Rotherham: Grooming gang jailed for combined 101 years

Six men have been jailed after the abuse of young girls in Rotherham, in the latest sickening case of child sexual exploitation seen in towns across Britain.

The men showed no remorse according to the Rotherham Advertiser, and were found guilty of offences ranging from rape to procuring a girl to have sex with another. They sexually abused five teenage girls.

Those convicted were Mohammed Imran Akhtar (23 years), Iqlak Yousaf (20 years), Nabeel Kurshid (19 years), Salah El-Hakam (15 years), Tanweer Ali (14 years) and Asif Ali (10 years).

These convictions come as a result of the National Crime Agency’s Operation Stovewood investigation, who estimate that there may be as many as 1,500 victims in Rotherham alone. In Huddersfield a gang of 20 men were recently convicted. This was large scale, organised sexual abuse.

As Home Secretary Sajid Javid has made clear, the “statement of the obvious that if you look at the recent high-profile convictions of group-based child sexual exploitation, the overwhelming majority have been of people of Pakistani heritage”. Political correct cowardice must not stand in the way of ending this scourge of mass sexual child abuse.