FIVE members of a grooming gang who raped and sexually abused two teenage girls have been jailed for up to 20 years.
The “vile” perpetrators treated the young people as “mere objects” and abused them on a daily basis between 2002 and 2006.
Girls A and Girl B were plied with alcohol and drugs before being repeatedly attacked in Rochdale, Gtr Manchester.
Jahn Shahid Ghani, 50, got 20 years and his brother Mohammed, 14, at Manchester’s Minshull Street Crown Court.
Insar Hussain, 38, got 17 years, Ali Razza Hussain Kazmi, 36, eight years and Martin Rhodes, 39, got 12½ years.
Sharon Hubber, head of children’s services at Rochdale Borough Council, said: “No amount of time in prison can replace the years these offenders stole from their victims.”
Frances Killeen, senior Crown prosecutor for CPS North West’s Complex Casework Unit, said the group showed “complete disregard” for its victims.
She said: “The men who committed these appalling crimes have finally been brought to justice.”
“They all showed a complete disregard for the impact their abuse would have on their victims. These incidents continue to impact women’s lives today.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank both victims for reporting the crimes to the police and for having the confidence to see these criminal proceedings through to the end.”
“I hope this conviction gives other survivors of sexual abuse the confidence to come forward. It is never too late to seek justice.”