SCHOOLGIRL RAPE: ‘Evil man who has slipped net’ was ringleader for Keighley schoolgirl’s multiple sex attacks, court told
THE “evil” central figure in the case of 12 men convicted of sexually abusing a Keighley teenager, drug dealer Arif Choudhury, was blamed by many of the defendants for planning the rapes.
He has left the country and is believed to be in Bangladesh.
Choudhury, 18, formerly of Victoria Avenue, Keighley, was accused by the girl of raping her in the grounds of a Keighley church when she was 13, after she refused to sell any more drugs for him
This morning, the court has been hearing mitigating statements from some of those convicted and the sentencings may now be given on Monday.
Eleven Keighley rapists and a cab driver who sexually abused a vulnerable teenage schoolgirl to be sentenced at Bradford Crown Court
Ten of the rapists were found guilty in December when the judge described some of those convicted as “insolent, arrogant and disrespectful”.
The Recorder of Bradford, Judge Roger Thomas QC said their behaviour throughout the trial was the worst he had seen in 40 years of legal practice.
He told them they had “quite frankly treated these proceedings with a certain amount of contempt and arrogance”.
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