Monday, 29 November 2021

Six Men Jailed for 81 years for “vile” abuse of two Rotherham girls

YORKSHIRE: Six men involved in horrific sex attacks on girls as young as 12 in Sheffield and Rotherham have today been jailed for a total of 81 and a half years. Two of the defendants screamed ‘Allahu Akbar!’ as they were lead to the cells while on of the victims shouted ‘justice is served!’ Three brothers – Tayab Dad, aged 34, of St Lawrence Road, Tinsley, Sheffield; Basharat Dad, 32, of Eldon Road, Eastwood, Rotherham and Nasar Dad, 36, of Cranworth Road, Eastwood, Rotherham – were among a group of men who abused two young girls in Eastwood, Rotherham, between 1999 and 2001. Basharat Dad was jailed for 20 years after he was found guilty of six counts of rape, five counts of indecent assault and one count of false imprisonment. Nasar Dad, was jailed for 14 and a half years after he was found guilty of rape, inciting indecency with a child and false imprisonment. Tayab Dad was found guilty of one count of rape. He was jailed for 10 years. Mohammed Sadiq, 40, of Oxley Grove, Rotherham and Matloob Hussain, 42, of The Yews, Doncaster Road, Rotherham, were each found guilty of one count of sexual intercourse with a girl under 13. They were jailed for 13 and years each Amjad Ali, 36, of Broad Lane, Hodthorpe, Worksop, already pleaded guilty to one count of sexual intercourse with a girl under 13. He was jailed for 11 years.

Girl A had sexual relationships with Basharat and Nassar Dad, and would spend time ‘chilling’ with them in the back room of their father’s firework shop. The family owned a flat located above a precinct of shops in Fitzwilliam Road and she had consensual sex with both brothers twice at the flat.

She was also raped twice at the flat by Basharat and Nassar on two separate occasions. Ms Drake told the court that Girl A reported the offences carried out against her by the gang when she 12-years-old, but no further action was taken against any of the men. She was interviewed again about all of the allegations in 2015. Under police interview in 2001, Girl A described how Basharat and Nassar made her feel like she was a ‘prostitute’. On one occasion Basharat and Nassar locked the terrified 12-year-old girl. On one occasion Basharat and Nassar locked the terrified 12-year-old girl in the flat overnight, described as being extremely dirty, with no electricity or running water and she was left there until her mother came to rescue her the following day. “The fact they could lock her in a flat in those conditions and walk away shows the contempt they had for her,” Ms Drake said, adding that their contempt towards Girl A was shown again under police interview in 2015 when Basharat described her as being a ‘slag’.

He told police: “She’s dirty, she will go with anyone.” And when interviewed by police about their sexual relationship in 2001 Basharat told officers: “Rape, that’s not rape, she’s done that with a 26-year-old.” Ms Drake said: “It was that contempt that made him feel like he could do that to her.” Girl B met all of the Dad brothers through a school friend when she was 13. She too would be taken to the backroom of the firework shop to ‘chill’. Ms Drake told the court: “You can be sure that Girl B went to the firework shop and had sex with Basharat in that firework shop after he had worn her down and taken away her freedom to choose. She wanted to chill but he was so persistent that she couldn’t say no because he would go on and on until he got what he wanted and that if he didn’t have sex it was a ‘s*** night’. On one occasion Girl B was taken to a flat in Gleadless, Sheffield by Basharat. The court was told how the 13-year-old was plied with cannabis and alcohol, and that every time she would finish a drink Basharat would pour another one into her glass. This led to Girl B being so drunk that she vomited and had to be put to bed.

The following morning Girl B woke up with both Basharat and his brother Tayib, who was not there when she passed out, in bed with her and quickly realised she had been raped. Ms Drake said: “The Crown says something sexual happened in that bed, she was in no position to consent. She was, to use the colloquial phrase, out of it.” Girl A met Hussein when she was hanging around in Rotherham town centre when she was aged just 12 in 2000. She had sex with him once in her sister’s bed when she was the same age. She reported the incident to police in 2001, but at that time she told officers she had sex with Hussein, then aged 25, in his car instead. After being questioned by police Hussein was released without charge in 2001. When Girl A was interviewed by police again in 2015 she admitted to lying in her first interview due to feeling ’embarrassed’ and because her grandmother had come with her to report the offences to the police. Prosecutor Sarah Drake told the court how Girl A referred to Hussein as ‘Matty’ and told a social worker he was her boyfriend. She said: “The defendant told police Girl A was just a customer and they had become friendly. “Why was it a 25-year-old man was friendly with a 12-year-old girl? Why was a 25-year-old man speaking to the mother of a 12-year-old girl? Because he was spending a lot of time with her. You can be sure that when Girl A says she had sex with him she’s not lying.” Girl A met Sadiq in the Kwik Save car park in Rotherham. The court was told that due to the passing of time Girl A could not be sure of exactly when it was between 2000 and 2001 that they met but once they had they would go to the car park to have sex. He was aged 24 – twice her age – when he started a sexual relationship with her. Ms Drake told the court that there was a rumour going around Rotherham at the time that Sadiq had fathered a child with Girl A. Despite this, when questioned by police Sadiq said he and the girl were just ‘acquaintances’ and that their relationship stretched as far as saying hello to one another in the street. Ms Drake said: “What was a mature man doing in Kwik Save car park? How did she know things about him like he had a friend called Tommy Two Thumbs? Why did she have his phone number? Why did she want to meet his mother? She knew all of that because she had sex with the defendant.”

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