Final Members of Huddersfield Grooming Gang Jailed

Huddersfield Grooming Gang
West Yorkshire Police

The last four members of a grooming gang of 20 men who raped vulnerable underaged girls in Huddersfield have been sentenced.

Mohammed Akram, 36, Niaz Ahmed, 54, Mohammed Imran Ibrar, 34, and Asif Bashir, 33, were sentenced to jail terms of between three and 17 years each for historic abuse at Leeds Crown Court Thursday, reports the BBC.

Mohammed Akram was convicted of two counts of rape and two counts of trafficking for sexual exploitation; he was sentenced to 17 years’ imprisonment.

Niaz Ahmed was convicted of sexual assault and inciting a child to engage in sexual activity; he has been imprisoned for five years.

Mohammed Imran Ibrar was convicted of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and trafficking for sexual exploitation; he was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment.

Asif Bashir was convicted of attempted rape and rape; he has been jailed for 11 years.

Sixteen of their fellow gang rapists, of mostly Pakistani-Muslim heritage, had already been sentenced last month.

The court had heard during the trial that the gang rapists had plied their young victims with drugs and alcohol, sometimes threatening to abandon them on the moors if they did not comply with their demands.

In total, 15 women under the age of 17 had been abused between 2004 and 2011; one was as young as 11. One victim had given birth as a result of the rapes while another had an abortion following her abuse; another young woman attempted suicide.

For further details of the original case and sentencing, read Breitbart London’s coverage here.

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