UK: Sex gang ringleader unmasked

Pakistani-origin Shabir Ahmed was the ringleader of a group of men who preyed on dozens of young girls in Rochdale, Greater Manchester.

Updated: Jun 22, 2012, 11:41 AM IST

London: The ringleader of a gang of Asian men who preyed on young white girls in Britain has been unmasked after he was found guilty of 30 child rape charges.

Pakistani-origin Shabir Ahmed was the ringleader of a group of men who preyed on dozens of young girls in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, and then passed them around for sex.

He was jailed last month, but can only now be identified, after he was convicted of 30 more horrific rapes in a separate trial, the Daily Mail reports.

Ahmed, known as ‘Daddy’, was one of nine Pakistani men jailed at Liverpool Crown Court for a total of 77 years last month for sex attacks on young British girls.

The takeaway worker and former taxi driver was given a 19-year sentence for conspiracy, two rapes, aiding and abetting rape, sexual assault and sex trafficking.

The Manchester Crown Court heard that Ahmed repeatedly raped and sexually abused a young Asian girl for more than a decade, treating her as a ‘possession’ to use for his own sexual gratification.

The court was told that the victim got the courage to report the rapes to police only after an investigation was launched into the sex grooming scandal in Rochdale.

According to the paper, Ahmed smirked as the jury returned the unanimous verdicts.

ANI