Huddersfield: 20 men convicted in latest child sex abuse scandal

A total of 20 men have been convicted following a yet another shocking grooming scandal, this time in Huddersfield.

The abuse of girls as young as 11 saw offences ranging from rape to inciting child prostitution, abduction of a child and of making indecent images of children.

15 schoolgirls, some of whom had learning disabilities and some who were in care, were abused between 2004 and 2011.

They were groomed and then given drugs and alcohol before being abused. One young girl was She was abducted from a care home and made to perform an oral sex act, according to the Huddersfield Examiner.

Ringleader Amere Singh Dhaliwal was jailed for life earlier this year. He’ll have to serve a minimum of 18 years. The judge to him that: “Your treatment of these girls was inhuman.”

He alone was convicted of 54 separate accounts, including 22 rapes with 11 different girls, as reported by The Guardian.

The judge also said that: “It was a very significant campaign of rape and other sexual abuse. Children’s lives have been ruined and families profoundly affected by seeing their children, over months and years, out of control, having been groomed by you and other members of your gang.”

A total of 16 men have been jailed so far. They are: Amere Singh Dhaliwal, Irfan Ahmed, Zahid Hassan, Mohammed Kammer, Mohammed Rizwan Aslam, Abdul Rehman, Raj Singh Barsran, Nahman Mohammed, Mansoor Akhtar, Wiqas Mahmud, Nasarat Hussain, Mohammed Irfraz, Faisal Nadeem, Mohammed Azeem and Manzoor Hassan.