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Three men are convicted of sexual assault on girls


Mohammed Ali Sultan (pictured) was convicted of rape and three indecent assault charges

Three men were convicted of sexual assault on a young girl "passed around like a piece of meat for the sexual satisfaction of several men," a court heard.

The victim, now an adult, told a jury that she was forced to perform sexual acts in a churchyard, was raped over a shop on a dirty mattress, and was violently ill-treated when she tried to refuse her advances.

Michelle Heeley QC, who opened the case at the start of the trial, said the victim was "passed around like a piece of meat for the sexual satisfaction of several young men, some of whom are in the dock".

Five men were on trial in the Birmingham Crown Court, and the jury unanimously approved the judgments for three of the men on Tuesday.

Discussions continue on another separate charge against one of the convicted men and, in the case of two separate co-accused.

The crimes are said to have taken place in the Telford region of the West Midlands in Shropshire between 2000 and 2003 and started when the girl, who was an adult, was only 12 years old.

Mohammed Ali Sultan, 33, formerly from Telford, was convicted of rape and three indecent assault charges.

The jury heard in court that he had already been convicted in 2012 and 2015 of “similar offenses against young girls”.

Pictured L-R: Mohammed Ali Sultan, Nazam Akhtar, Amjad Hussain, Mohammad Rizwan and Shafiq Younas

Pictured L-R: Mohammed Ali Sultan, Nazam Akhtar, Amjad Hussain, Mohammad Rizwan and Shafiq Younas

Amjad Hussain, 38, was convicted of one indecent assault charge. However, the jury's deliberations are ongoing on a similar charge that he is facing.

37-year-old co-accused Mohammad Rizwan was also found guilty of two indecent attacks.

At the trial, the jury was informed that the victim was sold for sex by a man named Tanveer Ahmed, who "made friends" with her at a low point in her life.

Ahmed, who carried out takeaway deliveries for Perfect Pizza in the city, was not brought to justice with the other defendants because he was deported to Pakistan for "unrelated crimes".

The jury also watched a video interview with the victim, in which she told detectives that they had been through "hell" for two years, and repeatedly considered killing themselves when they saw "months and months" between different ones Men was exchanged.

She said her family didn't know anything at the time, but added that "people in school" somehow found out through rumors.

She said, "I don't know how people found out, but they did. I wouldn't say I was bullied for it, but I would get names. It just made me keep it to myself even more.

There used to be similar acts, hand-on-mouth, suggesting beatings.

Even the teachers heard people say these things and not a single teacher pulled me aside and asked if everything was fine. I was too scared to ask for help. But nobody said a word. & # 39;

She told the police that years after the abuse ended, she saw photos of two suspected attackers, Ali Sultan and Ahmed, from press reports about the "Telford Sex Ring" during Operation Chalice's investigation.

When asked why she didn't tell anyone exactly until years later, she replied: “I think I just had enough, I've kept it to myself all these years.

The woman told the Birmingham Crown Court how she was abused and raped by countless men as a child

The woman told the Birmingham Crown Court how she was abused and raped by countless men as a child

"Why should someone be able to do these things and get away with it? To this day, I have been thinking all the time. & # 39;

She also told how her mother got angry with her at the time after a neighbor told her that Pakistanis (men) would come into the house if she was not there.

Attorney Anthony Barraclough, who represented Ali Sultan, asked the woman who testified behind a screen in court whether she "lied" about the alleged rape after telling the jury that there was evidence that his client was closed was in Pakistan at that time.

She replied, "I know what he did."

Mr. Barraclough then asked why she lied to the police by changing an account she gave at the time.

She said, "I told them I was raped, then I told them I didn't because I was too scared to tell them."

Previously, she claimed to have been threatened by Ali Sultan as a child, never to speak of her alleged abuse.

It was only years later that she finally spoke about what had happened when the police knocked on her door. "I was raped, abused and attacked," she said.

Discussions continue in the case of Shafiq Younas, 35, who refuses an indecent attack and Nazam Akhtar, who denies rape.

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