Three members of a Somali sex gang who groomed, raped and subjected vulnerable British schoolgirls as young as 14 to ‘violent and horrible’ abuse are jailed for 32 years in total
Three Somali men jailed for 32 years in total for raping and sexually abusing girls
Sakariya Sheikh, Mohammed Dahir and Abdirashid Abdulahi jailed today
Court heard girls were plied with drugs and booze before being ‘pestered’
Rapes became ‘routine’ and men regarded some victims as ‘cheap & easy’
By EMMA GLANFIELD FOR MAILONLINE
1 November 2016
Three members of a Somali sex gang who trafficked, raped and subjected vulnerable British schoolgirls to ‘violent and horrible’ abuse have been jailed for 32 years in total.
Girls as young as 14 were plied with drugs and alcohol before being ‘pestered again and again’ for sex by the men who operated in inner city Bristol.
Bristol Crown Court heard the rapes became ‘routine’ and the men regarded some of the victims, who cannot be named for legal reasons, as ‘cheap and easy’.
Seven Somali men went on trial at the beginning of September accused of 46 charges in connection with the sex ring, who preyed on girls from a range of different backgrounds and ethnicities.
Three of the men – Sakariya Sheikh, 23, Mohammed Dahir, 24, and Abdirashid Abdulahi, 23 – have now been convicted of 14 charges, including trafficking, sexual assault and rape.
Sheikh was jailed for 16 years after being found guilty of three sexual assaults, two counts of trafficking for sexual exploitation, rape and supplying a class B drug.
Both Dahir and Abdulahi were convicted of two counts of rape each and jailed for eight years.
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