Grooming gang 'took girls to restaurants and lined them up for sex' as ringleader jailed for further 12 years

Grooming gang 'took girls to restaurants and lined them up for sex' as ringleader jailed for further 12 years

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George Bunn

By George Bunn

Published: 21/05/2024

- 22:18

Mubarek Ali pleaded guilty to rape, trafficking and other offences against a young girl between 2004 and 2008

The ringleader of a grooming gang that lined young girls up to be sexually abused has been jailed for a further 12 years.

Mubarek Ali, raped, violated and pimped out the girl over several years after "charming and sweet talking" a victim.

The 41-year-old was jailed 12 years ago for his part in a paedophile ring uncovered in Telford as part of Operation Chalice.

Last month he pleaded guilty to rape, trafficking and other offences against a young girl between 2004 and 2008.

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Mubarek Ali, raped, violated and pimped out a girl

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During the court proceedings at Shrewsbury Crown Court, it emerged that the victim and three other girls were taken to a location in Stoke-on-Trent where there were other men.

One of them said: "So, who's first?" As part of a witness statement, the victim said they were then sexually abused, one-by-one.

Ali denied charges relating to the latest victim but admitted to several counts on the second day of a trial. He eventually admitted to two counts of rape, one of trafficking for sexual exploitation and three counts of sexual activity with a child.

The victim, a woman now in her 30s, sat in court holding onto a family member as her statement was read by prosecutor Steven Perian KC.


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He was sentenced at Shrewsbury Crown Court

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The victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, would be bombarded with phone calls from random men asking: "How much do you charge?" They told her that Ali had put them in touch with her.

Ali, aged in his 20s at the time, "befriended" the girl, supplied her with vodka and Red Bull and made her "fall madly in love" with him.

Perian said: "He charmed her and got her to fall in love with him to the extent she was besotted with him."

The court heard how, not long after they started getting to know each other, Ali told her he would '**** you when you turn 16."

However, Ali did not wait until she was of legal age to use the girl for his sexual gratification, taking the girl to various places for sex himself and to pimp her out to others, including hotels, his mother's house and takeaways, reports Stoke-on-TrentLive.

Jacob Hallam KC, mitigating, asked the judge to take into account Ali admitted some of the charges. Ali will be on the sex offenders' register for life and also subject to a sexual harm prevention order.

Ali, who is already serving time in prison for a string of sexual offences, was given a 14-year prison sentence in 2012. He will now serve the 12-year sentence which will run concurrently.

Sentencing, Judge Peter Barrie said: "You have shown no remorse at all. She was a vulnerable girl who had been through a very difficult childhood. [She was] desperate for a stable relationship and you... must have seen that. You were an adult.

"You met her at this house where young people used to go. There was alcohol and cannabis available and shared. You struck up a relationship with her. She did not have the maturity or experience to understand what was going on. It is understandable that she thought she was in love with you.

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Judge Barrie continued: "You made her have sex with you in different places, in different ways and with different people. It became normalised behaviour for her. As she became older, she became less easy for you to manipulate.

"You took advantage of the hold you had over her to get her to have sex with other men. Often with older men it involved being taken to restaurants where they were queuing up to have sex with her."

Detective Sergeant Cindi Lee, who led the investigation, said: "We welcome the sentence given to Ali yesterday by the judge, and even though I welcome it, it does not take away the lifelong trauma he caused the victim and her family.

"Ali is a highly dangerous individual who preyed on young girls, and it is incomprehensible that he would commit such crimes against them. For the victim to come forward and to report these crimes it took a lot of courage and strength, and I would like to commend her for her bravery throughout the investigation and trial."

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