Stoke & Staffordshire

Burton-upon-Trent man jailed for 'predatory' child rape

Nasir Ahmed Image copyright STaffordshire Police
Image caption Nasir Ahmed must also serve four years on extended licence after he is released

A "predatory" child rapist convicted of sexually abusing a girl under 13 has been jailed.

Nasir Ahmed, 41, was sentenced to 16 years' imprisonment on four counts of raping a child.

Five other men were also jailed at Stafford Crown Court in July for offences against the same girl committed over a seven-month period.

Ahmed, from Burton-upon-Trent, was also ordered to serve four years on extended licence upon his release.

'Sinister individuals'

He was found guilty of rape after a two-week trial at Stafford Crown Court.

Ahmed was arrested as part of a Staffordshire Police child exploitation investigation carried out between October 2012 and May last year into a number of assaults on the same victim.

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Image caption Five other men were jailed in July for assaults on the same girl

Ch Insp Steve Maskrey said the sentence reflected the "despicable crimes" inflicted on the girl.

"These men, who acted in a predatory way and sought out a vulnerable young girl to abuse her, have been brought to justice," he said.

"Their actions are inexcusable and the fact they show no remorse only highlights the sinister individuals we're dealing with."

Umber Farrouq, 21, of Belvedere Road, Anees Hanif, 20, of Norfolk Road and Matab Ali, 21, of Gordon Street, were earlier jailed for five-and-a-half years for two counts of sexual activity with a child.

Hanif was also given five-and-a-half years for inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, to run concurrently with his other sentence.

Junaid Ali, 20, of Shobnall Street, was sentenced to five-and-a-half-years for the attempted rape of a child.

All four men were put on to the sex offenders register indefinitely.

Ameer Arshad, 19, of Waterloo Street, was found guilty of blackmail and jailed for a year.

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