Six guilty of child sex offences
Group to be sentenced over various offences with victims aged under 16
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