We previously blogged on this story back in August when it was reported in the news that three men had been found guilty of sexually exploiting two vulnerable teenage girls in Manchester.
Their prosecution followed a lengthy investigation into a suspected network of abusers who were grooming children with alcohol and drugs before abusing them at “wild parties’ held in flats and houses across Manchester.
A jury at Manchester Crown Court heard how the girls, aged 14 and 15, were passed around and raped while they were overwhelmed by the effects of drink and drugs.
The three men have been jailed for a total of 37 years at Manchester Crown Court. Shamin Uddin, 26, from Ardwick, Manchester was jailed for 19 years and Giash Uddin, 27, from Macclesfield, Cheshire, for six years. Robert Jackson, 24, from Ardwick, was sentenced to 12 years.
From 2008 to 2011, the girls were given drugs and alcohol and were abused and raped when “they could barely stand”. They were aged 13 to 15 at the time of the assaults.
Police said one of the girls was raped by Shamin Uddin after she went to lie down because she had drunk a large amount of alcohol and was being sick. Another girl told officers how she “gave up” as she was attacked.
A painstaking police operation was launched to establish the circumstances surrounding these rapes and a complex web of grooming behaviour was revealed. The two teenage girls were conditioned by the men to accept the sexualised behaviour they were subjected to and they were left disconnected from their family and support networks.
Detective Chief Inspector Pete Marsh, who has led the investigation, said: “These two young girls have been emotionally manipulated by a group of older men into believing the sexual abuse they were subjected to was normal and acceptable behaviour. This group exploited the fact their two young victims were vulnerable and impressionable, bombarding them with a constant stream of attention and gifts of alcohol.”
All men had been found guilty at a trial in July after pleading not guilty. Whilst sentencing them, Judge Michael Leeming said the men had shown no remorse and were ‘at significant risk of harm to the public’.
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By Jonathan Bridge, Abuse Claim Lawyer