Five men jailed for child sexual exploitation

A gang of five men from Rochdale have been locked up after raping and sexually assaulting three teenagers.

Joshim Miah, 32, Ittefaq Yousaf, 26, Mohammed Sadeer, 28, Mohammed Miah, 41, and Ashafaq Yousaf, 31, have been jailed for a total of more than 55 years.


Their convictions follow the on-going Operation Doublet investigation aimed at tackling child sexual exploitation in Rochdale.


The five men targeted three victims between 2004 and 2008 who were aged between 14 and 16.


They were found guilty of several sexual offences following a trial and sentenced at Minshull Street Crown Court.


Senior investigating Officer Jamie Daniels for Operation Doublet said this was an extremely complex case. I want to thank the victims for the immense bravery they have shown; we could not have arrived at this point without their courage and support.


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