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Grooming Gangs

The following list is arranged alphabetically by their main location.
There are now 110 known completed trials with convictions for offences at 54 main locations. These have a red bullet below (). Other cases of interest are marked with a black bullet ().
We list, where known, the location of the offences, the victim’s home town, the home town of the charged/arrested/convicted people and the location of the trial court. The ethnic or national origin of the convicted men is also shown where known. Other key features are mentioned, including the ages of victims and perpetrators and comments from the judge.
Note the geographic spread of these offences.
Note too that it is not a “tiny minority” of Muslims involved in this form of abuse. See notes on Keighley and Rotherham at the foot of this page. See also the way imams in British mosques enable and condone abuse of English girls.

Accrington 2012
Burnley and Preston courts. Victims 16 yo/Abusers 19-39 yo. Offences 2009, trial 2011. Stephanie Knight. Rochdale. Hussain brothers shouted that they were innocent as they were convicted. Express: “Outside court the men’s families waved placards claiming a miscarriage of justice.”

• Accrington 2017 (Trial in progress, April 2017)
http://tinyurl.com/m253o8f , http://tinyurl.com/k46po3t
Burnley court. Victim 13 yo/Alleged abusers 36-59. Abuse 1997-2002. Victim groomed with cannabis, cigarettes, cash and free clothes. Todmorden, Blackburn, Manchester, Rochdale, Burnley, Middleton

Aylesbury 2015
Old Bailey court. Offences 2006-2012. Convictions 2015. Two victims 12-13, abused by 60 men. 11 Men in court, 6  convicted aged 29-45. Five Muslim, one Sikh. Chesham

Banbury 2015
Oxford court. Seven victims 13-15 yo/Seven men convicted, 18-21 yo. Three of the convicted had non-Arabic names. Offences 2009-14. ‘Africans’ convicted; Afghans, Iranians, Muslim converts from the Caribbean and Muslim Slavs said to have participated in abuse

Birmingham 2013
Birmingham court. Victim 14 yo/Jailed men 23 and 27 yo. Offences from July 2011. Sparkbrook, Alum Rock

Birmingham 2017
Birmingham court. Victim 17/Abuser 25 – Afghan illegal immigrant. Jailed for one year for sexual assault. Judge: “She was plainly vulnerable, she was in care and she was 17.” Grooming. Edgbaston

Blackburn 2007
Preston court. Victims aged 12 and 14 yo/Abusers 32 and 46. Victims passed around abusers’ families. Operation Engage. Darwin, Burnley

Blackburn 2009
Preston court. Victim 12 yo/ Two perpetrators 24 and 27 yo. 27 yo’s sister had killed her unwanted husband from an arranged marriage. Accrington, Hyndburn, Oswaldtwistle

Blackburn 2014
Lancashire Telegraph: http://tinyurl.com/lcomjp7
Preston court. Victim 14 yo/Rapist 36 and abuser 44 yo and father of three. Judge: “There is no remorse for what you have done.”

• Blackburn 2017
Preston court. Victims two police officers/Abuser 30, father of three. Jailed 22 months for sexual assault and perverting the course of justice.

Blackpool 2003-08
Preston court. Over 60 victims 11-15 yo. Charlene Downes. Paige Chivers. Perpetrators included Jordanian, Iranian. Case collapsed and £250,000 compensation paid

Blackpool 2006
Preston court. Victim 16 yo/Abusers 28 and 31 yo. Both illegal immigrants. Judge: “Your victim became an abused sexual plaything to the four of you.”

Blackpool 2016
Preston court. Victim 14/Abuser now 39; offences in 2003. Guilty of indecency with a child. Acquitted of multiple rapes. Operation Boron. To be sentenced in January 2017

Bradford 2012
Bradford court. Victim was 13 yo from a “traditional Asian family”. Jailed men 39 and 42 yo. Little Horton, Manningham. Judge: “Your arrogance is startling as indeed is the depth of your depravity.”

Bradford 2016 (Rape without grooming)
Bradford court. Victim 13 yo “troubled and vulnerable”/Rapists 26 yo. One a father of three. Offences 18 April 2016. Convictions for rape, attempted rape, taking indecent photos, possession of indecent photos. Judge: “You took it in turns to abuse her and each of you behaved like an animal … vile abuse and degradation” Prosecutor: “the child had self-harmed since she was attacked, cutting her arms and legs”

• Bradford 2017 (1)
Bradford court. Victim 12 yo/Accused 22 yo. Groomed girl for 2 months. Threatened victim with harm if she did not comply. Court appearance scheduled for 24 February 2017

Bradford 2017 (2)
Bradford court. Victim 13 (Romanian)/Abuser 64, a father of five. Abuse in September 2014. Denied all charges. Jailed 13 years for rape and perverting the course of justice. Judge: “He groomed and terrified his victim.” Gave the girl phones, clothes, and a computer tablet and forced her to have sex with him. He said if she did not let him do it, he would kill her and bury her. NSPCC: “His lack of remorse, coupled with his attempts to evade justice, are deeply shocking.”

Bradford 2017 (3)
Bradford court. Victim 13/Abuser 53 – married with 3 children. Jailed for 4½ years for sexual activity with a child. Victim Polish. Abuser came to UK in 1980 but needed interpreter for the trial. Judge: “Your interests were driven entirely by sexual gratification.”

Brierfield 2012
Burnley court. Offences 2010/trial 2012. Victim aged 14/perpetrators 21-25 yo. 7 men charged. Jury discharged June 2012Manchester court retrial: one man pleaded guilty. A year later the gang leader’s brother was convicted of trying to pervert the course of justice in the case, another man of threatening to rape the victim and her mother and his girlfriend of illegal data access. All denied the charges

Bristol 2014
Bristol court. Four victims 13-17 yo/13 Somali Muslims 20-22 yo convicted. Easton. Judge: “One girl was raped in a rough, callous and very nasty manner using significant force, leaving the girl totally humiliated and bleeding”. She was then raped by another man whom the judge described as acting “without humanity and with no pity whatsoever”

Bristol 2016
Bristol court. At least 7 victims, 12-15 yo/Seven Somalis accused of 46 charges. All defendants denied all charges. Three convicted of: sexual assault, trafficking for sexual exploitation, rape, supplying class B drugs. Most alleged offences 2011 – 2012 – 4 years of cover-up. The judge described the consequences of the abuse on the victims as ‘disastrous’. ‘You made them feel worthless, dirty, unloved’. A serious case review found that the gang was able to continue the systematic abuse due to failings by social services, police and doctors. Operation Button.

Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire 2014
Stafford court. Victim under 13/Perpetrators 19-41 yo. Staffordshire Police: “They show no remorse” for offences over a seven month period

Cambridge 2011
Cambridge court. Victim 14 yo/perpetrator 26. Judge: “You thought she was easy meat.”

• Canterbury 2017 (1) (Trial to begin 6 February 2017)
Canterbury court. Two victims/18 yo accused of rape and sexual assault

Canterbury 2017 (2) (Rape, not grooming)
Canterbury court. Victim: 18/Rapist 34 from Bangladesh – living in Britain illegally for ten years. Jailed for 9½ years. Judge recommended the defendant be deported after his sentence. “I have seldom ever heard a more harrowing incident of the brave victim screaming in terror and pleading for it to stop and the awful suffering she endured. If anyone needed a wake up call as to just how horrific the offence of attempted rape is, then this was it.”

Cardiff 2016
Cardiff court. Victim 11 yo/Rapist 27 yo. Abuse lasted 18 months. Abuser lied initially then admitted to rape and sexual assault

Carlisle 2012
Carlisle court. Victims: four 12-16 yo/perpetrator: 44 yo Bangladeshi. Child-sex brothel above kebab shop. 30 other possible victims unwilling to give evidence. Police: “he showed horrendous contempt for his victims”

Chelmsford 2016
Chelmsford court. 3 victims 13-16 yo/ 5 accused 32-37 yo. Iranian. Two trials: one for drugs charges, the second for child sex charges. Charges: rape, sexual activity with a child, inciting and arranging sexual exploitation of a child. They fed girls cocaine, methadone, mephedrone to make them dependent. Trafficked them around Iranian community in Essex and Ilford. 3 men convicted on a number of sex and drug supply charges – jailed 21, 12 and 10 years

Chesham 2014 (1)
Reading court. Victim 14 yo/4 abusers 25-30 yo. Amersham. Offences over 8 months in 2011-12; trial 2014. Report: “Upon hearing his sentence he swore and kicked the wall”. Another: “called the girl a liar, then accepted his guilt”. All men had previous convictions, After his arrest, one man bullied and blackmailed the victim.

Chesham 2014 (2)
Aylesbury and Amersham courts. 2 victims 15 yo/2 abusers, 21 and 32 yo (the latter has an English name). Offences late 2012; trial 2014. Watford

Coventry 2014
This case is listed here to make clear that all men were cleared. This is often cited as a case with convictions, but that is incorrect
Operation Encompass. 5 victims 16-18 yo/10 men charged. 14 search warrants were executed, 618 exhibits were seized and 432 statements were taken. Convictions for offences including drugs supply, assault and witness intimidation. A Serious Case Review was published 11 July 2016

Coventry 2016 – The Facebook rape gang
Warwick court. 6 victims/ Five abusers 18-23. Nearly 40 charges – All accused denied all charges. 18 convictions for rape, sexual assault and trafficking. Sentenced on 26 January 2017 to a total of 42 years. On several occasions the victims were assaulted and one was rendered unconscious. They had been threatened and even subjected to violence if they did not co-operate with sexual demands or if they reported their abuse to police. Judge: “These two girls suffered horrific experiences.” The uncle of one victim said: “Even though these rats are off the streets for a long time, there are thousands of others out there doing exactly the same thing.”

Coventry 2017
Warwick court. Victim 17/Abuser 20 (was already serving 9 year sentence from Coventry court for sex attacks on 13 and 14 year-olds and trafficking in 2016). This offence is a 2014 rape. Foleshill, Longford. Sentencing set for April 2017

Derby 2010
See also The Telegraph
Nottingham and Leicester courts. 27 victims 12-18yo (22 white, three black and two Asian). 13 men charged; 9 men 24-38 yo convicted (one with English name). Derby, Normanton, Sinfin, “reign of terror on girls in Derby”. Operation Retriever. Child pornography

• Derby 2016 (Rape by child migrant, not grooming, probably not Muslim)
Derby court. Victim 5 yo boy/Abuser 15 yo migrant. Rape on 30 October 2015. Sentence: a 3-year rehabilitation order on 18 November 2016. Rapist warned his victim he would “break him into pieces” if he informed anyone what had taken place.

Dewsbury 2008
Leeds court. Victim under 13/Abuser 21 at time of attacks in 2006. Jailed 12 years for rape and causing a child to engage in sexual activity. Trial 2008

Dewsbury 2012
See also Mirfield Reporter 20 August 2012
Leeds court. Victim 14 yo/6 charged 18-45 yo. 3 convicted, including one convicted for another rape a month later. Offence May 2010/trial 2012

Dewsbury 2016 (1)
Leeds court. Victims 13-15 yo/Abusers now 36-39 yo. Convicted for combined total of 50 years for rape, sexual activity with a child, grooming, trafficking offences, taking an indecent photo of a child. “Serious sexual assaults”. Abusers from Batley and Dewsbury. Victim reported assault October 2014, arrests same month

Dewsbury 2016 (2)
Leeds court. Victim 15/Groomer 46. He accused the girl of lying, then admitted sexual activity with a child. Jailed for 20 weeks

Gillingham, Kent (a Cologne-type migrant gang rape, not grooming)
Maidstone court. Victim 18/Gang rapists 17, 18 and other ‘teenagers and men’. Assault on 31 October 2015. Court assisted by Arabic interpreter. (No report of this trial after 12 April 2016. No further information available).

Halifax 2016 (aka the Calderdale gang)
Leeds court. 2 victims “schoolgirls”. Main victim when she was 13-15yo/25 men charged, 25-43 yo. Four separate trials in 2016. Offences 2009-2011. Convictions include rape, sexual activity with a child, supply of drugs. The girl was raped by about 100 men; on one day 19 men; she now has chronic PTSD. Judge: “Psychological damage in this case is about as bad as it gets …“and not one of you has shown the slightest remorse for what you did.” Bradford, Nantwich, Shipley, Gwent, Derby, Calderdale, London, Manchester. Four sentences still to be given

High Wycombe 2011
Aylesbury court. Victim raped and abused for 8 years from 7-15 yo/Abuser 43 yo from Pakistan, member of Thames Valley Police. Threatened witnesses who logged complaints against him. Judge: ‘This was the most despicable offence. It’s hard to imagine a worse case.’ Victim appears to be from same community as abuser

Huddersfield 2017 (1)
Leeds court. Victim from 13 yo/Abuser now 36. Jailed 7 ½ years for two charges of indecent assault, procuring a girl to become a prostitute and living on the earnings of prostitution between July 2003 and January 2004. The complainant said that at the time she was blind “to the dreadful things he made me do … This man has stripped me of my childhood.” Lockwood, Crosland Moor

• Huddersfield 2017 (2)
Kirklees Magistrates’ Court 12 April 2017. 18 victims as young as 11/Abusers: 27 male and 2 female

Ipswich 2013
Norwich court. Victim 13 yo/Jailed three Somalis with Arabic names: 26, 32, 39 yo.

Keighley 2003 and 2005
See also The Times, January 2011
Bradford court. Victims 13yo/50 men believed to be involved; 10 charged; 2 convicted 32 yo. Operation Parsonage

Keighley 2013
Bradford court. Three “under-age” victims/Two men jailed: 23 and 30 yo. Witness intimidation. Leeds, Halifax, Batley

Keighley 2016 (See also note at foot of this page)
Bradford court. Main victim 13 yo/15 charged, 12 convicted, 19-63 yo. Offences 2011-12. Pakistani, Bangladeshi. Judge: “defendants treated the proceedings with contempt and arrogance; insolent and disrespectful”

Leeds 1997
Leeds court. 20 victims from 12 yo/ 23 arrests; 5 charged; 2 convicted 21 yo. Taxi drivers

Leeds 2014
Leeds court. Victims 11, 12 (2) and 13 yo/3 abusers 28-30 yo. Two illegal immigrants; the other already in jail for offences against 3 other girls. Beeston

Leeds 2015
See also here and here for sentencing
Leeds court. Victim a Muslim girl 13 yo/12 men charged, 20-41 yo; ten convicted. Judge: “Not one of the defendants has uttered a single word or sentiment of remorse … the victim was systematically abused … by men who knew each other and exchanged their experiences with each other.” Beeston, Horsforth, Woodhouse

Leicester 2013
Leicester court. Victim a “vulnerable and damaged” 16 yo Sikh/Six men jailed: 20-39 yo; including one Afghani and one overstayer

Leicester 2016
Leicester Court. Victim 10 yo Muslim/Abuser 47 yo. Guilty of sexually assaulting a child under 13, and causing or inciting the same child to engage in sexual activity. Judge Ebrahem Mooncey: “It’s a case where planning and grooming were involved and an element of manipulation. She says she’s now scared of ‘everything,’ it’s affected her schooling and she struggles. You said that she was a liar.”

Lincoln 2016
Lincoln court. Victims 14 and 15 yo/Abuser 33. Convicted on three charges including trafficking for sexual exploitation. Girls taken by taxi from Lincolnshire to London for abuse. Abuser denied all charges. During the trial he told the jury that his life had been ruined and he wished he had never gone anywhere near the girl. East London, Newham, Hatfield, Boston.

• Liverpool 2017 (rape not grooming)
Liverpool court. Victims 19 and 20s/Abuser 29 in 2017. Iranian. Jailed for 7 years for two sexual assaults in 2015. Judge said his denials meant both victims had “to undergo the ordeal of giving evidence with their evidence challenged and the being accused of lying – when it was you who was lying”. Birkenhead

London, Barking 2012
Woolwich court. Victims 15-31 yo/perpetrator 23. Strict Muslim used double rape. Judge: “You told her you were going to teach her a lesson.” Forest Gate

London, Barnet 2013
Harrow court. Victim 13 yo/Two abusers 25 and 34 (former Met staff member). Offences 2011

London, Edmonton 2016
Southwark Court. Victim 9 yo/Abuser 72. Convicted of 5 counts of raping a child under 13 yo; also sexual activity with a child 2009-2013. Offences began while he was awaiting trial for abusing three other girls – one 3 yo. (Abuser sentence to 19 years from the first trial.) Edmonton. Victims appear to have been Muslim

London, Haringey 2008
Wood Green court. Victim 16 yo/4 Somali abusers 18-21 (3 rapists). Crouch End, Islington, Holloway, Clerkenwell

London, Hayes 2012
Isleworth court. Victim 12 yo/Perpetrator 22 yo Afghan

London, Ilford 2013
Snaresbrook Court. Victims 17-18 yo/Perpetrators 23-25 yo. Judge: “You all treated her in a despicable and cruel manner.” Romford, East Ham, Barking, Chadwell Heath

London, Newham 2003 and 2015
Trial courts not known. East London Family court 2016. Victims: boy of 15 in 2003, girl of 11 – conviction in 2015 – both victims apparently Muslim./Rapist age not available (middle-aged), mosque worker. Denies responsibility for the crimes he has committed. Arranged marriage. Wife has no English and relies on husband’s family for information

London, Newham 2017 (1)
Snaresbrook court. Two victims under 16, one 16/Rapist 25. Offence March 2016. Jailed for 13 years. Grooming with money.


London, Newham 2017 (2) (Rape, not grooming)
Snaresbrook court. Victim 16/Rapist 29 yo. Trial December 2016; sentenced March 2017. Jailed 21 years for rape and kidnap. Offence July 2016. Rapist made repeated attempts to intimidate his victim. Plaistow, Stratford,

London, Notting Hill 2017
Southwark court. Victim vulnerable adult/Abuser 32, Iraqi asylum seeker. Jailed five years for rape. Rape without grooming

• London, Southwark 2016
Woolwich court. Victim 10 yo/Rapist 23 at trial. Guilty of numerous rapes of a female child under 13 years old. Offences 2010 and 2011. Sentence: 7y 9m. Dutch national. Probably same ethnicity/religion as victim.

Luton 2016
Luton court(?) Victim under 16/Abuser 35, sentenced to 14 years jail for sexual activity with a girl under 16. Groomed his victim online before arranging to meet her, collecting her from school, then sexually assaulting her. Abuser has absconded while on police bail and is being sought (as at 6 October 2016)

 Manchester 2008
Manchester Court. 3 victims 15 yo/Perpetrators 2 married men aged 35 and 39. Longsight, Levenshulme

Manchester 2009
Manchester (Minshull) court. 2 victims 13 yo/ Perpetrator 22 yo. Judge: [You were] “devious and manipulative …You subjected these two vulnerable, naive 13-year-olds to a terrifying ordeal.” Hyde

Manchester 2010
Manchester court. Victim 15 yo/2 rapists 24 yo. Longsight

Manchester 2011
Bolton court. Victims 12-15/Perpetrator 34, Iranian asylum seeker; admitted 25 offences; lived above takeaway. Whitefield

Manchester 2012
Manchester court. Victims 13 and 14/Assailant 26. Taxi driver. Timperley, Northern Moor, Fallowfield

Manchester 2013
Manchester court. Victims 13-16/3 abusers 23-27 – two with Arabic names; one with English name. Offences 2009-11. Stockport, Wythenshawe, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Longsight

Manchester 2016
Manchester court. Victim 16 yo/perpetrators 20 yo – Somali Muslims. Offences 2013/Trial 2016. Judge: “There’s no remorse expressed by any of you.” Moss Side, Greenheys

Manchester 2017
Manchester court. Victim “under-age schoolgirl” /Abuser 45 yo. Grooming. Jailed 51 months for sexual activity with a child. Judge: “This was premeditated and planned violation of a child.” Longsight

Middlesbrough 2013
Teeside court. Five victims 13-15 yo/Perpetrators 17-32 yo. Operation Fibre. The court heard that the girls had been taunted and insulted by friends and family of the defendants since coming forward, including being bombarded by obscene messages, called sluts, white trash, racist.

Nelson 2010
Burnley court. 3 victims 14 and 15. Perpetrators were cousins; one 24 yo. Offences: 2009/Sentences: 2010. Operation Engage. Darwen, East Lancashire

Newcastle 2016 (This topical case is filed here although it does not fit the general profile)
Trial in September 2016. Two 14 yo victims/4 Syrian accused 16-20 yo. Offence on 10 May 2016. One a participant in UK’s intake of 20,000 Syrian refugees. All accused released on bail. One man charged was being followed by BBC TV programme to show how refugees settled in – BBC tried to bury incident. All charges dismissed

Newcastle 2017
Newcastle court. Victim 15 yo/Abuser 39, a married father from South Shields. Arranged marriage. Jailed for 8 years for meeting a child following sexual grooming, two offences of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and two of being concerned in the supply of mephedrone. Judge: “Undeterred by having been arrested, you maintained contact and continued in the supply of mephedrone to her and incite her to have intercourse with you. You took advantage of her vulnerability and exploited her.”

Nottingham 2011
Nottingham court. Victim 13 yo/ Rapist 45 yo. Had conviction for indecent assault on a girl in 1991. Radford

Nottingham 2013
The Sun: http://tinyurl.com/bg3ycyv
Nottingham court. Victim 13 yo, groomed for two months. /Perpetrator 18 yo from Birmingham. His Muslim education taught him a woman was “no more worthy than a lollipop dropped on the ground”

Oldham 2007
See also The Times, January 2011
Oldham court. Manchester court. 20 victims; convictions in respect of 13 yo/Twenty men arrested; five charged; 2 convicted: 33 and 39 yo. Werneth, Ashton-under-Lyne, New Moston, Chadderton, Oldham

Oldham 2008
Manchester court. Victim 14 yo/Perpetrators 21 yo

Oldham 2015
See here for sentencing of fourth man
Manchester (Minshull) court. Victims 2 teenage girls and a teenage boy/4 abusers 21-27. One from Iran. Sunrise Team. Rochdale

Oldham 2016
Manchester (Minishull) court. 4 victims 13-16/2 abusers 27 and 30 yo. Project Phoenix. “… luring a young girl to a hotel, plying her with booze and [class A] drugs and sexually assaulting her”

Oxford 2012
Old Bailey court. Offences 2004-12. Convicted 2013. More than 300 victims from 12 yo/7 Muslim men convicted, aged 27-38. Gang leaders Eritean, others Pakistani. Bradford, Leeds, London, Slough, Bournemouth. Judge: “a series of sexual crimes of the utmost depravity”. Operation Bullfinch

Oxford 2016 (1)
Oxford court. Victim 14 yo (social skills of a 7 yo)/2 abusers now 34 & 37 yo convicted on rape and prostitution charges. Offences in 2005-07. Cocaine and alcohol. Simultaneous rape. Judge: “She was just an object to satisfy your lust. Over a number of months you deliberately groomed this girl.” Iffley. Thames Valley Police

Oxford 2016 (2) 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-36526128 http://www.oxfordtimes.co.uk/news/14755110.REVEALED__Fourth_man_guilty_of_child_sex_offences_in_Sabaton_trial/
Oxford court. Victims 13 and 15 yo/Abusers 30-46 yo. Abuse from 1999-2007 and 2007-09. Convictions for: rape, indecent assault, making a threat to kill, supply of heroin and cocaine. Also, on 3 Nov 2016, for taking indecent pictures of a child. Defendants denied all charges. Some acquittals after one victim insisted her participation was consensual. Operation Sabaton.

Oxford 2016 (3)
Old Bailey. Victim 14/Abuser now 28. Offences 2008-2011. Accused of multiple rapes and sexual activity with a child over two years. Convicted only of sexual activity with a child. Jailed for 8 months

• Oxford 2017 (1) – trial set for 18 April 2017
Oxford Court. Seven accused. Operation Rolo. Trial date 18 April 2017

• Oxford 2017 (2) – trials set for September 2017 (6 men) and January 2018 (11 men)
Oxford Court. 3 victims/17 accused. Offences 2008-2015. Banbury, Operation Nautical

Peterborough 2014
Cambridge court and Old Bailey. 8 teenage victims from 12 yo/Rapists 28 and 43, abuser 19. Offences 2008-13 – trial 2014. Lincolnshire, Rutland, Ferry Meadows, Stamford. “Abuser laughed as his sentence was passed”

Peterborough 2014 and 2015
Old Bailey court. Victims 12-16 yo/10 perpetrators 14-43 yo: Pakistani, Iraqi Kurdish, English, Slovak Roma. Operation Erle

Preston 2010

Preston court. 2 victims 13 and 15 yo/perpetrators 24 and 25 yo. Offence and conviction in 2010. Deepdale, Blackpool, Operation Deter handled 79 suspected cases in 2010. Older girl later converted to Islam in order to be “seen as pure”.

Preston 2012
Preston court. Victim in 20s/Two men convicted, 23 and 27 yo; third man on the run

Preston 2016
Preston court. Two 15 yo victims/One abuser now 22; second one not in court. Abuse began 2013. Judge: “Predatory behaviour … You lied and took no responsibility. Your imam is entirely wrong when he says you have shown remorse – you have not.” Blackpool, Avenham Park, Hurst Grange Park.

Rochdale 2010 (a)
Manchester court. Victim 14 yo/9 men jailed 25-33 yo. Offences from 2008. Ann Cryer. Hulme, Rusholme

Rochdale 2010 (b)
Bolton court. 5 men convicted. Victim 16 yo/Abusers 17-20. Police: “These three animals have subjected the victim to the most appalling and demeaning crime”

Rochdale 2012
See also The Times 29 February 2016
Liverpool court. Five victims 15-16 yo/9 abusers 22-59 yo. 8 Pakistani, 1 Afghan. Oldham, Manchester, Freehold. Abuse 2008 and 2009 – trial 2012. Judge: “I believe that one of the factors that led … you to treating them as though they were worthless and beyond respect … was that they were not of your community or religion.” Shabir Ahmed, the ringleader, was banned from the court because of his threatening behaviour and for calling the judge a “racist b——“. The judge called Ahmed an “unpleasant and hypocritical bully”.
On 21 June 2012 Shabir Ahmed was convicted of 30 charges of rape in a separate case by a jury at Manchester Crown Court

Rochdale 2013
Manchester (Minshull) court. Victim 15 yo/5 abusers 25-37 yo. Girl raped in 2008; no charges till 2012 (GMP apologised). Falinge. Operation Span

Rochdale 2016 (1)
Manchester court. Victim (white) abused from 14 yo from 2005-13. Seven other complainants testified/Ten men convicted, aged 27-46 (Pakistani, Bangladeshi and one English) Project Phoenix. Operation Doublet. Sunrise Team. Sentencing 8 April 2016. Many offences date back 10 years and were first reported shortly after they were committed. Guardian: In some cases the police decided not to pursue the allegations.

Rochdale 2016 (2)
Manchester Minshull court. 2 victims 15 & 16 yo/4 abusers, now 29-57 yo. Offences “almost a decade ago” (2007?). Investigation in 2011. Convicted 37 years for sexual activity with a child, child grooming, rape, inciting a child into prostitution. Oldham

Rochdale 2016 (3)
Manchester Minshull court. Two 14 yo victims/Abuser 19 yo, jailed for 8 ½ years for sexual activity with a child, inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, attempting to meet a child under 16. Middleton. Sunrise team

Rochdale 2017 (1)
Manchester Minshull Street court. Three victims 14-16 yo/Five abusers now aged 26-41. Abuse 2004-08. Jailed for a total of 55 years for rape, attempted rape, sexual assault, causing/inciting a girl to engage in sexual activity, possession of indecent images. The most persistent offender is a married man with four children. Operation Doublet. (The media reporting of this case is inconsistent between websites.)

Rochdale 2017 (2)
Minshull court. Victim under 16/Abuser 50. Jailed for 20 months for sexual activity with a child and sexual assault. Newbold

Rotherham – see note on Rotherham at the foot of this page

Rotherham 2010
Sheffield Court. 3 victims 12 and 15/8 men charged; 5 men aged 20-30 convicted. One convicted man, who pulled one victim’s hair and called her a “white bitch” taunted her in 2014 after his release

Rotherham 2010 – Honour killing
Sheffield court. Victim 17 yo Laura Wilson had been groomed since 11 yo/Groomer and murderer 18 yo. Murderer’s mother referred to the victim as a “dirty white bitch.” Murderer wrote “I’m gonna send that kuffar (non-Muslim) bitch straight to Hell.”

Rotherham 2016 (1)
Sheffield court. 15 victims/6 Pakistani men and 2 English women charged. 4 men and 2 women convicted. Offences 1990-2001. First convictions after Jay report in August 2014. A week after this trial, the son of one convicted man was found guilty of intimidating a victim

Rotherham 2016 (2)
Sheffield court. 3 victims 13-16 yo/8 convicted on all charges: rape, indecent assault, aiding and abetting rape, false imprisonment, conspiracy to commit indecent assault, conspiracy to falsely imprison. Sentences 5-19 years. Offences 1999-2003. Convicted aged 30-40 yo in 2016. Ringleader openly boasted that he was racist and told his 13-year-old white victim: ‘All white girls are good for is sex and they are just sl*gs.’  Their abusers showed no emotion as they were jailed. Sageer Hussain appeared to smirk as he was led away. Judge: their victims had been “targeted, sexualised and subjected to degrading and violent acts”. One man had conducted a “campaign of violent rape” against the vulnerable girl. “She was targeted, sexualised and subjected to acts of a degrading and violent nature. The childhood and adolescence of each of the victims can never be reclaimed.”

Rotherham 2017 (1)
Sheffield court. Victims 12 and 13 yo/6 abusers now 32-42. Faced 23 charges of sexually abusing two girls aged 12 and 13 over a two-year period from 1999. Convicted on 25 January of 19 charges: rape, indecent assault, false imprisonment, sexual intercourse with a girl under 13. Sentenced to 81½ years jail on 2 February 2017. Prosecutor: ‘They supplied her with alcohol and cannabis so that they could do what they wanted to.’ At the sentencing, two of the defendants shouted the Muslim creed “Allahu Akbar”. Eastwood, Tinsley, Thrybergh, Broom

Rotherham 2017 (2) (trial to begin 9 November 2017)
Sheffield court. Victim under 14/Charged now 37-39. The first to be charged under the NCA’s Operation Stovewood. Offences between June 1994 and June 1995. Masbrough

Sheffield 2007 and 2008
Sheffield court. 33 victims 12-15 yo/ Two jailed: 24 and 35 yo. Both Iraqi Kurds. Judge: “The relationship was exploitative, coercive and possessive.”

Sheffield 2014
Sheffield court. Victim 13 yo/5 rapists and abusers 21-37 yo. Bradford. Judge: “… a callous gratuitous rape. It was not opportunistic, this was in the planning.” As one rapist was led away he shouted abuse at the court. Police still searching for a Kurdish man

Skipton 2009
Bradford court. Victim 14 yo/7 men charged; 4 21-37 yo convicted of 28 sexual offences against the girl. Keighley, Skipton 

Slough 2015
Reading court. 3 victims 14 and 15 yo/2 abusers 23 and 46 yo (the latter a father-of-five). Offences January-May 2013; arrests May and June 2013. Thames Valley Police. Judge: “In my view, all of this sexual activity was planned.” CPS: “… failed to accept any responsibility for their actions”

South Shields 2013
Newcastle court. Victim 14/Abuser 22, a student from Bangladesh, jailed 7½ years for rape. Grooming with alcohol

South Shields 2017
Newcastle court. Victim 14 yo/Abuser 25 Offences in February 2015. Jailed for 32 months. Prosecutor: “there had been a “significant decline in her mental health” since the offence.”

Stoke on Trent 2014
Stoke-on-Trent court. Victim 13-14/Perpetrator 19. Afghan. Illegal immigrant in 2008. Had sex with the victim 17 times and made her pregnant. Jailed for 2y 8m for meeting a child following sexual grooming and sexual activity with a child. Hanley. Newcastle.

• Stoke on Trent 2015
Stoke-on-Trent court. Victim under 13/Abuser 50 yo in 2017. Jailed for 20 years for 13 offences of raping a child under 13, three counts of causing or inciting a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity and three charges of a serious sexual offence against a child from 2004-2012. Victim may have been a member of abuser’s community.

Sunderland 2016
Newcastle court. 4 teenage victims/Abuser a married father of 43. Abuse 2003-13. Used heroin, mephedrone, MCAT and cannabis. Sentence 21y 7m. Judge: “… you showed an arrogant disregard for those victims. In relation to two, you placed trademark love bites on their bodies, a sort of arrogant branding to show they were yours and under your control”

Swansea 2012
Swansea court. Victim 13 yo/2 rapists. 14-month sentence. One of the accused was serving a sentence at HMP Stoke
No UK media coverage

Telford 2012 (a)
Birmingham court. Victims 15 and 16 yo/5 convicted abusers 20-28. Offences 2009 – trial 2012. One defendant grinned, laughed and made gun gestures in the dock; his supporters in the public gallery hurled abuse at the judge as he passed sentence. “It was Eid, we treated them as our guests.” Operation Chalice

Telford 2012 (b)
Stafford court. Four victims 13-16/Abusers 24 to 60. Guilty of 25 sexual exploitation offences from over 50 charges. Offences began 2007, trial 2011. Stoke-on-Trent, Manchester, Alreston, Wellington. Spoke of their victims as worthless “whores”, “slags” and “sluts” (Public reporting of this complex case is not consistent.)

Torbay 2012
Exeter court. 2 victims 12 yo/Abusers 18 and 19 from Tipton in the Midlands. Defence: abusers “were tempted by the girls because their strict upbringing meant they were inexperienced and immature … He feels he has brought great shame on himself and his family.” Reference: “He is a young man of good character who was unable to bridle his affections.”

Yeovil 2016 (1)
Taunton court. Victim 15 yo/Abuser 24 yo, 5 years jail for child abduction and sexual activity with a child. Denied abducting a child after he ignored an order made by police banning him from having any contact with the girl. The girl was questioned by police in July 2014 after she turned up at school with a ‘black eye’. Abuser claimed the girl was ‘pestering’ him. Judge: “She was a vulnerable girl … Your interest in her was for your own sexual gratification and you chose to abuse her.”

Yeovil 2016 (2)
Bristol court. Seven victims, 14-15 yo/Abusers 29 and 34 sentenced for rape and sexual assault 2011-2014. 12 and 20 years jail. Police: “The victims were cruelly robbed of a normal childhood and I have no doubt will have a lasting effect on all of them, as well as their families. These men have refused to take any responsibility for these truly despicable crimes.”

Note on Keighley 2016: On the basis of 2011 census data, one in every 250 Keighley Muslim men of working age were in the dock for this one rape case. On 3 March 2016 Keighley Central councillor Khadim Hussain said there are 80-90 more cases in the pipeline. On 26 May 2016 there were said to be 261 suspects being investigated in 220 cases in Keighley and Bradford involving 188 girls, but the proportion of suspects who are Muslims was not stated.

Note on Rotherham: According to Andrew Norfolk in The Times on 24 February 2016, “The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has begun 55 (October 2016 56) investigations into alleged police misconduct linked to Rotherham child sex crimes. It has received complaints against 92 named officers. An investigation into all past sex grooming cases in the town, begun in June and led by the National Crime Agency, has identified more than 300 suspects and 9,000 lines of inquiry.” In October 2016 the NCA confirmed Professor Jay’s 1,400 still appears a sound estimate. On 11 February 2017, there were more than 100 active investigations into CSE in Rotherham. According to the 2011 census, there were around 3,000 Muslim men of working age in Rotherham. If 300 of these are suspects, that’s one in every ten Rotherham Muslim men of working age who are police suspects.

Our thanks to The Times (2011) and the British Sikh community who compiled the foundation of this list.
Peter McLoughlin has compiled the definitive listing with critical analyses in his book Easy Meat (2016). See also this map.
This compilation is a work in progress.
Corrections and additions by e-mail here
Last updated 26 April 2017. More to come.

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