A gang of 12 men who raped a vulnerable schoolgirl before “casting her aside” have been sentenced to a total of 140 years imprisonment.
The Telegraph & Argus reports that ten of the men were convicted of raping the girl in the town of Keighley when he was between 13 and 14 years old, while another was found guilty of sexual activity with the girl. A twelfth man had already pleaded guilty to rape and sexual activity with a child.
The trial last year heard how the girl was “raped in car parks, parks and churchyards” in the small town in the north of England. Judge Roger Thomas QC told Bradford Crown Court: “In 40 years of practice, I have never seen a dock that has been as insolent and disrespectful as this one. I have the poorest of opinions about the defendants.”
The court heard how the man branded the girl a “little white slag” and a “white bastard” as she laid crying on the floor. She was passed around the gang by a “nasty” 17-year-old drug dealer named Ahmed Al-Choudhury who allegedly first raped her in a churchyard after she refused to continue delivering drugs for him. He is thought to have fled abroad.