Coventry Grooming Gang Found Guilty In Low Key Trial

Five paedophile grooming gang members from Coventry have been found guilty of a catalogue of child sex crimes against 6 schoolgirls. The sex gang lead by ringleader Waqaar Khan were found guilty following a little publicised trial at Warwick Crown Court. The girls were targeted and groomed  on Facebook and other social media websites. Khan would then arrange for them to be picked up in taxis. Then would give them drink and drugs before sexually abusing them and passing them on to his fellow nonces like a piece of meat.

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Five men convicted of child sexual exploitation

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21/12/2016

Five Coventry men have been convicted of a string of sexual offences and human trafficking against young girls after a six week trial at Leamington Justice Centre.

The jury returned a unanimous verdict today (Wednesday 21 December) after hearing how the gang, led by 24-year-old Waqaar Khan, used social media over a period of months to contact teenage girls and groom them before arranging to meet them with the promise of gifts and shopping trips.

Six teenage girls, five of them under the age of 16, gave evidence to the court detailing how they had been targeted which included being picked up by taxis and taken to parties, or just dropped off at car parks where the men would ply them with alcohol and drugs.

All five have been found guilty of 18 charges against two of the girls, including human trafficking, sexual assault and rape.

On several occasions the two girls were assaulted and on one occasion one girl was rendered unconscious, only to come round with items of clothing missing and finding that sex acts had been performed on her and recorded on mobile phones.

Detective Chief Inspector Ian Green, from the force’s Public Protection Unit, said: “Waqaar Khan first came to our attention in March 2016 when his Facebook account cropped up as a mutual ‘friend’ among several vulnerable young girls in Coventry.

“Around the same time two girls, who had been reported missing from Warwickshire, were linked to Khan and he was arrested for child abduction and released on bail.

“One of the girls alleged she had been raped and a friend of hers posted a picture of Khan and two other men on Facebook asking for their identification.

“All three men went into Coventry police station saying they had no idea what they were being accused off.”

Khan was re-arrested along with Kadeem Bourne, aged 23, and 22-year-old Marcus Woolcock on suspicion of rape and bailed while a comprehensive investigation was launched.

An examination of Khan’s mobile phone revealed thousands of text messages containing sexualised conversations and several videos of graphic sexual abuse.

As officers sifted through the content a pattern of offending emerged. Comments were scattered across different social media platforms and when a reply was received a barrage of messages was sent which quickly became sexual in tone, pressing for a meeting.

Currently hundreds of messages are still being reviewed which relate to a number of separate contacts.

Detectives from the Public Protection Unit began working extensively with the Horizon* CSE team to trace the girls involved and seek out what other offences may have been committed. They identified and made contact with a further four girls who made allegations against the group which also included 19-year-old Keenan Kelly and 20-year-old Zahid Chaudhary.

DCI Green added: “Each girl had a similar story to tell. 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.

“Our specially trained officers and the Horizon Team have been able to work with these girls to reassure them that what has happened is not acceptable and given them the courage and support to give evidence against their abusers.

“I commend their bravery in reliving their devastating experiences to help bring these men to justice and prevent further young girls from enduring the same treatment. As without doubt, these men would have continued.”

He added: “I believe there may be more young girls who are out there and my officers are continuing to investigate to see whether we can trace any more potential victims- if there is anyone else who may have been affected by these men then please contact us, we have specially trained officers who will listen to your concerns.”

John Gregg, Director of Children’s Services, said: “These convictions have been secured because of the incredible courage of the girls in coming forward, and the excellent partnership work of social workers, police and other agencies that has resulted in five dangerous and manipulative men being caught.”

The See Me Hear Me campaign is raising awareness of the signs of child sexual exploitation amongst parents, professionals and young people themselves. Supported by West Midlands Police, the region’s seven local authorities and children’s charities, the See Me Hear Me website explains how to spot the signs of exploitation and where to go to get help. Find out more at http://www.seeme-hearme.org.uk

If you are – or know anyone who is – being sexually exploited, please call us on 101. If you would prefer to give information anonymously, you can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

The dedicated number for Coventry’s Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) is 02476 788555

Childline also have counsellors available online at http://www.childline.org.uk.

The defendants were found guilty of the following charges:
Waqaar Khan − Two counts of human trafficking and three of rape
Kadeem Bourne − Two counts of human trafficking, one of sexual assault and one of rape
Marcus Woolcock − One count each of human trafficking and sexual assault
Zahid Choudhary − One count of human trafficking
Kenan Kelly − One count of human trafficking, one of sexual assault and two counts of rape
Sentencing will take place on 20 January 2017.

*The Horizon Team is a multi-agency specialist team of child protection, CSE and investigative and prosecution experts.

9 thoughts on “Coventry Grooming Gang Found Guilty In Low Key Trial”

  1. I live in Coventry and only just heard this evening, in our local paper, that this paedophile gang has been operating in my City.

    Why are Muslim paedophiles given such secrecy but not people like Lord Bramall, Cliff Richard etc., who turned out to be innocent of any crime. It does appear that there is more consideration given to the Muslims than to the English. I have not even read about this yet in a national paper. Disgraceful bias.

    1. This is pretty standard procedure now with grooming gang trials because they prefer to keep the public in the dark to the big picture. Just slip it out in the local news once it is over. Disgusting how the abuse of children by Muslims is now almost trivialised like it is nothing. Compare that to non events which are making national news such as somebody pulling a hijab off(which often turn out to be fake). There is definetly an agenda in play behind the scenes

      1. Well this is a load of bullshit! facts of the case as stated by the judge as i was sitting in the public gallery being a university student studying my law degree. The judge explicity gave directions to advise this was NOT grooming gang! further every ‘girl involved ‘ lied about their true ages even some of them still state on their facebooks that they are 22 years old.5 of the girls cases were found not guilty as they had lied so much. The judge in her closing summary added that she was disgusted by one of the 17 year old girls comments who advised that she just likes to ‘beat and delete’ lol.. even the girl they got found guilty of was less than convincing giving that all medical evidence went against what she had alleged. In my eyes this was a true miscarriage of justice. These so called rape victims are a true disgrace for the REAL victims of rape out there. 2 of these young lads involved did not even know the others and were not found guilty of any rape..so the gang that has been mentioned of is a joke.

    2. Well this is a load of bullshit! facts of the case as stated by the judge as i was sitting in the public gallery being a university student studying my law degree. The judge explicity gave directions to advise this was NOT grooming gang! further every ‘girl involved ‘ lied about their true ages even some of them still state on their facebooks that they are 22 years old.5 of the girls cases were found not guilty as they had lied so much. The judge in her closing summary added that she was disgusted by one of the 17 year old girls comments who advised that she just likes to ‘beat and delete’ lol.. even the girl they got found guilty of was less than convincing giving that all medical evidence went against what she had alleged. In my eyes this was a true miscarriage of justice. These so called rape victims are a true disgrace for the REAL victims of rape out there. 2 of these young lads involved did not even know the others and were not found guilty of any rape..so the gang that has been mentioned of is a joke.

  2. Well this is a load of bullshit! facts of the case as stated by the judge as i was sitting in the public gallery being a university student studying my law degree. The judge explicity gave directions to advise this was NOT grooming gang! further every ‘girl involved ‘ lied about their true ages even some of them still state on their facebooks that they are 22 years old.5 of the girls cases were found not guilty as they had lied so much. The judge in her closing summary added that she was disgusted by one of the 17 year old girls comments who advised that she just likes to ‘beat and delete’ lol.. even the girl they got found guilty of was less than convincing giving that all medical evidence went against what she had alleged. In my eyes this was a true miscarriage of justice. These so called rape victims are a true disgrace for the REAL victims of rape out there. 2 of these young lads involved did not even know the others and were not found guilty of any rape..so the gang that has been mentioned of is a joke.

    1. Well a jury of their peers who unanimously found the men guilty clearly did not agree with your opinion when finding them guilty of :Waqaar Khan − Two counts of human trafficking and three of rape
      Kadeem Bourne − Two counts of human trafficking, one of sexual assault and one of rape
      Marcus Woolcock − One count each of human trafficking and sexual assault
      Zahid Choudhary − One count of human trafficking
      Kenan Kelly − One count of human trafficking, one of sexual assault and two counts of rape
      The police quite clearly think there are other victims also and still investigating.

      Please stop copying and pasting the same post as reply to other comments on this topic as they get marked as spam automatically

      1. Having being sat through this trial being a University student studying law I am disgusted with what I have viewed. However, this is not for the sensationalist account given by the papers /this website and Police leading people to believe that this was conducted by a vicious gang of groomers BUT due to the opposite.

        What has happened to society today when Girls lie about their true ages and proceed to have consensual sex then later allege rape.5 out of 6 complainants in this matter accusations of rape were all found to be lying and verdicts of NOT GUILTY were reached.

        The final complainant who three of the young lads were found guilty of was also found to be telling considerable lies. An independent police witness (female) who was also present had also advised in her account that the complainant had happily consented to sexual activity. FACT

        Some of the instances where complainants in this matter had alleged being raped

        A complainant had a consensual threesome with individuals the same night before meeting any alleged defendants in this matter again engaging in sexual activity with 2 members involved in this case and then shortly after with a separate male again engaging in consensual sex! This complainant actually agrees that the sex before and after with others not involved was indeed consensual but then with the two in this case was not?! ….Seriously how absurd is this? (rightly so she was found to be lying and the alleged defendants found Not guilty)

        After allegedly being raped the Complainants had proceeded to want to meet the alleged defendants again where on many occasions the complainant turned up and the alleged defendants HAD NOT. This was after the alleged rape. Which real rape victim would proceed to pester their rapist to meet again on numerous occasions? I can certainly argue on behalf of any REAL RAPE VICTIM this would NOT be the case. Again this Complainant was found to be lying and NOT GUILTY VERDICTS reached.

        After being allegedly raped another complainant attempted to contact one of the Complainants on Tinder when this was mentioned in Court the complainant started crying excessively as she had been caught, All raped alleged on this Complainant the defendants were found NOT GUILTY.

        The newspapers and police lies v THE FACTS

        The newspapers state that this gang groomed young girls.

        None of these girls involved were groomed in many instances they had only spoken to the alleged defendants once on these occasions they had lied about their ages. Never told if they were in care (as many of them advised they were over 22) Some of these complainants still have inflated ages on their fb’s. Hmmm

        The Judge in this matter gave EXPRESS direction to this Jury to ensure they did not look to this case as a grooming one and it was not to be considered anything like the grooming cases publicised in other parts of the country as the facts of this case is nothing like the facts of the other cases.

        The defendants gave drink and drugs / and presents/promises of gifts

        Sitting through the trial there was no mention of any drinks or drugs or promises of presents. None of the cases involved any intoxication or drugs or the promise of presents. Only one complainant advised that she had smoked weed and she confirmed this was her own. She also agreed that she was an attention seeker and would frequently cry out for attention and had also accused other males of alleged rapes in the past. All her alleged rapes in this matter in relation to two of the defendants were held to be lies and again Not Guilty Verdicts Reached.

        One of the Complainants rendered ‘unconscious’

        This was alleged by a complainant HOWEVER independent medical evidence in court advised that there was NO indication of this.

        The complainant advised that she was videoed

        The fact is that videos were found in this case but they were all in relation to complainants who were held to be lying about being raped. The videos only helped the defendants case in showing that sexual activity was indeed consensual. The complainant who the young men were found guilty of alleged that there was a video BUT this was NEVER there all phones were in the possession of the police anything deleted was able to be recovered BUT this alleged video was not ever recovered. Only adding to the very likely case that it did not even exist.

        Trial by Social Media

        Another NOTED factor in this case was due to a post made on social media that was shared over 2000 times. This post was made by a family member of one of the complainants, She had put a picture up of a group of 3 males advising that they had raped her friend. The complainant in this matter due to this picture then changed her account and added that another male had also raped her as he was on the picture. It later transpired that this was a lie and in fact she had only accused the other due to the fb post. The complainant (this is the complainant the defendants were found guilty of later} changed her version of events 3 times. The additional male she had accused was cleared of all counts before the jury even considered any verdicts as he was found NOT to have even been present.

        COMPENSATION FOR VICTIMS. MOTIVE FOR INCENTIVE?

        After sitting through this trial it became very evident that the incentive of a huge amount of compensation indeed acts as a legitimate reason for lying complainants. The truth is that they only have to sit through about 2 hours of cross examination for a chance to be awarded massive amounts of compensation if Guilty Verdicts were reached

        This was further evidenced during this particular trial where one of the complainants had already applied for compensation before the trial even started. She also requested that all compensation money be paid into her personal account.

        Conclusion…for now

        There are many instances like the ones made mention of above in this case. The intricate details of this case are baffling and I cannot fathom cases like this can be brought forward by the CPS and the Police in this Day and age.

        The fact that 3 young men one only aged 18 have been incorrectly found guilty by the warped , uneducated jury is disgusting. Anyone with any common sense could see that the Complainant was lying through her teeth. The basis of their Guilty Verdict is horrendous.

        LOBBY FOR CHANGE IN LAW

        I believe that the laws should be changed to punish the Complainants who blatantly lie about such a hideous crimes

        I further hope that there is a change in the law that at the very least requires for members of the jury to undertake IQ tests. As I am sure that there has been a MASSIVE miscarriage of law in this case. But the sad truth is there are many people behind bars for crimes they have not actually committed.

        Finally, it is an injustice that ‘so called victims’ are granted lifetime anonymity irrespective of whether they are found to be lying. Whereas alleged defendants are exposed in the media before any case has even taken place. All alleged defendants should be afforded the same anonymity. I believe there should be changes in LAW in respect of these types of cases.

        I will continue to follow this case and advise of the TRUE facts.

      2. Having being sat through this trial being a University student studying law I am disgusted with what I have viewed. However, this is not for the sensationalist account given by the papers and Police leading people to believe that this was conducted by a vicious gang of groomers BUT due to the opposite.

        What has happened to society today when Girls lie about their true ages and proceed to have consensual sex then later allege rape.5 out of 6 complainants in this matter accusations of rape were all found to be lying and verdicts of NOT GUILTY were reached.

        The final complainant who three of the young lads were found guilty of was also found to be telling considerable lies. An independent police witness (female) who was also present had also advised in her account that the complainant had happily consented to sexual activity. FACT

        Some of the instances where complainants in this matter had alleged being raped

        A complainant had a consensual threesome with individuals the same night before meeting any alleged defendants in this matter again engaging in sexual activity with 2 members involved in this case and then shortly after with a separate male again engaging in consensual sex! This complainant actually agrees that the sex before and after with others not involved was indeed consensual but then with the two in this case was not?! ….Seriously how absurd is this? (rightly so she was found to be lying and the alleged defendants found Not guilty)

        After allegedly being raped the Complainants had proceeded to want to meet the alleged defendants again where on many occasions the complainant turned up and the alleged defendants HAD NOT. This was after the alleged rape. Which real rape victim would proceed to pester their rapist to meet again on numerous occasions? I can certainly argue on behalf of any REAL RAPE VICTIM this would NOT be the case. Again this Complainant was found to be lying and NOT GUILTY VERDICTS reached.

        After being allegedly raped another complainant attempted to contact one of the Complainants on Tinder when this was mentioned in Court the complainant started crying excessively as she had been caught, All raped alleged on this Complainant the defendants were found NOT GUILTY.

        The newspapers and police lies v THE FACTS

        The newspapers state that this gang groomed young girls.

        None of these girls involved were groomed in many instances they had only spoken to the alleged defendants once on these occasions they had lied about their ages. Never told if they were in care (as many of them advised they were over 22) Some of these complainants still have inflated ages on their fb’s. Hmmm

        The Judge in this matter gave EXPRESS direction to this Jury to ensure they did not look to this case as a grooming one and it was not to be considered anything like the grooming cases publicised in other parts of the country as the facts of this case is nothing like the facts of the other cases.

        The defendants gave drink and drugs / and presents/promises of gifts

        Sitting through the trial there was no mention of any drinks or drugs or promises of presents. None of the cases involved any intoxication or drugs or the promise of presents. Only one complainant advised that she had smoked weed and she confirmed this was her own. She also agreed that she was an attention seeker and would frequently cry out for attention and had also accused other males of alleged rapes in the past. All her alleged rapes in this matter in relation to two of the defendants were held to be lies and again Not Guilty Verdicts Reached.

        One of the Complainants rendered ‘unconscious’

        This was alleged by a complainant HOWEVER independent medical evidence in court advised that there was NO indication of this.

        The complainant advised that she was videoed

        The fact is that videos were found in this case but they were all in relation to complainants who were held to be lying about being raped. The videos only helped the defendants case in showing that sexual activity was indeed consensual. The complainant who the young men were found guilty of alleged that there was a video BUT this was NEVER there all phones were in the possession of the police anything deleted was able to be recovered BUT this alleged video was not ever recovered. Only adding to the very likely case that it did not even exist.

        Trial by Social Media

        Another NOTED factor in this case was due to a post made on social media that was shared over 2000 times. This post was made by a family member of one of the complainants, She had put a picture up of a group of 3 males advising that they had raped her friend. The complainant in this matter due to this picture then changed her account and added that another male had also raped her as he was on the picture. It later transpired that this was a lie and in fact she had only accused the other due to the fb post. The complainant (this is the complainant the defendants were found guilty of later} changed her version of events 3 times. The additional male she had accused was cleared of all counts before the jury even considered any verdicts as he was found NOT to have even been present.

        COMPENSATION FOR VICTIMS. MOTIVE FOR INCENTIVE?

        After sitting through this trial it became very evident that the incentive of a huge amount of compensation indeed acts as a legitimate reason for lying complainants. The truth is that they only have to sit through about 2 hours of cross examination for a chance to be awarded massive amounts of compensation if Guilty Verdicts were reached

        This was further evidenced during this particular trial where one of the complainants had already applied for compensation before the trial even started. She also requested that all compensation money be paid into her personal account.

        Conclusion…for now

        There are many instances like the ones made mention of above in this case. The intricate details of this case are baffling and I cannot fathom cases like this can be brought forward by the CPS and the Police in this Day and age.

        The fact that 3 young men one only aged 18 have been incorrectly found guilty by the warped , uneducated jury is disgusting. Anyone with any common sense could see that the Complainant was lying through her teeth. The basis of their Guilty Verdict is horrendous.

        LOBBY FOR CHANGE IN LAW

        I believe that the laws should be changed to punish the Complainants who blatantly lie about such a hideous crimes

        I further hope that there is a change in the law that at the very least requires for members of the jury to undertake IQ tests. As I am sure that there has been a MASSIVE miscarriage of law in this case. But the sad truth is there are many people behind bars for crimes they have not actually committed.

        Finally, it is an injustice that ‘so called victims’ are granted lifetime anonymity irrespective of whether they are found to be lying. Whereas alleged defendants are exposed in the media before any case has even taken place. All alleged defendants should be afforded the same anonymity. I believe there should be changes in LAW in respect of these types of cases.

        I will continue to follow this case and advise of the TRUE facts.

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