this isn’t a “grooming” case ’cause, apparently, these guys weren’t pimping out the girls — at least that’s not what they were brought to trial for. thankfully they each got ca. eighteen years in prison (i hope they serve the full amount). note that they are an uncle-nephew team (probably uncle/cousin-nephew/cousin team…):
“- Shazad Rehman, 30, and nephew Bilal Hussain, 23, jailed today in Bradford
– Underage vulnerable girls were picked up as the men cruised the streets
– Known as ‘Yaz and Naz’ – they plied the girls with alcohol and cannabis
– Girls were ’emotionally fragile and may have been seeking attention’
– Judge said conduct was ‘pernicious, wicked and determined’
“Two men have today been jailed for drugging and raping vulnerable underage girls they found walking the streets.
“Shazad Rehman, 30, was jailed for 18-and-half years and his nephew Bilal Hussain, 23, was jailed for 17-and-a-half years at Bradford Crown Court.
“Judge Jonathan Rose said the men ‘engaged in a course of conduct which has become increasingly and depressingly familiar in this country’….”
“The pair denied abusing the girls, who were picked up as they cruised the streets of Keighley and Halifax, West Yorkshire….
“The court heard how Rehman and Hussain – known as ‘Yaz and Naz’ – plied the girls with alcohol and cannabis and took them to hotels for sex.
“One 14-year-old girl said she felt ashamed, dirty and worthless after she was drugged and raped.
“Miss Colborne QC said Rehman boasted his victims were ‘fresh meat’.
“She said: ‘They acted together, travelling from their various home addresses in Leeds and Halifax to Keighley town centre where they specifically targeted vulnerable girls, all underage….
“Judge Rose told Rehman and Hussain: ‘It is conduct which is pernicious, wicked and determined….’
“Rehman, of no fixed address, was found guilty of raping two girls, sexual activity with one of the same girls and sexually assaulting two different girls.
“Hussain, of Leeds, was found guilty of raping two girls and also of assaulting one of his victims.
“Both men were also convicted of a series of drugs offences and a charge of conspiring to intimidate a witness….”
so this is the third or fourth such case i’ve posted about here on the blog in the last half year. and i haven’t been looking for such stories — these are just the ones i’ve happened come across when reading the british news. presumably there are more. a lot more. =/