The offences against the 5 young girls was 22, more offences than all but one of the men’s number of years sentenced.
The sentences are as follows: ·
- Mohammed Imran Akhtar (37), of Godstone Road, Rotherham: 23 years.
- Nabeel Kurshid (35), of Weetwood Road, Rotherham: 19 years.
- Asif Ali (33), of Clough Road, Rotherham: 10 years.
- Iqlak Yousaf (34), of Tooker Road, Rotherham: 20 years.
- Salah El-Hakam (39), of Tudor Close, Sheffield: 15 years.
- Tanweer Ali (37), of Godstone Road, Rotherham: 14 years.
The 8-week trial ended last month and the men were convicted as part of the National Crime Agency’s investigation into non-familial child sexual exploitation in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013.
The investigation's known as Operation Stovewood. The offences for which the men were charged include: rape, indecent assault and procuring a girl to have sex with another.
The offences took place between 1998 and 2005. Judge Sarah Wright said the gang’s offences were committed using sophisticated grooming of their victims.
"They were well planned," she said, explaining that all 6 men perpetrated, facilitated or encouraged the sexual abuse of young girls.
"You can have been in no doubt that the complainants were vulnerable in the extreme. "You were clearly not immature evidenced by the fact you all indulged in cynical manipulation and exploitation of your victims which showed a maturity well beyond your chronological age."
None of the men showed any remorse.