape and one count of indecent assault.

Alladitta Yousaf, aged 48, of Bodley Road, was given seven and a half years in prison after being found guilty of one count of indecent assault.

Moinul Islam from Wykeham Crescent, was handed 15 years’ and nine months’ for one count of rape and two of indecent assault.

Islam was also found guilty of one count of supplying a class A drug, one of supplying a class B drug and one count of supplying a class C drug.

The 41-year-old was found not guilty of one count of false imprisonment.

His offences relate to two female victims.

Back in April, 36-year-old Kamran Khan from Kersington Crescent, was sentenced to a total of eight years in prison for one count of false imprisonment and one count of indecent assault.

His offences relate to two female victims.

Khan was found not guilty of one count of rape.

And Raheem Ahmed was jailed for 12 years for two counts of indecent assault and one of false imprisonment relating to three female victims.

The 40-year-old from Starwort Path was found not guilty of one count of rape.

The convictions follow a six month trial which started in October 2017 and concluded in March this year.

Adrian Foster, Chief Crown Prosecutor for Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (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.

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

    

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