Six guilty of child sex of­fences

Group to be sen­tenced over var­i­ous of­fences with vic­tims aged un­der 16

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - by Camilla Good­man camilla.good­man@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

SIX men – five of them from Buck­ing­hamshire – have been found guilty of child sex of­fences at the end of a nine-week trial at the Old Bai­ley in Lon­don.

The of­fences re­late to two vic­tims, both aged un­der 16 at the time of the of­fences, which oc­curred in Ayles­bury be­tween Jan­uary 2006 and De­cem­ber 2012.

Vikram Singh, 46, of Can­nock Road, Ayles­bury, was found guilty of four counts of rape and one count of ad­min­is­ter­ing a sub­stance with in­tent.

Asif Hus­sain, 32, of Ros­sal Place, Milton Keynes, was found guilty of three counts of rape.

Mo­hammed Im­ran, 37, of Spring­cliffe Street, in Brad­ford, was found guilty of three counts of rape, one count of con­spir­acy to rape and one count of ar­rang­ing or fa­cil­i­tat­ing child pros­ti­tu­tion.

Ar­shad Jani, 32, of Cousins Drive, Ayles­bury, was found guilty of one count of rape and one count of con­spir­acy to rape.

Ak­bari Khan, 35, of Man­dev­ille Road, Ayles­bury, was found guilty of two counts of rape, one count of con­spir­acy to rape and one count of ad­min­is­ter­ing a sub­stance with in­tent.

Taimoor Khan, 28, of High­bridge Road, Ayles­bury, was found guilty of one count of sex­ual ac­tiv­ity with a child.

Four men, Sa­jid Ali, 34, of Brock­hurst Road, Che­sham, Har­mo­han Nang­pal, 40, of Lang­dale Drive, Hayes, Sohail Qa­mar, 40, of St Annes Road, Ayles­bury, and Faisel Iqbal, 31, of Pixie Road, Ayles­bury, were found not guilty of of­fences re­lat­ing to the case.

Fol­low­ing the ver­dicts, in­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cer Supt Gill Woot­ton said: “Firstly, I’d like to thank the vic­tims in this case for their brav­ery in com­ing for­ward and hav­ing the im­mense courage to at­tend court.

“It’s be­cause of their courage that six men have been found guilty of se­ri­ous sex­ual of­fences against chil­dren and po­ten­tial vic­tims are safe from them. We’ll con­tinue to sup­port the two vic­tims in this case and any other vic­tims of sex­ual ex­ploita­tion who con­tact us.

“This has been a long and com­plex case in­volv­ing a lot of hard work from many dif­fer­ent peo­ple and agen­cies so I want to thank ev­ery­one for their ef­forts.

“I also want to take this op­por­tu­nity to ask any­one out there who may have been a vic­tim of crime to come for­ward and talk to us. This case shows that we will lis­ten and do ev­ery­thing in our power to bring the of­fend­ers to jus­tice. TVP con­tin­ues to work with part­ners to tackle child sex­ual ex­ploita­tion and to bring his­toric and cur­rent of­fend­ers to jus­tice.”

Sen­tenc­ing will take place on Septem­ber 7.

GUILTY: (From left) Ak­bari Khan, Ar­sad Jani, Asif Hus­sain, Mo­hammed Im­ran, Taimooe Khan and Vikram Singh

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