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Dewsbury child sex abuse gang jailed

Ismail Haji, 39, along with his brother Imran, 36, and factory workers Ibrahim Kola, 36, and Mohammed Chothia, 37Image copyrightWEST YORKSHIRE POLICE
Image captionIsmail Haji, his brother Imran and factory workers Ibrahim Kola and Mohammed Chothia were jailed after a four-week trial
A gang of "devious and manipulative" men who raped, trafficked and groomed two teenage girls has been jailed.
Ismail Haji, 39, his brother Imran, 36, Ibrahim Kola, 36, and Mohammed Chothia, 37, all from the Kirklees area of West Yorkshire, were convicted at Leeds Crown Court of various sex offences.
The four abused a 13 year old and a 15 year old at a flat in Dewsbury in 2014.
West Yorkshire Police said the gang had preyed on "the most vulnerable people in our communities".
The prosecutions came after the 13-year-old victim told a school welfare officer she had been seriously sexually assaulted.
She first met Chothia, a factory worker of Hirstlands Road, Batley, and Ismail Haji, a former taxi driver of Rotary Close, Dewsbury, in August in Thornes Park, Wakefield, along with a 15-year-old girl.
The pair were later introduced to shop assistant Imran Haji, of Manor Way, Batley, and Kola, a factory worker of School Crescent, Dewsbury.
The girls were subjected to sexual assaults at the property in Dewsbury.
The 13-year-old was also abused at another address.
Det Insp Lis Walker of West Yorkshire Police said: "These men took advantage of young and vulnerable victims for the sole purpose of sexually abusing them. 
"They were devious and manipulative in order to achieve their vile objectives."
Ch Supt Mabs Hussain said the gang "behaved in a reprehensible fashion and targeted some of the most vulnerable people in our communities".

Jail terms 

  • Ismail Haji - sentenced to 19 years for three counts of rape, two counts of sexual activity with a child, two counts of grooming and two counts of trafficking
  • Imran Haji - given an eight-year jail term after being found guilty of rape and trafficking
  • Ibrahim Kola - sentenced to 10 years in prison for rape and trafficking
  • Mohammed Chothia - jailed for 13 years after being found guilty of two counts of grooming, two counts of trafficking and one of taking indecent photos of a child

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