Daily Mail

Fury as child groomer moans over HIS rights

- By James Tozer

A MEMBER of a notorious grooming gang was slammed yesterday after complainin­g at an immigratio­n hearing about his treatment in Britain.

Adil Khan, 51, who was jailed in 2012 for his part in running a child exploitati­on ring in Rochdale, is living freely in the town six years after efforts to deport him to Pakistan began, having been released on licence.

Along with fellow abuser Qari Abdul Rauf, 52, the formerly joint British-Pakistani national was stripped of his UK citizenshi­p and told he was to be sent back for the public good.

But yesterday he complained to a judge about having no rights in the UK, saying he was ‘surviving on his son’s benefits’.

‘Kick in the teeth for his victims’

The callous comments will pile further agony on victims of the gang, who are already incredulou­s he is still in the country.

Last year one girl told how ‘my heart just stopped beating’ when she spotted Khan shopping in Asda in Rochdale.

Khan was convicted of a catalogue of serious sex offences, including getting a 13-year-old girl pregnant, then traffickin­g a 15-year-old using violence.

Yesterday Maggie Oliver, a detective who quit the police and turned whistleblo­wer when the probe into the gang was halted, called his complaint ‘a kick in the teeth’ for victims.

‘He acted in a completely inhuman way by abusing these poor girls,’ she said. ‘I don’t have one iota of sympathy for him. If he doesn’t like his life in Britain, he simply needs to leave.’

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