Rochdale Sex Trafficking Gang
The Rochdale sex trafficking gang was a group of men who preyed on under-age white teenage girls in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England. They were convicted of sex trafficking and other offences including rape, trafficking girls for sex and conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child, on 8 May 2012. Forty-seven girls were identified as victims of child sexual exploitation during the police investigation. The men were all British Pakistanis (except for one from Afghanistan) and from Muslim backgrounds, and the girls were White; this led to national discussion of whether the crimes were racially motivated, or, conversely, whether the failure to investigate them was linked to the authorities' fear of being accused of racism. In March 2015, Greater Manchester Police apologised for its failure to investigate the child sexual exploitation allegations more thoroughly between 2008 and 2010.
Twelve men were originally charged. Of the nine men convicted, eight were of British Pakistani origin and one was an Afghan asylum-seeker; of the three not convicted, one was cleared of all charges, the jury was unable to reach a verdict in the case of the second, and the third was not present at the trial after fleeing to Pakistan while on bail. Most of the men were married and well-respected within their community. One gang member convicted of sex trafficking was a religious studies teacher at a mosque and a married father of five. The men were aged between 24 and 59 and knew each other. Two worked for the same taxi firm and another two worked at a takeaway restaurant; some came from the same village in Pakistan and another pair shared a flat. The gang worked to secure underage girls for sex. Abuse
The abuse that occurred in 2008 and 2009 centred around two takeaways in Heywood near Rochdale. Despite one victim going to the police in 2008 to report the grooming, and the detectives involved giving her support, the Crown Prosecution Service decided not to prosecute two men, invoking the witnesses' credibility. As a result of the CPS dropping the case, the police halted its investigation, which was only resumed when a second girl made complaints of a similar nature in December 2009. The CPS's original decision was overturned in 2011 when a new chief prosecutor for the region, Nazir Afzal, a first generation British-Pakistani, was appointed.
The victims, vulnerable teenagers from deprived, dysfunctional backgrounds were targeted in "honeypot locations" where young people congregated, such as takeaway food shops. One victim, a 15-year-old known as the Honey Monster, acted as a recruiter, procuring girls as young as 13 for the gang. The victims were coerced and bribed into keeping quiet about the abuse by a combination of alcohol and drugs, food, small sums of money and other gifts.
The oldest member of the gang to be convicted, Shabir Ahmed, was for a while the main trafficker of the victims: on one occasion he ordered a girl aged 15 to have sex with a member of the gang, Kabeer Hassan, as a "treat" for his birthday — Hassan then raped the girl. Abdul Aziz, a married father of three, took over from Shabir Ahmed as the main trafficker and was paid by various men to supply underage girls for sex.
Although some victims willingly had sex with their abusers, others were physically assaulted and raped by as many as five men at a time, or obliged into having sex with "several men in a day, several times a week". The victims, plied with drugs and alcohol, were passed around friends and family, and taken to various locations in the north of England, including Rochdale, Oldham, Nelson, Bradford and Leeds. The abusers paid small sums of money for these encounters, one 13-year-old victim recounted that, after being forced to have sex in exchange for vodka, her abuser immediately raped her again and gave her £40 to not say anything about the incident. Among the incidents that police recorded were: a 15-year old victim too drunk to recall being raped by 20 men, one after the other; another victim so drunk that she vomited over the side of the bed as she was being raped by two men. One thirteen-year-old victim had an abortion after becoming pregnant.Trial and sentences
Some gang members told the court the girls were willing participants and happy having sex with the men. The ring-leader, 59-year-old Shabir Ahmed, claimed the girls were "prostitutes" who had been running a "business empire" and it was all "white lies". He shouted in court, "Where are the white people? You have only got my kind here." Shabir Ahmed's threatening behaviour and calling Judge Gerald Clifton a "racist bastard" resulted in him being banned from the court for the sentencing hearing. The Judge described his outburst as "nonsense" and explained that their present predicament was due to their "lust and greed". Judge Clifton told the convicted gang members: "All of you treated your victims as though they were worthless and beyond any respect – they were not part of your community or religion."
The trial concluded in May 2012 with the following convictions:
Name Sentence Conviction Kabeer Hassan 9 years Rape, Conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with children Abdul Aziz 9 years Trafficking for sexual exploitation, Conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with children Abdul Rauf 6 years Trafficking for sexual exploitation, Conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with children Adil Khan 8 years Trafficking for sexual exploitation, Conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with children Mohammed Sajid 12 years Rape, Sexual activity with a girl under 16, Trafficking for sexual exploitation, Conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with children Mohammed Amin 5 years Sexual assault, Conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with children Hamid Safi 4 years Trafficking for sexual exploitation, Conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with children Abdul Qayyum 5 years Conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with children Shabir Ahmed 19 years Rape, Aiding and abetting a rape, Sexual assault, Trafficking for sexual exploitation, Conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with children
Second sex ring and Operation Doublet
Main article: Operation Doublet
Following the break up of the first sex ring, in May 2012 the police made arrests in relation to an earlier child sexual exploitation ring in Rochdale. Nine men between 24 and 38 years old were arrested on suspicion of sexual activity with a child. Operation Doublet was launched at the same time, as an investigation into child grooming and sexual abuse in the region. Assistant Chief Constable Steve Heywood said in May 2013 that about 550 officers were working on Operation Doublet. He said the investigation was at "an extremely sensitive stage", and that street grooming was the force's top priority, "a bigger priority than gun crime". He said that the investigation was looking at cases in Rochdale dating back to 2003.
In March 2015, ten men aged between 26 and 45 were charged with serious sex offences against seven females who were aged between 13 and 23 at the time. The alleged offences that took place in Rochdale between 2005 and 2013 included rape, conspiracy to rape, inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, sexual activity with a child, and sexual assault.Reaction and public debate
The case raised a serious debate about whether the crimes were racially motivated. Suggestions emerged that police and social work departments failed to act when details of the gang emerged for fear of appearing racist, and vulnerable white teenagers being groomed by Pakistani men were ignored. About a dozen more cases involving Asian Muslims in Northern England are under investigation. A 2012 report by the deputy children's commissioner said that 33% of child sex abuse by gangs in Britain was committed by Asians, where Asians are 7% of the population, but concluded that it was "irresponsible" to dwell on the data.
Ann Cryer, Labour MP for Keighley, recalled in a BBC documentary filmed in 2012 that she had worked with the families of the victims involved, and had been "round at the police station virtually every week" and was "begging" both the police and social services to do something. However, Cryer said, "neither the police nor social services would touch those cases...I think it was they were afraid of being called racist." Cryer had attempted to reach the Muslim community and persuade it to take action: "I went to a friend of mine, who was a local councillor and happened to be a Muslim and therefore able to represent me to the elders, because I thought it was a good move to try to get those elders involved. I hoped that I would be able to persuade the elders to go knocking on doors and say 'this behaviour is un-Islamic and I want it to stop because I'm going to tell the whole community about you and what you’re doing if you don’t'. Now they weren’t prepared to do that."
Tim Loughton, the Minister for Children and Families, said that while there was no evidence that ethnic communities condoned child sexual abuse, he was concerned that some had been slow to report it to the police, and urged police and social workers not to allow "political correctness around ethnicity" to hinder their work to apprehend such criminals.
In late-2011 the Office of the Children's Commissioner started a two-year long inquiry into child sexual exploitation by street gangs. The inquiry issued its final report in November 2013. After the Rochdale gang were sentenced, the UK's Department of Education announced new funding for a specialist foster care scheme to protect vulnerable children in residential care, where some victims had been.
The Times report of 5 January 2011
A report compiled by The Times on 5 January 2011, related to convictions for child sex grooming in the North and the Midlands. Of the 56 offenders convicted since 1997 for crimes relating to on-street grooming of girls aged 11 to 16, three were white, 53 were Asian of which 50 were Muslim, and most were from the British Pakistani community. Furthermore, The Times article alleged: "with the exception of one town there is scant evidence of work being undertaken in British Pakistani communities to confront the problem" of "pimping gangs" largely consisting of "members of the British Pakistani community".
The findings have been questioned by the researchers Ella Cockbain and Helen Brayley, from whose work for the UCL Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science The Times report had drawn much of its evidence. "The citations are correct but they have been taken out of context," Cockbain told The Independent; "Nor do they acknowledge the small sample size of the original research, which focused on just two large cases." Cockbain and Brayley expressed concern that "findings were being overextended from a small, geographically concentrated sample to characterise an entire crime type".Coalition for the Removal of Pimping
Hilary Willmer, representing a Leeds-based support group for parents of sexually exploited girls, the Coalition for the Removal of Pimping (Crop), was quoted as saying "The vast majority [of] perpetrators are Pakistani Asians", with sources inside Crop claiming a percentage as high as 80 per cent although, The Independent noted, "Kurdish, Romanian and Albanian gangs were also involved". Willmer added: "We think this is the tip of the iceberg", although she cautioned against treating the matter as a race crime. "It's a criminal thing." By May 2012, according to The Independent, Crop had "gone suddenly silent" concerning the percentage of abusers of Asian origin who had come to the organisation's attention: Willmer explained to the paper: "We've been accused of being a cover for the BNP". Child protection organisations
In 2011 the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre launched a five-month long investigation into whether there was a link between racial profile and the crime of underage grooming. The organisation defined underage grooming as any situation where a child or young person received a gift in exchange for sexual favours. It drew statistics from organisations such as Barnardo's but the findings were considered inconclusive by expert academics because not all the figures had been compiled in the same way and ethnicity had not always been noted with each reported crime. Ella Cockbain and Helen Brayley pointed out, "There is no criminal offence of 'on-street grooming' and as a result it is very difficult to measure the extent of the crime based on court statistics." Further research has been pursued since late 2011 by the Office of the Children's Commissioner.
Wendy Shepherd, child sexual exploitation project manager for Barnardo's in the north of England, said that since she started working with the organisation, there has been "a shift from the men selling children in ones or twos to something that is much more organised in groups and networks. The networks of men come from different backgrounds: in the North and Midlands many have been British Asians; in Devon it was white men; in Bath and Bristol, Afro-Caribbeans; in London, all ethnic mixes, whites, Iraqis, Kurds, Afghans, Somalis.” She noted that white male predators on the street tend to work alone. She added: "The danger with saying that the problem is with one ethnicity is that then people will only be on the lookout for that group – and will risk missing other threats."
The former head of Barnardo's, Martin Narey, said on BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "For this particular type of crime, the street grooming of teenage girls in northern towns … there is very troubling evidence that Asians are overwhelmingly represented in the prosecutions for such offences." Narey rejected the idea that such gangs were specifically targeting white girls, but suggested vulnerable girls on the street were more likely to be white since Asian girls were subjected to strict parenting and were more likely to be kept off the streets.Response from Muslim spokesmen
In a BBC documentary investigating grooming young girls for sex by some Pakistani men, Imam Irfan Chishti from the Rochdale Council of Mosques deplored the practice, saying it was "very shocking to see fellow British Muslims brought to court for this kind of horrific offence." Mohammed Shafiq, chief executive of the Ramadhan Foundation, accused elders of the Pakistani community of "burying their heads in the sand" on the matter of sexual grooming. He said that of convictions involving child sexual exploitation, 87% were of British Pakistani men and it was a significant problem for that community. He said the actions of criminals who thought "white teenage girls are worthless and can be abused" were "bringing shame on our community."
Sayeeda Warsi, co-chairperson of the Conservative Party, in an interview with the Evening Standard, said "You can only start solving a problem if you acknowledge it first," and added, "This small minority who see women as second class citizens, and white women probably as third class citizens, are to be spoken out against." She described the Rochdale case as "even more disgusting" than cases of girls being passed around street gangs, as the perpetrators "were grown men, some of them religious teachers or running businesses, with young families of their own."
Nazir Afzal, who as the newly appointed chief crown prosecutor decided to bring the case to trial, said that gender, not race, was the key issue: "There is no community where women and girls are not vulnerable to sexual attack and that's a fact." Far-right protests
Protestors from far-right organisations, the British National Party and English Defence League, held demonstrations with slogans like: "Our girls are not Halal meat." About ten people were arrested during the protests and defence lawyers complained of intimidation. In an incident around the start of the trial, takeways in Heywood were attacked by about a hundred youths. Hindu and Sikh objections
Hindu and Sikh groups have objected to media use of the "Asian" description saying that the culprits were "almost always of Pakistani origin" and Muslim. They contend that clouding the issue by calling them "Asians" is unfair towards other groups and detrimental to a frank discussion. Taxi controversy
Two of the convicted gang members worked at Eagle Taxis, which was taken over by Car 2000 after the scandal. The company's owner said that due to requests, clients could choose to have a white driver but this was reversed after 50 Asian drivers protested. Moral panic
Researchers have suggested that the British media’s portrayal of South Asian men as perpetrators of sexual violence against white victims is an example of a moral panic. In particular they point out that the inquiry by the Office of the Children's Commissioner found that, "perpetrators and their victims were ethnically diverse." Review of police actions
On 13 March 2015, Greater Manchester Police apologised for its failure to investigate child sexual exploitation allegations more thoroughly between 2008 and 2010. The apology was made after a review by the Independent Police Complaints Commission "examined the conduct and actions of 13 officers who were involved in Operation Span and the policing of Rochdale Division." Operation Span was the investigation launched in December 2009 into allegations made against the individuals who were convicted in 2012, and others. Assistant Chief Constable Dawn Copley said that, at the time of the earlier investigation, "there was a strong target driven focus, predominantly on serious acquisitive crime. At best this was distracting for leaders and influenced the areas that resources were focussed on." She said that seven officers had been served with misconduct notices, but no further disciplinary action would be taken against them. Copley said: "We apologise to the victims and we give them our assurance that lessons have been learned, changes have been made and we are determined to use this to continue making improvements."
Pakistani Thugs Go To Prison [ 27 June 2011 ]
Iftikhar Syed, 22, of Ellesmere Street, Rochdale was sentenced to 12 months for violent disorder at Bolton Crown Court today.
Omar Syed Iqbal, 18, of Ellesmere Street, Rochdale was sentenced to six years and three months for possessing an offensive weapon and section 18 assault.
Tanveer Syed Iqbal, 30, of Ellesmere Street, Rochdale was sentenced to 14 months for violent disorder.
Mohammed Usman Raja, 22, of Freetrade Street, Rochdale was sentenced to 14 months for violent disorder at a previous hearing.
Anti-English Racists Allowed Pakistani Perverts To Rape English Girls [ 17 May 2013 ]
The suffering inflicted by an Oxford grooming gang on its bewildered victims was, as the NSPCC declared, “beyond imagination”. Girls as young as 11 were abducted, plied with drink and drugs and serially raped. Cigarette burns were merely the most visible of their scars. Six victims, like others before them in Rochdale and Rotherham, have testified in court, but there are thought to be 50 more in Oxford alone.
If the evil that drove their tormenters defies comprehension, the paralysis that let them get away with it for so long beggars belief.
The Times tells the truth sometimes but never all of it because, of course The Times is a propaganda machine controlled by Rupert Murdoch, a Zionist. He knows that Racism is a Marxist construct; that Racism is a Propaganda tool used by politicians to incite Third World criminals while preventing prosecution. These girls are victims of political evil.
Cameron's Growth Industry Thriving As Pakistani Rapists Are Allowed To Get Away With Crime [ 10 June 2013 ]
Victims of sex-grooming gangs are subject to a post-code lottery, with authorities in parts of the country still failing to protect vulnerable children, a group of MPs reports today – years after the failures of Rochdale and Rotherham councils to stop the sexual abuse of young people in their care.........
The councils of Rochdale, in Greater Manchester, and Rotherham, in South Yorkshire, came in for the strongest criticism in the report, which said they were "inexcusably slow" to recognise the widespread organised sexual abuse of children by gangs of Asian [ Pakistani in fact - Editor ] men. The MPs also criticised the Government for failing to expand the use of pre-recorded courtroom cross-examinations of vulnerable victims, although legislation was passed 14 years ago to allow it.........
The MPs said there appeared to be a model of grooming by men of Pakistani backgrounds [ because there is - Editor ], but officials failed to draw attention to the issue because of concerns about the impact that it would have on community tensions. Victims were often underage white girls from vulnerable backgrounds, they said, who were coerced by mostly Asian men into sex through the use of drugs, alcohol and violence.
Compare the half hearted reaction to Pakistani Perverts with the orgy of hate directed at the Englishmen alleged to have killed Lawrence, a black. Racism is BBC policy when it is anti-English racism.
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/crime/article3917004.ece [ 10 November 2013 ]
Police in a scandal-hit town failed to act when an under-age girl told detectives that she had been raped by an older man, it can be revealed after five men were convicted of sexually abusing her.
The 15-year-old, from Rochdale, Greater Manchester, gave a filmed police interview in 2008 in which she described falling victim to sex attacks by a 22-year-old Congolese refugee, Freddie Kendakumana.
Rochdale Rapists Charged - All Nine Are Third World Aliens [ 9 November 2013 ]
The nine men who were charged yesterday in connection with the latest Rochdale grooming investigation are:
Ali Asghar Hussain Shah
Cyril Smith was English but he was allowed to get away with being a Paedophile because he was political, one who infested Rotherham, which is just as nasty as Rochdale.
Clever clogs hiding Pakistani failing to hide Black not even trying
Rochdale Girls Fells into Hands of Sex Gangs because of Shocking Failures [
A generation of underage girls in Rochdale were allowed to fall into the hands of grooming gangs because of a catalogue of failings by the agencies meant to protect them, an official report has concluded.
Changes have been made et cetera. The Guardian is perverting the truth, minimizing the damage, ignoring the causes. Corruption as normal. Importing Third World is a recipe for disaster, for Ethnic Fouling In England as well as the rest of Western Civilization. In fact The Guardian is a propaganda machine inciting the problem.
Rochdale Taxi Firm Supplies English Drivers On Request [ 22 October 2014 ]
The Guardian does not say that this is Racism. They would love to but people have not forgotten that The Establishment allowed Pakistanis to Rape more than 1400 English girls, in Rotherham alone. Racism is a Marxist construct while the Grauniad is run by Marxists. There are 1833 comments, a splendid source for students of Lenin's Useful Idiots & the Loony left suffering from cognitive dissonance aka hypocrisy.
Pakistani Taxi Drivers Annoyed At Being Suspected Paedophiles [ 29 October 2014 ]
55 of them claim they are not guilty. Believe them if you want. Two of them are convicted but of course none of their Pakistani mates grassed them.
Rochdale Has More Rapists Asylum Seekers Than South-East England [ 3 December 2014 ]
This isn't true; the Daily Mail fouled up but the North-East has. Poor Rochdale is heavily infested with Pakistani Perverts & Rapists because Ethnic Fouling In England is what Her Majesty's Government is doing to us with malice aforethought.
Ten Pakistanis Charged In Rochdale Child Grooming Investigation [ 3 March 2015 ]
Ten men have been charged as part of an investigation into child grooming and sexual exploitation in Rochdale. The men are accused of a catalogue of serious sex offences against seven victims, aged as young as 13 at the time of the alleged offences, between 2005 and 2013.........
"So far, 65 people have been arrested as part of Operation Doublet and the investigation continues.
One of them is a Brit. Perhaps they threw him in to make us believe that it is not an all Pakistani business.
Police Will Get Away With Collusion In Pakistani Rape In Rochdale [ 13 March 2015]
No police officer will be disciplined over a force-wide failure to tackle the sexual abuse of teenage girls in Rochdale, according to a report by Greater Manchester police (GMP).
The force looked at the conduct of 13 officers between 2008 and 2010, but served notices of misconduct on only seven. Ultimately only one officer, an inspector, was found to have warranted disciplinary action but he was able to retire without any sanction being taken against him.......
GMP took four years to complete the investigation under the supervision of the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC). The officer who retired had been in a supervisory role in 2008 when Girl A, the teenager at the heart of the landmark 2012 trial of nine paedophiles, made her allegations of abuse. He had been in the force for 30 years.
A second officer failed to serve an abduction notice on Shabir Ahmed, the leader of the gang who preyed on girls visiting two takeaways in Heywood..............
Girl A reacted with fury at the report. “I’m fuming,” she said. “It’s taken them four years and it reads like a whitewash. These policemen have done wrong and yet none of them has been named and the one they wanted to discipline has been able to retire. It just seems very, very convenient.”.......
But in the briefing ACC Copley agreed that the force – whose detectives had found the teenager to be “an excellent witness” – could have contested the CPS decision. Four years after the original investigation was abandoned Girl A became the pivotal witness in the landmark trial at Liverpool Crown Court.
It takes eighteen months to make a policeman, which is to say a hardened liar who commits perjury at the drop of a hat. Ignoring credible complaints of systematic Rape in order to Pervert The Course Of Justice is
Misconduct In Public Office, which happens when a) A public officer acting as such b) Wilfully neglects to perform his duty and/or wilfully misconducts himself c) To such a degree as to amount to an abuse of the public's trust in the office holder d) Without reasonable excuse or justification. The police proved that they will do whatever it takes to get away with crime after the G20 Massacre. Lying to relatives, suppressing evidence, whatever it took.
The Blessings of Diversity Sex-Crimes 101 with Statistical Sue - Rochdale Gets Lucky NOT The Occidental Observer - White Identity, Interests, and Culture
Pakistani Perverts In Rochdale Get Up To 25 Years Each [ 8 April 2016 ]
Ten men who groomed and sexually abused young girls in a town notorious for child exploitation have been jailed.
All of them committed offences against one young teenager who had learning difficulties. Nine of her abusers were sentenced yesterday for 43 crimes against eight girls aged as young as 13 in Rochdale, Greater Manchester.
The lengthy police inquiry that led to their arrest began when a young woman walked into a police station shortly after widespread media coverage of a 2012 trial in which members of a street-grooming network, who were mainly of Pakistani origin, were found guilty of similar
In fact one was English. Blair, Brown, Cameron & other Traitors imported them and theirs. Ethnic Fouling In England is the objective. They are succeeding.
The BBC supplies the mug shots but they are just local news. It was different with Stephen Lawrence. He was not just national news, He was the excuse for twenty years of Racist vitriol & hatred, anti-English, anti-white racist propaganda. That was because Lawrence was black, while the accused men were patriotic Englishmen. The BBC is a corrupt Propaganda machine run by the Enemy Within.