Men found guilty of sexually abusing schoolgirls on a ‘massive scale’

Six men involved in a child sex ring in Aylesbury have been found guilty of abusing two young girls.
GUILTY: (From left to right) Vikram Singh, Arshad Jani, Asif Hussain, Taimoor Khan, Mohammed Imran and Akbari KhanGUILTY: (From left to right) Vikram Singh, Arshad Jani, Asif Hussain, Taimoor Khan, Mohammed Imran and Akbari Khan
GUILTY: (From left to right) Vikram Singh, Arshad Jani, Asif Hussain, Taimoor Khan, Mohammed Imran and Akbari Khan

A total of 11 men went on trial for 51 offences between 2006 and 2012 including multiple rape of a child under 13, child prostitution and administering a substance to “stupefy” a girl in order to engage in sexual activity.

The jury took more than 42 hours to find six of them guilty of a range of offences against the girls, who spent days giving evidence and being cross-examined at the Old Bailey.

Sentencing was adjourned to September 7.

Guilty: Vikram SinghGuilty: Vikram Singh
Guilty: Vikram Singh

The trial lasted more than two months, and the jury were told how the men would give the girls drugs, alcohol and attention to win their trust.

In an opening statement to the court prosecutor Oliver Saxby said: “This case concerns child sexual exploitation on a massive scale. It features two young girls who were exploited and sexually abused from the age of 12 or 13.”

He added: “They were wanting to feel grown up. And looked after. They were easy prey for a group of men wanting casual sexual gratification that was easy, regular and readily available.”

The jury was told that ‘victim A ‘had been passed between 60 men – ‘almost all Asian’ – for sex and had been conditioned to think it was normal behaviour.

Guilty: Arshad JaniGuilty: Arshad Jani
Guilty: Arshad Jani

Vikram Singh, 45, of Cannock Road, Aylesbury, was found guilty of four counts of rape and one of administering a substance with intent

Asif Hussain, 33, of Hodge Lea, Milton Keynes, was convicted of three counts of rape

Arshad Jani, 33, of Cousins Drive, Aylesbury, was found guilty of rape and conspiracy to rape

Mohammed Imran, 38, of Springcliffe Street, Bradford, was convicted of three counts of rape, one count of conspiracy to rape and one count of child prostitution

Guilty: Akbarai KhanGuilty: Akbarai Khan
Guilty: Akbarai Khan

Akbari Khan, 36, of Mandeville Road, Aylesbury, was found guilty of two counts of rape, one of administering a substance with intent and conspiracy to rape

Taimoor Khan, 29, of Highbridge Road, Aylesbury, was convicted of one count of sexual activity with a child

Sajad Ali, 34, of Brockhurst Road, Chesham, was found not guilty of sexual activity with a child

Sohail Qamar, 41, of St Anne’s Road, Aylesbury, was cleared of two counts of rape, and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Guilty: Taimoor KhanGuilty: Taimoor Khan
Guilty: Taimoor Khan

Faisal Iqbal, 32, of Pixie Road, Aylesbury, was cleared of rape and sexual activity with a child

Harmohan Nangpal, 41, of Langdale Drive, Hayes, was cleared of one count of rape, and one count of sexual activity with a child

The jury could not decide on charges against Jerome Joe, 35, of Pightle Crescent, Buckingham. He denies one count of rape and one count of sexual activity with a child.

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