- Shabir Ahmed, 59, imprisoned for 22 years today for abuse of a young girl
- He has been named today as the ringleader of a separate sex gang who raped others for which he was jailed for 19 years in May
- Ahmed shouted ‘It’s all lies. It’s all concocted by the police,’ as he received his sentence
PUBLISHED: 06:59 EST, 2 August 2012 | UPDATED: 09:08 EST, 2 August 2012
Vile: Shabir Ahmed systematically rape of a young girl over the course of 14 years
The ringleader of a gang of men who groomed vulnerable girls for sex has today also been jailed for 22 years for a ‘campaign of rape’ against a different child in his own community.
Shabir Ahmed, 59, led an exploitation ring of nine men who were all imprisoned earlier this year after they abused many young girls in the Rochdale and Oldham areas.
He was jailed for 19 years in May following an 11-week trial at Liverpool Crown Court relating to their violent abuse.
And today he can be named as he received another prison term – to run concurrently – after he was also convicted in June of 30 counts of child rape in his own area.
His identity was kept secret to allow him a fair trial.
A jury heard he raped and sexually abused the innocent youngster over many years and treated her as a ‘possession’ whom he used for his own sexual gratification.
Ahmed, of Oldham, will in effect serve an additional three years to the sentence imposed at Liverpool Crown Court.
Sentencing him at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court, Judge Mushtaq Khokhar was forced to removed Ahmed from the dock before he passed sentence as he was persistently interrupted by the defendant.
Before his ejection, Ahmed shouted: ‘It’s all lies. It’s all concocted by the police.’
He then looked over at the Press bench and snarled: ‘What are you looking at?’
The court heard that Ahmed remained ‘in denial’ of his guilt of the repeated rapes of his victim for more than a decade.