via DailyMail: An gang of 12
Asian men Muslim men who repeatedly raped a vulnerable schoolgirl they treated as ‘utterly worthless’ have today been jailed for a total of 140 years.
Their white British victim was abused over a period of 13 months when she was just 13 and 14 years old in 2011-2012 and in one of the attacks, she was raped by five of the men consecutively.
Eleven were today jailed for rape and a twelfth man was jailed for sexual activity with a child under 16 today at Bradford Crown Court, but the ringleader has fled to Bangladesh.
Some of the abuse took place in an underground car park where there was graffiti with the victim’s name and the word ‘corner’ in Keighley, West Yorkshire, where most of the men were from.
The news comes as it emerged that:
- Ringleader Ahmed Al-Choudhury who facilitated most of the offences is believed to now be living in Bangladesh after fleeing at the beginning of the investigation in 2012
- Keighley MP Kris Hopkins spoke out about the ‘sick model’ of Asian sex gangs grooming vulnerable young girls for sex in West Yorkshire
- Hopkins MP caused controversy in 2012 for claiming that Muslim men are ‘fundamentally racist’ and groups were ‘out raping white girls’ at that very moment
After the sentencing, Kris Hopkins, Conservative MP for Keighley spoke out against the ‘sick model of organised groups of Asian men grooming young white girls’.
He said the sentenced were vindication for controversial comments he made during a parliamentary debate in 2012, claiming that organised groups of Asian men were ‘going around raping white girls’.
Mr Hopkins MP said today: ‘I was castigated from many quarters, received many abusive pieces of correspondence and on one occasion was forced to clear my constituency office after receiving a threat.
‘This case, the many guilty verdicts reached and the heavy sentences rightly handed down underline the nature and the truth of the evil I spoke about back then and will continue to raise until it has been eradicated.’
In a Commons speech three years ago, Mr Hopkins caused controversy three years ago when he suggested Muslim men were ‘fundamentally’ sexist towards women.
He warned that gangs of Asian men were at large in Keighley, raping white girls, in the debate which followed the Rotherham sexual abuse scandal.
Questions were asked after it emerged that between 1997 and 2013, there were various reports of sexual exploitation at the hands of Asian men, but some were never made public or finalised.
During the case, the Recorder of Bradford, Judge Roger Thomas QC, said their behaviour throughout the trial was the worst he had seen in 40 years of legal practice.
Judge Roger Thomas QC condemned the ‘insolent and disrespectful behaviour’ the accused showed in court which he said reflected their treatment of their victim.
‘Exactly the same attitude to the 13/14 year old girl who you all sexually abused and exploited for your own selfish gratification.’
He added: ‘None of these defendants had any concern for the victim.
‘They were totally uninterested in her welfare and what damage they were causing her.
‘The victim clearly demanded pity and understanding but their view of her was heartless and demeaning.
‘They saw her as a pathetic figure who had no worth and who served no purpose than to be an object that they could sexually misuse and cast aside.
‘They showed her no shred of decency or humanity when as a vulnerable child she so needed care and understanding.’
The court heard their victim now has post-traumatic stress disorder and clinical depression.