Reporting restrictions have been lifted on the trial of 7 dirty paedostani beasts from Telford who were arrested as part of West Mercia Police’s Operation Chalice, where evil Muslim nonces groomed as many as 100 white schoolgirls before pimping the victims out amongst their fellow ‘religion of peace’ paedos. No surprise that once again the Islamo-nonces who committed these sick crimes had links to takeaways. A victim support group in Telford suggests that Muslim sex gangs are still abusing schoolgirls in the area.
Seven men were jailed last year following Operation Chalice
Noshad Hussain, 23, was cleared of trafficking a girl, 14, at a trial last year, but the jury was unable to reach a verdict on four charges of engaging in sexual activity with her.
The court ruling marks the end of an investigation into a child prostitution ring in Telford.
Seven men were jailed last year.
The court rejected an appeal by the Crown Prosecution Service against the judge’s ruling that Mr Hussain should not face a retrial.
The ruling means that restrictions put in place while Mr Hussain’s case was considered have been lifted.
Details of previous hearings involving the seven men have been reported but the cases could not be linked until now.
Many of the seven men worked for or had connections with fast-food restaurants across Telford and some of the girls were sold for sex to workers.
The men were all arrested as part of West Mercia Police’s Operation Chalice. Officers said the total number of girls targeted between 2007 and 2009 could be above 100.
You have not shown any remorse or regret for what you did. Instead you have twisted and turned to avoid justice”
Judge Patrick Thomas QC to the Ali brothers
Det Ch Insp Neil Jamieson described many of the girls as “particularly vulnerable”. He said they were groomed, receiving presents such as mobile phones to build up a sense of trust.
“What they would do is drive them around, they would ply them with alcohol, drugs, buy them things, and it would almost be a boyfriend-girlfriend scenario initially.
“It then spiralled into them being shared with other men.
“We found some of the victims had been to Halifax, they’d been to the north of the country, they’d been into Birmingham and they’d been moved around for the purposes of sexual exploitation.”
He described the investigation, which at times involved up to 50 officers, as one of the most complex the force had ever undertaken.
Laura Johnston, director of children and family services at Telford and Wrekin Council, welcomed the sentences and said the council would continue to offer support to the victims.
Det Ch Insp Jamieson said the last four years had been a “real ordeal” for all the victims, particularly those who gave evidence.
He said he hoped the convictions would help the victims “move on” with their lives.
The Telford Muslim Forum condemned the offences and said the whole community had been shocked by what had happened, particularly as it was “in their back yard”
The forum’s chairman, Dr Mohammed Quershi said the past few years had been “hard times,” but “branding a whole community because of the actions of a few is not the right way”.
Nine men were initially charged as a result of Operation Chalice. But in September 2011, a trial at Stafford Crown Court collapsed after three months following representations from defence barristers.
Judge Robin Onions ruled the men should be tried separately.
In the event, a total of seven men were jailed, five of them after pleading guilty to various charges. One was cleared after no evidence was presented and in the case of Mr Hussain the indictment has been stayed.
Inciting child prostitution
Brothers Ahdel Ali, 25, and Mubarek Ali, 29, who had denied a string of child sex offences, were handed the longest sentences, of 18 years and 14 years respectively.
The trial at Worcester Crown Court heard the brothers, of Regent Street, Wellington, sexually abused, trafficked, prostituted or tried to prostitute four Telford teenagers, as young as 13.
In sentencing the pair, Judge Patrick Thomas QC said: “You have not shown at any remorse or regret for what you did. Instead you have twisted and turned to avoid justice.”
Ahdel Ali was found guilty of one charge of rape, 11 charges of sexual activity with a child, three charges of controlling child prostitution, one of inciting child prostitution, a charge of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and meeting a child after grooming.
His brother was convicted of four charges of controlling child prostitution, two of trafficking in the UK for sexual exploitation and a charge of causing child prostitution.
The judge said the elder brother had repeatedly sold one girl “for relatively trivial sums”.
He said Mubarek’s motivations went beyond profit and “involved sheer gratuitous pleasure in the power you exercised over these unhappy girls”.
- Former taxi driver Mohammed Islam Choudhrey, 54, of Solway Drive, Sutton Hill, pleaded guilty to paying for sex with a Telford schoolgirl and was jailed for two-and-a-half years at Wolverhampton Crown Court in November.
- Mohammed Ali Sultan, 26, from Victoria Avenue, Wellington, was jailed for seven years after admitting having sex with two teenage girls, one of whom was 13 years old.
- Mohammed Younis, 61, of Kingsland, Arleston, was jailed for two-and-a-half years for allowing his flat to be used as a brothel by allowing a man to have sex with a girl who was being controlled as a prostitute.
- Mahroof Khan, 35, from Caradoc Flats, Wellington, was given a 30-month sentence after admitting having sex with a 15-year-old girl at his home, but walked free from court due to time spent on remand.
- Tanveer Ahmed, 40, of Urban Gardens in Wellington, was jailed for two-and-a-half years after admitting a charge of controlling a child prostitute.
- Abdul Rouf, 36, of Kingsland, Arleston, walked free from court after no evidence was offered against him, although the judge ordered that a charge of facilitating child prostitution should lie on file.
Telford faces up to child sex abuse cases
Child sex abuse will continue to be a problem in Telford, according to a local support group.
It follows the end of a series of court cases relating to a child prostitution ring.
“It’s very easy to think once the court case is done, that’s the end of the problem and that’s not the case,” Tam Sheen said.
She set up the Calla charity in Telford to support victims and their families who came forward as part of West Mercia Police’s Operation Chalice.
The investigation has seen seven men jailed on charges including rape, trafficking and prostitution, sometimes involving girls as young as 13.
“I think it’s still an issue in this area, from what we understand, but the more attention is drawn to it, the better,” Ms Sheen said.
Telford and Wrekin Council said about 180 young women had been referred to the local authority since 2008, who had “showed some indication of being at risk from sexual exploitation”, although not all directly connected to the sex ring.
It said some of the women had needed “an intensive level of support”.
‘Lives on hold’
West Mercia Police said more than 100 young girls could have been targeted specifically by the group between 2007 and 2009.
A trial in 2011 collapsed after three months and the men were due to be tried separately last year, although five of them ended up pleading guilty.
Ms Sheen said the delays had frustrated victims and families, who had been forced to put their lives on hold.
The most I had sex with during one trip was four people – I had sex with a lot of men”
Telford sexual abuse victim
“They’ve had to wait to see the men sent down and you can’t get on with your life. It’s almost like being held in a vice,” she said.
A ruling by the Court of Appeal on Friday means the case can now be reported in its entirety.
During the trials, the courts heard many of the girls had been particularly vulnerable.
In sentencing two of the men – brothers Mubarek and Ahdel Ali – Judge Patrick Thomas QC said they had targeted children “already gravely damaged by their experience of life”.
During their trial, Worcester Crown Court heard evidence from one girl who was forced to have sex while four months pregnant.
She told the court she had been sold to workers at a fast-food restaurant in Telford.
“The most I had sex with during one trip was four people – I had sex with a lot of men,” she said.
“I don’t remember why. I did not want to do it. I did not like doing it. I did not get any benefits from it. I felt dirty.”
Another girl, who was 13 when Ahdel Ali started having sex with her, said she had asked him to stop.
Despite that, Judge Thomas said the girl did not consider herself as a rape victim.
That has been a common theme, according to Calla.
Support worker Heidi Wiedeman said some of the men had used what was sometimes called the “loverboy” technique, slowly building up a sense of trust and making the girls believe they were in a relationship before pressurising them into sexual acts, first with the abuser himself and then with other men.
Laura Johnston, director of children and family services at Telford and Wrekin Council, said the department had adapted its procedures to help the girls.
She said: “We knew the traditional child protection processes were not going to work here, because the girls did not see themselves as victims.
“So rather than bringing in social workers, which we’d normally do with this sort of child abuse, we were working very closely with youth workers, for example, who were able to build good relationships with the girls and develop a sense of trust.”
She admitted the local authority had needed to improve what she described as a “fragmented” approach when the cases were first reported.
However, she said work done before 2009 was partly responsible for the allegations coming to light.
Issues of grooming were first highlighted by local schools, which noticed changes in some girls’ behaviour, attendance and appearance.
Det Ch Insp Neil Jamieson, who led the investigation for West Mercia Police, said it had been a “real ordeal” for the victims, particularly those who had given evidence.
He said he hoped the convictions would “go some way to help them move on with their future lives”.