Seven men have been convicted of a series of sexual offences in the biggest prosecution of a Rotherham grooming gang by the National Crime Agency. The group targeted five vulnerable schoolgirls, using drugs and alcohol to rape and sexually assault their victims between and , Sheffield crown court heard. One girl, aged about 14 at the time, was forced by her parents to have an abortion after being raped by a group of men in a forest. One of the victims was raped or sexually abused by the defendants over a number of years after meeting one of them, university student Salah Ahmed El-Hakam, when she was 11, the court heard.
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Please refresh the page and retry. A series of trials that were almost derailed by the English Defence League founder, Tommy Robinson , have ended with 20 members of an Asian grooming gang being convicted of a catalogue of rape and abuse against girls as young as The gang members, who were mainly of Pakistani heritage and came from the Huddersfield area, were convicted after a court heard how they passed victims around like "commodities" and used them for their own "sexual gratification". Ringleader Amere Singh Dhaliwal, 35, was jailed for life earlier this year and told he must serve a minimum of 18 years in prison by a judge who described his treatment of the girls as "inhuman". Details of the case and the three trials can only now be disclosed after a judge agreed to lift reporting restrictions following a challenge from the media.
Asians are over-represented when it comes to certain group offences. Yet the crimes in the northern English town of Huddersfield for which 20 men were convicted followed a pattern that is now all too familiar. Between and the men raped and abused at least 15 girls, some as young as 11, often at parties where they were subdued with drugs and alcohol. All of the abusers were Asian, primarily of Pakistani origin. Their victims were vulnerable, mostly white girls, some from care homes.