Girl was abused in the '˜grossest possible way' by many men
Jailing eight men after the second trial Judge Marson said: 'Over a period of years she was sexually abused in the grossest possible way by very many men of which you form part of a small number.
He said they could not be held responsible for the total psychological damage but what each did made a contribution to it.
Many of the offences were opportunistic. “There was an element of her availability becoming known and to that extent she was targeted for abuse.”
“She was taken advantage of when she was drunk and under the influence of drugs,” he said.“In some cases there was an element of grooming and in most cases a significant disparity in age.
Haaris Ahmed, 32 from Halifax, was jailed for 12 and a half years after he was unanimously found guilty on two charges of sexual activity with a child. He admitted one offence of supplying her with cannabis and was found guilty by the jury of another.
The victim was 13 when she first met Ahmed who told her he was a driving instructor. She went with him in his car to a house in Halifax, which she said he was allowed to use in exchange for supplying the occupant with drugs.
He had sex with her on many occasions over the following months and she also has sex with his brother Tauqeer Butt in a Jeep and a Suburu.
Butt, 31, was convicted of four offences of sexual activity with a child and was jailed for 10 years.
Tahir Mahmood, 43 known as Taz, and also from Halifax, was jailed for 11 years after he was convicted on two charges of sexual activity with the schoolgirl and was also found guilty of sexual assault on a second girl, a friend of the main victim.
He drove a red Toyota and even picked the schoolgirl up outside her foster carer’s home on one occasion.
Mahmood and Azeem Subhani worked at the same takeaway. Subhani, 25, was sentenced to nine years in prison after he was convicted of two offences of sexual activity with a child. She described having sex with him at two different houses and remembered he had got the key to one of them from another man at the takeaway.
Mohammed Ahmed, 42, who for a time had shared an address with Tahir Mahmood, was convicted of one offence of sexual activity with her and was jailed for six and a half years. The court heard his DNA and that of Subhani was identified from semen found on a pair of the schoolgirl’s knickers when police began their investigation.
Amar Ali Ditta 27, was jailed for nine years after he was convicted on two charges of sexual activity with a child. She described having sex with him on around four occasions.
Talib Sadiq, 30 was found guilty on two charges of sexual activity with a child and was sentenced to eight years in prison. He was said to have “taken advantage of an opportunity that arose” to have sex with her when she had taken alcohol or drugs at a house in Halifax.
Sikander Malik, 31, was jailed for seven years after he was found guilty by 11-1 majority of the jury on one charge of sexual activity with a child. The court heard he knew she was under age and only 15 having seen her in her school uniform but had sex with her on one occasion.
The jury cleared three other men, Arshad Majid, now 26, from Shipley, Christopher Mulgqueen Bennett, 37 and Zameer Asif 26, each of sexual activity with the teenager.