Oxford gang sentenced for grooming and sexually assaulting young girls

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Eight men from Oxford have been convicted for grooming and sexually assaulting young girls in the city.

The men, aged between 36 and 48, worked together to groom the victims who were all aged between 13 and 17 at the time of the offences.

The girls, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were given lifts, taken to parties and given alcohol and drugs by the men.

These crimes took place in Oxford between 1998 and 2005 and involved six vulnerable female who became victims of rape and sexual assault. 

The eight men and their convictions are as follows:

  • Assad Hussain, aged 37, of Morrell Avenue, was found guilty on Tuesday, 27 February, of one count of rape and one count of indecent assault. On Thursday, 15 March, he was found guilty of a further four counts of rape and a further count of indecent assault. On Thursday, 22 March, he was found guilty of one count of conspiracy to rape. On 23 March, he was found guilty of a further two counts of conspiracy to rape. His offences relate to two female victims.

  • Moinul Islam, aged 41, of Wykeham Crescent, was found guilty on Thursday, 15 March, of two counts of indecent assault and one count of supplying a class B drug. On Thursday, 22 March, he was found guilty of one count of supplying a class A drug, one count of rape, and one count of supplying a class C drug. His offences relate to two female victims.

  • Haji Khan, aged 38, of the Willows, was found guilty on Thursday, 22 March, of one count of conspiracy to rape. His offence relates to one female victim.

  • Raheem Ahmed, aged 40, of Starwort Path, was found guilty on Tuesday, 27 February, of two counts of indecent assault and one count of false imprisonment. His offences relate to three female victims.

  • Kamran Khan, aged 36, of Kersington Crescent, was found guilty on Tuesday, 27 February, of one count of false imprisonment. On Thursday, 15 March, he was found guilty of one count of indecent assault. His offences relate to two female victims.

  • Kameer Iqbal, aged 39, of Dashwood Avenue, was found guilty on Tuesday, 27 February, of two counts of rape. On Thursday, 15 March, he was found guilty of a further count of rape. His offences relate to one female victim.

  • Alladitta Yousaf, aged 48, of Bodley Road, was found guilty on Thursday, 22 March, of one count of indecent assault. His offence relates to one female victim.

  • Khalid Hussain, aged 38, of Ashurst Way, was found guilty on Thursday, 15 March, of one count of indecent assault. On 23 March, he was found guilty of one count of rape. His offences relate to one female victim.

Adrian Foster, for the CPS, said: “This case involved the routine, cynical and predatory sexual exploitation of six vulnerable young girls, aged 13-17, between February 1998 and April 2005, predominantly in Oxford.

“The defendants enticed the victims into a cycle of abuse. Once befriended, given attention and made to feel wanted, a sexual relationship was established through which the victims were used, abused and exploited for the casual sexual gratification and entertainment of the defendants and others.

“The 13-15-year-old girls were under the legal age of consent and the men were fully aware of that. Due to their age, they could not legally give consent to the indecent assaults.

“All of the men have failed to accept any responsibility for their actions, but the jury has carefully sifted and evaluated the evidence and delivered their verdicts. These men must now face the consequences of their actions. I thank the jury for their careful attention and deliberation in this case.”

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