The following list of trials is arranged alphabetically by their main location.
There are now 174 known completed trials with convictions for rape jihad offences at 68 main locations. These have a red bullet below (•). Other cases of interest are marked with a black bullet (•). They include abuse, assaults, rapes and trafficking as well as “grooming gangs” narrowly defined.
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 reported. 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 and another note on the nationalities of those convicted. See also how 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.”
• 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
• Ashton-under-Lyme 2017
Manchester-Minshull Street court, Victim 14 yo/Abuser 20. Jailed for 4y 6m for sexual activity with a child, making indecent images of a child. He gave her alcohol and cannabis whilst they listened to music and a few hours later, Hussain poured the teenager several shots of vodka before he had sex with her several times and proceeded to take indecent images of her. Denton
• 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
• Bath 2017 (in progress)
Bristol court. Victim’s age not reported/Accused 31 admitted sexual assault. Sentencing 30 January 2018
• Batley 2017
To be heard at Leeds Crown court on 6 September 2017
Victim 12 yo/Abuser 25. Accused of snatching the girl from outside her home on 21 August 2017. Charges: child abduction, sexual assault, taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent and driving without a licence or insurance.
• Birkenhead 2017
Liverpool court. Three victims 13, 14 / Abuser 41, father of two. Guilty of two counts of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity. Jailed for four years. Leicester
• Birmingham 2013
Birmingham court. Victim 14 yo/Jailed men 23 and 27 yo. Offences from July 2011. Sparkbrook, Alum Rock
• Birmingham 2017 (1)
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
• Birmingham 2017 (2)
Birmingham court. “Vulnerable woman” – age not reported / Rapist 39, taxi driver. Offence in April 2017. Jailed for nine years in July 2017
• Birmingham 2017 (3)
Birmingham court. Victim a teenager with learning difficulties/Abuser 28; jailed for seven and a half years for assault and attempted rape. Lozells
• Birmingham 2017 (4)
Birmingham court. Victim a woman/Abuser 27. Convicted of sexual 2015 assault and sentenced to two years jail in 2017. He bit the victim and left DNA evidence. Nechells, Aston
• Birmingham 2017 (5)
Birmingham court. Victim 14 yo/Abuser 17 yo at time of attack. Jailed six years for rape. Kings Norton
• 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 2015
Preston court. Victim 14/Abuser 20 jailed for one year for sexual activity with a child.
Three years on the abuser was back in the news for breaching his sex offender requirements.
• Blackburn 2017 (1)
Preston court. Victims two police officers/Abuser 30, father of three. Jailed 22 months for sexual assault and perverting the course of justice
• Blackburn 2017 (2)
Preston court. Victim a vulnerable woman/Abuser 38. Life – a minimum of 8 years. Administering a noxious substance, rape, controlling or coercive behaviour. Offences 2014-2017. Colne, Nelson
• Blackpool 2003-08
Preston court. Over 60 victims 11-15 yo. Charlene Downes. Paige Chivers. Perpetrators said to be Jordanian, Iranian. Case collapsed and £250,000 compensation paid. Actual perpetrator likely to be late middle-aged Englishman
• 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
• Bournemouth 2017 (1)
Bournemouth court. Victim an adult/Rapist 34, Turkish. Jailed for 15 years for raping the victim 20 times over 4 years. Judge: he “had a desire to dominate and control … believed he was superior to women and had viewed females as his personal property”.
• Bournemouth 2017 (2)
Bournemouth court. Victim in her early 20s/Abuser 31, married; a junior doctor at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital. Had been drinking on the second night of Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim festival which marks the end of Ramadan, a month after he arrived in the UK from Pakistan. Jailed eight months for sexual assault
• 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 2014
Bradford Crown Court. Victim 15 yo/Perpetrator 24 jailed for six years for grooming and sexual assault. He was already a registered sex offender
• 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 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 (2)
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.”
• Bradford 2017 (3)
Bradford court. Victim: “highly-vulnerable 12 yo”/Accused 26. Met the victim on Facebook and groomed her with alcohol and drugs in exchange for sex. Jailed for 12 years for rape of a child under 13, oral rape of a child under 13 and sexual assault. Judge: “Your disgraceful, immoral and deplorable behaviour has caused a huge amount of damage. She was already extremely vulnerable, you should have realised she was not behaving like an ordinary 12-year-old girl. You knew shortly after you began an intimate relationship with her that she was just 12. You didn’t become disgusted with yourself after finding out. You didn’t mind. That is why you have to be classified as a paedophile. You groomed her. You were a grown man who caused a little girl to believe she was your girlfriend.” Manningham
• Bradford 2017 (4)
Bradford Court. Victim 15 yo/Abuser 31 yo. Travelled from Manchester to Bradford to groom victim with alcohol and cannabis. Jailed for five years and three months for sexual activity with a child under 16, and perverting the course of justice.
• Bradford 2017 (5)
Bradford court. Victim 13/Abuser 44 convicted of sexual assault that occurred on 9 July 2017. Girlington
• Brierfield 2012
Burnley court. Offences 2010/trial 2012. Victim aged 14/perpetrators 21-25 yo. 7 men charged. Jury discharged June 2012. Manchester 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
• Brighton 2014
Lewes court. Victim a student. No age given/Rapists 21 and 27. Offence in October 2014. Sentences: 13 and 11 years for rape and aiding and abetting rape. Judge: “he specifically targeted her as a drunk young woman in no position to prevent him raping her. He then telephoned his friend to come along and do the same.” Acton, Stanmore
• Brighton 2017
Brighton magistrates. Victim 13 yo cab passenger/Alleged abuser 53; cab driver. Case adjourned to Crown Court on 5 October 2017. Woodingdean
• Bristol 2014
Bristol court. Four victims 13-17 yo/13 Somali Muslims 20-22 yo convicted. Easton. Operation Brooke. 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
• Bristol 2018
Bristol court. Victim: a woman/Abuser 34. Convicted of raping an unconscious drugged woman. Report: “at one point he spat in her mouth and called her a dirty slag”
• Burnley 2011
Preston court. Two victims 18 and 22 yo/Abuser 38, an illegal Bangladeshi immigrant, jailed indefinitely for rape and attempted rape. Judge said: “What you did was brutal, determined and premeditated. Both victims feared for their lives.” Will be deported on release. Colne Road. Leeds Liverpool Canal
• Burnley 2018
Preston court. Four women victims/Abuser 40, a creepy police officer who tried to seduce women who had called on the police for help. Jailed for two years. Bacup, Blackburn
• 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.”
• Cambridge 2017
Cambridge court. Victim had previously made an order against abuser/Abuser 33 from Pakistan. Jailed for 14 years for oral rape in 2014. Judge: “You are a violent, abusive and dangerous individual who was, and still continues to be, completely obsessed with your victim. You made threats to her so that she had no choice but to invite you to her home, where you violently orally raped her. You did this to exert power that you thought you had over her despite her begging you not to. Your belief was that it was your right to have sex with her, whatever her wishes.”
• Canterbury 2017 (1) (Trial began 6 February 2017, not reported in media)
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 for attempted rape and sexual assault. 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.”
• Canterbury 2017 (3) (Sexual assault, not grooming)
Canterbury court. Victim referred to as a girl/Abuser 18. Moroccan. Failed asylum seeker entered UK illegally aged 10. Offence on 5 November 2017. Jailed for 3½ years for kidnapping and sexual assault.
• Canterbury 2017 (4) (Gang rape, not grooming)
Canterbury court. Victim 16/Abusers 18-37 yo. Afghans. Rape on 18 September 2016 in Ramsgate. Each accused had a different barrister. Prosecutor: “The four men tried to plot and lie their way out of the evidence held against them.” Ramsgate
• Cardiff 2016
Cardiff court. Victim 11 yo/Rapist 27 yo. Abuse lasted 18 months. Abuser lied initially then admitted to rape and sexual assault
• Cardiff 2017 (1)
Cardiff court. Victim under 16/Rapist 49. Sentenced to 21 years jail for rape, sexual activity with a child, ABH, taking indecent photos of a child, possessing indecent photos of a child. Judge: “You treated her as a thing. A sexual object who you manipulated, controlled, assaulted and ultimately raped. One thing missing from this case is remorse and you continue to deny the allegations. As the trial proceeded your behaviour was not only that of slightly amused indifference but I detected on occasion you were aroused when your victim recounted the sexual acts you had committed upon her.”
• Cardiff 2017 (2)
Cardiff court. Victim in her 20s/Abuser 32, jailed in March for 4 years for sexual assault. Lost appeal in September. Abuser from Eritrea. Roath
• 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”
• Carlisle 2017 (Trial in progress)
Carlisle court. Victim’s age not reported/Accused 29. Turkish takeway worker. Charges of rape and sexual assault in December 2016.
• 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
• Chesham 2017 http://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/15593611.Man_jailed_for_8_years_for_dragging_woman_behind_garage_and_raping_her/
Victim in her 20s/Rapist 30 yo. Jailed 8 years for rape inflicted on 15 April 2017. High Wycombe
• Coventry 2014
This case is listed here to make clear that all men were cleared. This is often cited incorrectly as a case with convictions
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
Coventry court in January 2017 (for offences against 13 & 14 yo victims in August 2016). Warwick court in July 2017 (for offences against 17 yo victim in August 2014) Victims 13, 14 and 17/Rapist 20 – Syrian refugee. He was on bail for the 2014 case when he committed the 2016 offences. Groomed with alcohol and cigarettes. Foleshill, Longford.
• Darlington 2017
Teeside court. Victim a “woman”/Rapist 21 yo. Kuwaiti illegal immigrant from a Bedouin family. Attack in May 2017. He refused to co-operate with any female officers. He told another woman: ‘Allah’s going to get you.’ To be sentenced for rape in November 2017
• Dartford, Kent 2008
Maidstone court. Three victims 13-14 yo/Five Sudanese abusers jailed. All asylum-seekers. Judge: paid particular attention to the way that the gang, did everything they could to delay and obfuscate court proceedings. There had been eight pre-trial management hearings and numerous conferences. Each defendant had claimed the need for a separate interpreter, creating a bill of £25,000; they had also demanded a second barrister each. In short, they had “exploited the most civilised aspects of this country”
• 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
• Derby 2017
Derby court. Seven victims, youngest 12 yo/Abuser 27 yo shopkeeper. Abuse 2012-17. Charges include: rape, rape of a child, sexual assault, supplying cocaine, inciting a child for prostitution. Normanton. One witness said “He was saying things like ‘if you go out with me you’ll be treated by a queen, you’d get anything, you’ll get new phones, you’ll get new clothes.’ ”
The jury had been discharged on 31 August 2017 and the trial re-started the following week
• 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
• Doncaster 2017
Sheffield court. Two victims 13-15 yo /Abuser 75 in 2017. Jailed for 15 years for raping and indecently assaulting two girls in Doncaster for years in the 1990s. Investigation began in 2014
• Dublin, Ireland 2016 This case included because of what it reveals of Muslim misogyny and exceptionalism
Central Criminal Court. Victim was non-Muslim wife of the rapist/Rapist 43 yo. Jailed for 10 years for rape and abuse that occurred in 2014. He has begun an appeal claiming his trial was unfair because he was faced with a jury of “homogeneous” white Catholics. He claims in the mind of an Islamophobe, Muslims were thought to treat women as inferiors. In the course of the trial it was alleged that the man told his wife that because they were living together, he could have sex with her whenever he wanted — as if she was a “commodity”. [EDL says: Presumably his claim is that white Catholics would misinterpret routine male Muslims’ domination and objectification of women by right in a way that would prejudice the deliberations of a non-Muslim jury.]
• Durham 2017 (Trial in Durham not yet begun)
Durham court. The two victims’ ages not reported/ Alleged abuser 45; a sergeant with Durham Constabulary. Chairman of the force’s Black and Asian Police Association. Charges: indecent assault, sexual activity with a young person, sexual assault, rape, coercive behaviour, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, child neglect
• Exeter 2017 (Rape, not grooming)
Exeter court. Victim’s age not given. Abusers 18-21: Somali drug dealers from Birmingham. Guilty of causing grievous bodily harm with intent, kidnap, false imprisonment, rape and possessing a shotgun with intent to endanger life. They made the victim lick their feet and drink from a lavatory bowl. Offences in February 2017
• Gateshead 2017 (1)
Newcastle court. Three victims – one 16 yo; two women/Abuser 42 from Iran. Jailed for three years and seven months for the attacks in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear. Offences: exposure, sexual assault, possessing a small amount of cannabis. A family man. He left his DNA behind when he bit a victim’s face during a violent attack
• Gateshead 2017 (2)
Newcastle court. Victim a woman/Rapist 24 yo. Jailed for 7 years. From Iraq. He denied charges then blamed them on “cultural differences” and “not understanding British law”. Sex attack in March 2017
• 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)
• Glastonbury 2018 (Crown court trial yet to begin)
Taunton court. Victim a woman over 16/Alleged abuser 34 yo. Offences said to have taken place at Glastonbury and Street in October and November 2017.
• Gloucester 2017
Bristol court. Victims 13 and 14/Abusers 28 and 29. One raped a 14-year-old girl after plying her with alcohol – jailed for six years; the other jailed for 2 ½ years for sexual assault. Judge: “The girls had both been severely affected. Their relationships with their families had been damaged and they had been destabilised, probably for life”
• Grimsby 2017
Grimsby court. Victim 30/Abuser 29. Jailed 9 months for sexual assault. He posed as a taxi driver to entice the victim who thought he was a real cabbie. Cleethorpes
• 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
• Halifax 2016 (2)
Bradford Court. Four victims/Guilty of 19 charges including rapes, sexual assault and attempting to pervert the course of justice. Jailed for 21 years. Judge: “He behaved “abominably” towards children and young people for 20 years or more and he had destroyed lives.
• 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
• High Wycombe 2017
Reading court. Two victims under 16 yo/Five abusers now 46-76 yo. Jail sentences of 19y, 17y, 15y, 20m and 18m for indecency with a girl under the age of 14, the rape of a girl under the age of 16, allowing premises to be used for unlawful sexual intercourse. The main victim was made compliant with heroin. When she approached the police in fear that her life was in danger, she was turned away and told she “needed more evidence” and said she felt like officers were asking her to be sexually assaulted again to get proof. The rapists told her they were not interested in her when she turned 16. The abuse was inflicted in High Wycombe, Aylesbury and Wendover between 1998 and 2002. One abuser was a father of six. The victim now suffers from alcohol addiction and depression which led to her losing her children
• Hove 2017 (Note: offender entered UK in 2012 claiming to be a Christian asylum seeker from Sudan)
Brighton Magistrates’ Court. Victim 14 with learning difficulties/Abuser 52. Found guilty of sexual assault.
• 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.
Defendant Mohammad Imran Ibrar broke bail conditions in September 2017
• Huddersfield 2017 (3)
Leeds Crown court 8 November 2017. Eight victims. 100 charges of trafficking, raping and sexually abusing young Huddersfield girls over a seven year period
Trial is expected to begin on January 8 next year.
• Huddersfield 2017 (4)
16 arrests made in Huddersfield and Bradford. Investigations proceeding with a view to charges.
• 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”
• Keighley 2017 – (1) Trial continues
Bradford court. Victim: 15 yo/Accused both 26 yo. Charges: sexual assault and false imprisonment
• Keighley 2017 (2)
Bradford court. Victim 14/Abuser 40 jailed for three years for sexual assault. Told victim he would rape her one day; demanded oral sex. Judge: “You have not accepted any wrongdoing or shown any regret or remorse for what you did.” Father of two. Had been sentenced in 2011 for sexual assault on a pregnant woman taxi passenger in 2010
• Keighley 2017 (3)
Bradford court. Victim under 13 / Abuser 33, married with three children, jailed for two years for sexual assault of a child under 13 over ten months in 2015 and 2016. Sentence doubled in 2018:
Leeds court. Victim a teenage girl /Abuser 40 yo in 1995. Convicted of unlawful sexual intercourse. Same man later jailed for 21 years (listed as Halifax 2016 (2) above)
• Leeds 2012
Leeds court. Victims 15 yo and another in her 20s/ Abuser 46 yo: jailed for nine years for rape and sexual assault. Taxi driver. Younger victim abused by this man two others in May 2010. Older victim became pregnant after being raped in June 2010. Thornhill Lees
• Leeds 2014 (1)
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 2014 (2) This case is listed for interest. It is not included in our tally
Leeds Court. Victims: two under-age Muslim girls/Abuser 31 yo. 7 years jail for sexual assault on a child under 13 and sexual activity with a child. Given a harsh sentence because his victims were Muslims.
• 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. Sentence cut from 12 to 10 years in July 2017
• 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
• Liverpool 2017 (2)
Liverpool court. Victims; “three women”/Accused 26 yo Somali. Offences in December 2016: attempting to rape one woman, sexually assaulting another and physically assaulting a third, with the intention of raping her. Sefton Park, Toxteth, Aigburth. Guilty. Sentencing set for 12 July 2017
• 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, Barking 2017
Southwark court. Victim 15 yo/ Rapist 38 yo. Jailed for 9 years. After gaining the victim’s trust and convincing her to stay, he raped and threatened to kill her if she told anyone. Waltham Forest. Forest Gate. “Islam, who told the jury he was a practising Muslim, was convicted of seven charges of rape, one of sexual assault and one of kidnap.”
• London, Barnet 2013
Harrow court. Victim 13 yo/Two abusers 25 and 34 (former Met staff member). Offences 2011
• London 2017 (Brent, Westminster, Richmond and Hammersmith & Fulham)
Isleworth court. Victims 15-55 yo/Abuser 18 yo. Five separate sexual assaults over 20 months on women travelling on London buses. Jailed for 16 months
• 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, Edmonton 2017
Old Bailey court. Victim 16yo / Rapist 27 yo. Rape took place in February 2016. Used alcohol to groom the victim before raping her in a hotel. Rapist handed himself in to police; jailed
• London, Enfield 2018
Wood Green court. Victim 13 yo/Stalker 43. Jailed 10 months. Police said: “a disgusting act of public indecency which has left a young girl shaken and very upset. His behaviour continue to have a detrimental impact on the victim who at the time of the offence was just 13 years old”
• London, Forest Gate 2017
Southwark court. Victim a French tourist/Assailant 25. Jailed for two years after pleading guilty to sexual assault on a female, false imprisonment and indecent exposure.
• 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, Lewisham 2018
Woolwich court. Two victims 19 yo//Attacker 23 from Peckham jailed 7 ½ years for assaulting women from a moped in Lewisham and Southwark.
• 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, Paddington 2017
Southwark court. Six female victims/Abuser 22. Syrian refugee. Pleaded guilty to six sexual assaults November 2016 to March 2017 in Paddington. Claims he has PTSD
• London, Poplar 2018 (Trial under way in February 2018)
Snaresbrook court. Victim a woman/Abuser 42 denies rape on 10 November 2016. He is an Uber driver.
• London, Shoreditch 2017
Snaresbrook court. Victims 23 and 31/Rapist 37. Admitted charges of rape, sexual assault, assault by penetration, battery and false representation. Jailed for 12 years. Offences October and December 2016. Poplar
• 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
• London, Stoke Newington 2017 (trial continues)
Old Bailey. Victim 27 yo/Abuser 32 Charges: attempted murder, wounding with intent, sexual assault and committing an offence with intent to commit a sexual offence
• London, Stepney 2017
Woolwich court. Victim in her 40s/Rapist 21. Jailed 12 years for rape, false imprisonment, threatening to kill, sexual assault by penetration
• London, Wanstead 2018 (Crown Court trial set for 14 March 2018)
Snaresbrook court. Alleged victim 18yo/Alleged rapist 25.
• London, West London. Sentence reduced in 2017
Court of Appeal. Three victims, youngest 8/Abuser 51 in 2017. Egyptian national who arrived from Cairo in 2004. Sentence reduced from 20 to 18 years because he finds jail life difficult as he is deaf. (Details of his original trial do not appear to be available in the web)
• London, Wimbledon 2014
Old Bailey. Two adult victims /Abuser 45. Jailed for six years for raping a woman and six months for sexually harassing another. Carshalton
• Luton 2016 (1)
http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2016-03-09/ex-police-officer-found-guilty-of-child-sex-offences-including-rape/ St Albans court. 12 victims, the youngest 13 yo/Abuser 35. Was an officer with Bedfordshire Police while abusing April-October 2014. Found guilty of rape, causing a child to engage in sexual activity, sexual activity with a child, meeting a child following sexual grooming, causing a child to watch a sexual act, paying for the sexual services of a child.
• Luton 2016 (2)
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)
• Luton 2017
Luton court. Victim /Abuser 24 from Bangladesh pleaded guilty to attempting to rape the woman on 20 August 2017. Jailed 10 years. Judge: “You displayed your warped attitude to women … Your intention was to rape her…. Even after your plea of guilty you accuse your victim of pestering you for sex. It is so obviously untrue… You have no insight in the evil of what you attempted to do or even that it is wrong.” The judge said if he had the jurisdiction to recommend deportation he would do so.
• 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/Three perpetrators 20 yo – Somali Muslims. Offences 2013/Trial 2016. Judge: “There’s no remorse expressed by any of you.” The Manchester bomber, Salman Abedi, said to be one of a mob that waged a campaign of intimidation against the victim and her family. Moss Side, Greenheys
• Manchester 2017 (1)
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
• Manchester 2017 (2)
Minshull court. Victim 14 yo/Abuser 52 yo taxi driver. Jailed for 12 months for sexual assault. Had a record of indecent assault in 2001. Royton
• March, Cambridgeshire 2017
St Albans court. Victim 6 to 7 yo/Abuser 44 in 2017. Offences 2003-2004. Charges: indecently assaulting a female person aged six to seven years old by committing oral sex, inciting a child under the age of 16 to commit an act of gross indecency, multiple offending. Harpenden. Jury could not come to a verdict in October 2017
• 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.
• Middlesbrough 2017
Teeside court. Victim a young woman/Abuser 61, from Yemen. Jailed for 5 years for rape and sexual assault
• Milton Keynes 2018 (Case to be heard at Aylesbury Crown Court on 5 March)
Charges: sexual assault, assault by beating and committing an offence with the intent to commit a sexual offence
• Mirfield 2017
Leeds court. Victim /Abuser 31. Married. Found guilty of two charges of raping the victim on 5 March 2016. Batley. The court heard the victim had since tried to take her own life.
• 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 (1)
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.”
• Newcastle 2017 (2)
Media blackout. Accused: Abdul Khaum, Abdul Mihim Kawsar, Abdul Sabe, Badrul Hussain, Habibur Rahim, Mohibur Rahman
• Newcastle 2017 (3) This case was heard in four separate trials
Newcastle court. 108 potential victims. 20 gave evidence/ 18 abusers 22-45 yo. Offences included rape, sexual activity with a child, sexual assault, conspiracy to incite prostitution, supplying drugs, conspiracy to traffic for sexual exploitation. Sentences total over 180 years. Girls plied with cocaine, cannabis, alcohol or mephedrone (M-Cat). From the Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Indian, Iraqi, Iranian and Turkish communities and were mainly British-born. One of the men said “All white women are good for one thing, for men like me to f*** and use as trash, that is all women like you are worth.” Operation Sanctuary. Operation Shelter
• Newcastle 2017 (4)
Newcastle court. Five victims aged 13 to 16/Abusers 25-28. All Kurds illegally in the UK from Iraq. Convicted of sexual activity with a child, sexual assault, inciting/causing a child to engage in sexual activity, supplying controlled drug to another and permitting his premises to be used for the supply of drugs, trafficking within the UK for sexual exploitation. Jailed for a total of 33 years. The victims were ‘in thrall’ to their abusers, with some sexual acts consensual, in return for ‘rewards’ of drink and drugs. At other times the victims were forced or were so intoxicated they were unable to consent to what happened to them. The victims were trafficked around Tyneside. Offences 2007-14
• Nottingham 2011
Nottingham court. Victim 13 yo/ Rapist 45 yo. Had conviction for indecent assault on a girl in 1991. Radford
• Nottingham 2013
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”.
Judge found Adil Rashid guilty of child rape, but only handed him a suspended sentence: “It is quite clear from the reports that you are very naive and immature when it comes to sexual matters.”
• Nottingham 2017
Nottingham court. Victim an adult cab passenger/Rapist 32 yo cab driver. Jailed for 8 years
• Oldbury 2010
Birmingham court. Victim 17 yo/4 abusers. Offence in July 2009. One rapist fled to Pakistan and was finally jailed in May 2017. The victim was plied with alcohol and drugs before being sexually abused.
• 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”
• Oldham 2017
Minshull Street court. Victims two Muslim girls under 10 yo/Abuser 48 jailed for 5 ½ years for indecent assault. One victim said she did not report the abuse at the time because he was a respected member of the community as well as a friend of her father’s, and she feared that no one would believe her. He used passages in the Koran in his lessons to justify his abuse.
• Oldbury 2017 (1)
Wolverhampton court. Adult victim’s age not given/Rapist 38 yo. Jailed for 13-and-a-half years for a string of charges including rape and assault.
• Oldbury 2017 (2)
Wolverhampton court. Victim 15 yo/Attacker 20. Jailed 4 years for sexual assault. He groomed his victim over the internet. Judge: “The fact you pleaded not guilty, forcing this girl to give evidence – effectively calling her a liar – makes any expression of remorse less forceful.” Clent Hills
• 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. Zeeshan Ahmed jailed for 18 months for perverting the course of justice by threatening to shoot the victim of the sexual assault if she did not stop talking to police. In July 2017 Oxford multi-millionaire Tariq Khuja lost his court battle to keep his name out of the media reports about this trial. He was never charged
• Oxford 2014
Oxford court. Victim 17 yo/Three abusers 26-28 yo Palestinian asylum seekers. Jailed 18, 18 and 42 months for sexual assault. One abuser had threatened to shoot the victim of the sexual assault if she did not stop talking to police. Palestinian. To be deported on release.
• 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)
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
• Oxford 2017 (3)
Oxford Court. Victims include 14-16 year-olds/ 14 men charged, 35-55 yo. 36 charges for offences 1998-2005. Men from Oxford, Birmingham, Bolton, Cowley. Prosecutor: “This case concerns sexual exploitation on a massive scale. Routine, cynical and predatory sexual exploitation.” Trial expected to finish early 2018
• Perth 2017 We do not normally list Scottish cases, but have included this one because of its unusual feature
Perth Sherrif Court in Scotland. Victim /Abuser 49, a Muslim convert. Jailed 30 months for sexual assault and abduction. He had attempted to commit ‘suicide by rape’. He was told he would have to find a new mosque to pray at when he is released as his current one is located close to his victim’s home.
• Peterborough 2014 (1)
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 (2)
Peterborough court. Victim 12 yo/Abuser 30. Jailed 12 years for sexual assault on a girl under 13 by penetration and two specimen charges of sexual activity with a child. He will be deported after serving his sentence. The ninth person to be convicted under Operation Erle
• Peterborough 2014 and 2015
Old Bailey court. Victims 12-16 yo/10 perpetrators 14-43 yo: Pakistani, Iraqi Kurdish, English, Slovak Roma. Operation Erle
• Peterborough 2017 (Trial begins 13 November 2017)
To appear at Peterborough Crown Court on November 13. Charged with raping and kidnapping a 31 yo woman in Castor on 26 September
• Preston 2007
Preston court. Two victims 14 yo/Abusers 32 and 46. Both jailed for 5y 8m. “They’d give us cans of lager, bottles of Jack Daniels and sometimes ecstasy, cocaine and cannabis … The time Zulfi attacked ‘Fiona’ was the worst. I remember hearing her screaming because he was whacking her across the back with a metal bar when she refused to have sex with him.” Many cases do not make it to court because the children are too scared to talk. Blackburn, Burnley
• 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 (illegal immigrant). All Kurds. Attack in June 2011. At Preston Royal Hospital, doctors found she had suffered such severe internal injuries that it was four days before they could fully examine her. ‘I couldn’t stand up, and I was covered from head to foot in bruises’. Judge: “among the worst to have come before this court in recent years”
• 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.
• Preston 2018
Carlisle court. Two child victims, one specified as male/Abuser 39 in 2018. Jailed 14 years for attempted rape and two counts of sexual assault committed against a child in Cumbria 2010-2012 and Lancashire in 2007. Police: He took advantage of a child and made them feel as if they could not speak out on what he had done to them. Throughout his interviews he denied all the offences put towards him by detectives which I believe indicated a complete lack of remorse
Canterbury court. Victim 16 yo/Four abusers 17-37. The gang rape happened on 18 September 2016 above a kebab shop owned by one of the accused. The three adults jailed for 14 years each, the 17 yo for 7 years. Prosecutor: “The Crown’s case is that her drunkenness, youth and vulnerability would have been recognised by the defendants. And it was these factors that they took advantage of.”
• 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. Victims 15-16 yo, five White British girls/9 abusers 22-59 yo. 8 Pakistani, 1 Afghan. The investigation identified 47 victims. 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.” One convicted man was a Muslim preacher. 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. Profoundly vulnerable girl raped in 2008 and 2009; no charges till 2012 (GMP apologised). Abusers plied her with vodka and cannabis before committing their offences. 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
• Rochdale 2017 (3) (Assault, not grooming)
Manchester court. Victim 16/Abuser 26. 3 years jail for sexual assault.
• 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.” A ninth man jailed for 9 ½ years on 12 May 2017. Munsborough. In June 2017 the country’s top judge labelled Arshid Hussain “supremely evil” as he threw out his appeal.
• 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)
Sheffield court. Victim 12 and 13/Abusers now 37-39. Convicted of all 15 charges of indecent assault and jailed for 21 years between them. The first to be charged under the NCA’s Operation Stovewood. Offences between June 1994 and June 1995. The victim and friends were plied with alcohol and sexually assaulted in car parks and behind shops in Masbrough. “The men intimidated the girl by saying they would tell her mother what she was doing and called her a slag — this scared her. This was a way of controlling and pressurising her.”
• Rotherham 2017 (3)
Sheffield Crown Court on 1 December 2017. 8 victims under 16/12 alleged abusers. Abuse from 1998 to 2003. Twelve men charged with charges of rape, aiding or abetting rape, indecent assault, sexual touching, supply of controlled drugs and false imprisonment.
• Rotherham 2017 (4) Trial in progress
Sheffield court. Victim about 14 (now 28)/Alleged abuser charges with indecent assault. Alleged abuse January to April 2003. The victim initially went to the police on April 8, 2003 to report the abuse, but was ‘intimidated’ into not proceeding with the case.
[The accused has already been convicted of other offences against this victim. See: “Rotherham 2016 (2)” above]
• Rotherham 2018 (1)
Sheffield court. Victim 14 or 15 /Abuser now 47. Abuse in 2003. Whiston, Wellgate.
• Rotherham 2018 (2)
Sheffield court. One victim fell pregnant at the age of 14 and said she felt her childhood had been ‘snatched away.’ She claims the abuse she suffered between 1998 and 2001 began when she was just 13 years old. “By the age of 16 I had slept with 100 Asian men”
• 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
• Sheffield 2018
Sheffield court. Victim 25/Two abusers 15 and 18 at the time of the offence. Jailed for 15 and 6 years. “The young woman was threatened with a gun to her head, before being raped behind a mosque, in the street and at her own home by two Sheffield teenagers.” Rapist told victim: “Don’t tell the police, because if you do, we will be back to blow your heads off.” The older abuser had a record including a sexual assault and an offence of malicious communications, in which he threatened to rape and kidnap a young girl when he was 15 and 16-years-old. Fir Vale
• Skegness 2017 (Trial set for 20 November 2017)
Lincoln court. Victim’s age not provided/Accused in his early 20s. Charges: attempted rape and sexual assault
• Skipton 2009
Bradford court. Victim 14 yo/7 men charged; 4 21-37 yo convicted of 28 sexual offences against the vulnerable girl. Keighley, Skipton Grooming. “Judge Benson lifted an order prohibiting the media from reporting how the jury were quizzed briefly over any connections they may have with the British National Party before the trial started. A concern had been expressed that BNP leader Nick Griffin’s explosive claims several years ago that gangs of Asian men were grooming white girls for sex might influence their judgment.”
• 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.”
• Southampton 2014
Court not specified. Victim 16 yo/ Abuser 25 yo is from Guinea. Jailed two years for sexual assault
• Southampton 2017 (in progress)
Southampton court on 14 August 2017. Victim 18/Accused 19 and 20. Offence August 2016
• 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 (1)
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”
• Sunderland 2016 (2)
Update 14 May 2016: Breitbart
Allegations: Victim: Chelsey Wright, an English woman 26 yo/Six abusers from Iraq, Syria, Bahrain aged 20-30 were arrested and bailed. Violent rape. Hedon
• Sunderland 2017 (1)
Newcastle court. Three victims, one 17 yo / Abusers 19-34 gave victims MDMA . Five charges of rape and drugs charges. Sunderland. On 27 November the jury was “discharged for legal reasons” and a fresh trial scheduled for 2018.
• Sunderland 2017 (2)
Teeside court. Victim’s age not reported/Abuser 42 yo. Convicted of two rapes in July 2015.
• 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
• Swansea 2017
Swansea court. Victim 17/Abuser40. Taxi driver abused his position to rape a passenger in his home in June 2016. Hafod
• Swindon 2017
Swindon Court. Four victims 18 and adult/Abuser 51 in 2017. Jailed for two years for abuse of female taxi passengers 2012 to 2016. He accused one victim of being racist. Judge: You are a religious man with a strong faith. Over the course of four years or so when you were working as a mini cab driver you used your position and the vulnerability of drunk women out late at night to sexually assault them.”
• Telford 2000
Lucy Lowe, 16, was killed in 2000 along with her mother and sister after her 26-year-old abuser set fire to their house. Cabbie Azhar Ali Mehmood targeted Lucy in 1997 and she was just 14 when she gave birth to his daughter. He was jailed for murdering Lucy, her mum Eileen and 17-year-old sister Sarah. But he was never arrested nor charged in connection with any child sex crimes over his illegal relationship with the schoolgirl.
• 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.)
Telford 2018 (Trial to open at Shrewsbury Crown Court 26 March 2018)
Shrewsbury court. Victims children/Defendants 19-22. Mr Hizam is also accused of five counts of child abduction and five counts of sexual activity with a child, while Mr Suleyman faces charges of two counts of rape, false imprisonment and causing a child to view indecent images.
• 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.”
• Trafford 2017
Bolton court. Victim in her 40s/Abuser 44. Jailed 8 years for rape. Stretford
• Winchester 2011
Winchester court. Victim 16 yo/ Abuser 23 yo is from Guinea. Jailed 18 months for sexual assault
Worcester 2018 (1)
A report on 8 February of six men aged 19 to 25 arrested for a variety of child sex abuse and drug offences. No charges laid so no names released.
Worcester 2018 (2) Trial set for December 4 2018
Worcester court. Alleged victims adults/Alleged abuser 32. Two separate assaults.
• 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.”
• York 2017
York court. Victim a woman/Abuser 33 yo Egyptian. Pleaded guilty to sexual assault in August 2017. In November sought to change his plea. Came to Britain several years ago. Used interpreter in court. Jailed for 4 years 4 months. Judge said that had he the power he would have had no hesitation in making a deportation order himself. Judge also said had he been “playing fast and loose for a long time now” with the immigration system.
Note on Keighley: On the basis of 2011 census data, one in every 250 Keighley Muslim men of working age were in the dock for the one 2016 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. In June 2017 West Yorkshire Police were reportedly investigating 179 new sex crimes in Keighley involving 165 suspects.
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 April 2017 there were 14,055 lines of enquiry. 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. In November 2017 Operation Stovewood” were actively engaged with 239 victims. 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.
Note on nationalities/ethnicities: In most media reports the ethnic/national background of the abusers is not mentioned. We have extracted the following information from the cases reported above.
- Afghans (Leicester 2013, Canterbury 2014, Banbury 2015)
- “Africans” (Banbury 2015)
- Bahrain (Sunderland 2016)
- Bangladesh (Burnley 2011, South Shields 2013, Keighley 2016, Rochdale 2016, Canterbury 2017, Luton 2017, Newcastle 2017)
- British Muslim convert (Perth 2017)
- “Caribbean converts to Islam” (Banbury 2015)
- Egyptian (York 2017)
- Eritrea (Oxford 2012, Cardiff 2017)
- Guinea (Winchester 2011, Southampton 2014)
- India (Newcastle 2017)
- Iranian (Manchester 2011, Banbury 2015, Chelmsford 2016, Liverpool 2017, Gateshead 2017)
- Iraq (Gateshead 2017, Newcastle 2017, Notting Hill 2017)
- Iraqi Kurd (Sheffield 2007-8, Peterborough 2014 & 15, Newcastle 2017)
- Kurd unspecified (Preston 2012)
- Kuwaiti Bedouin (Darlington 2017)
- Moroccan (Canterbury 2017)
- Muslim Slavs (Banbury 2015)
- Pakistan (High Wycombe 2011, Oxford 2012, Peterborough 2014 & 15, Keighley 2016, Rochdale 2016, Rotherham 2016, Newcastle 2017, Cambridge 2017, Bournemouth 2017)
- Palestinian (Oxford 2014)
- Somali (Haringey 2008, Ipswich 2013, Bristol 2014 and 2015, Manchester 2016, Exeter 2017, Liverpool 2017)
- Sudan (Dartford 2008, Hove 2017)
- Syrian (Coventry 2017, Paddington 2017)
- Turkish (Yeovil 2016, Newcastle 2017)
- Yemen (Middlesbrough 2017)
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). McLoughlin updates the tally here. See also this map.
No further additions to this compilation will be made relating to trials ended after August 2018. We believe we have made our point with the above reports. The abuse and the trials continue.
Corrections by e-mail here
Last updated 20 September 2018. More to come.