The sexual abuse of a young girl in Rotherham has been described as ‘unimaginable’ by the NSPCC as the charity urged other victims to come forward.
The NSPCC spoke out after three Rotherham men – Riaz Makhmood, Sajid Ali and Zaheer Iqbal – were jailed for over 21 years between them for indecently assaulting a girl who was 12 and 13 at the time of the abuse in the mid 1990s.
They were prosecuted as part of Operation Stovewood – the National Crime Agency’s investigation into child sexual exploitation and abuse between 1997 and 2013.
Riaz Makhmood, 39, of Falding Street; Ali, 38, of James Street and Iqbal, 39, of St Johns Avenue, all in Masbrough, were convicted of 15 counts of indecent assault between them.
Three men have been found guilty of indecently assaulting a girl under the age of 14 following the first trial under Operation Stovewood.
Riaz Makhmood (39), Sajid Ali (38) and Zaheer Iqbal (39), all from Masbrough in Rotherham, were convicted of 15 charges against the victim who was twelve and thirteen at the time of the abuse, which took place in 1994 and 1995.
Prison sentences for child sex abusers welcomed by Rotherham Council
Prison sentences for three men who abused a young girl in Rotherham have been welcomed by the town’s council leaders.
Riaz Makhmood, aged 39, Sajid Ali, 38 and Zaheer Iqbal, 39, all from Masbrough, Rotherham, were jailed for over 21 years between them yesterday after being convicted of 15 counts of indecent assault against a girl who was 12 and 13 at the time.
Their victim, who is now in her thirties, went to South Yorkshire Police last year to report the men for plying her with alcohol and sexually assaulting her in car parks and behind shops in Masbrough during the mid 1990s.
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