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Five men jailed for grooming two teenage girls in Rochdale

Five men have been jailed for more than seven decades for non-recent child sexual exploitation in Rochdale, following a partnership response by Greater Manchester Police, Rochdale Council and the Crown Prosecution Service.

The teenage girls who were aged 13 and 14, picked up in their school uniforms outside of school and piled with alcohol and drugs before being sexually assaulted.

The court heard that they were abused by various men, either together or on their own.

The girls were sexually assaulted in cars, public parks, on Saddleworth Moor and in flats and houses in Rochdale, the jury was told.

The offenders were found guilty of abusing two girls in the town between 2002 and 2006.

Today (Tuesday 31 October 2023), Jahn Shahid Ghani (30/03/73) was sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment for six counts of sexual assault and one count of causing a child to engage in sexual activity, Mohammed Ghani (23/09/84) was sentenced to 14 years for five counts of sexual assault, Insar Hussain (23/03/85) was sentenced to 17 years for one count of rape and two counts of sexual assault, Ali Razza Hussain Kazmi (26/08/87) was sentenced to eight years for one count of rape and two counts of sexual intercourse with a child, and Martin Rhodes (16/02/84) was sentenced to 12 years six months for four counts of sexual assault. (source

The trial was the biggest child sexual exploitation crown court case involving men from Rochdale since 2012, when nine men were convicted of grooming and abusing girls as young as 13.


Chloe Cook - Chief Officer of Safe and Free says:

It's never too late to get justice, these men degraded these young vulnerable women at the ages of 13 and 14 and exploited them for several years, the victims have shown an immense amount of bravery.


Report your Concerns

Call the Modern Slavery Helpline on 08000 121 700 or the police on 101. In an emergency call 999.

Report to the Police or to the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority 0800 432 0804.

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