Police hail ‘long’ prison sentences for men who sexually abused girls

The Old Bailey
The Old Bailey

A police officer who helped bring six men involved in the Aylesbury sex ring to justice has hailed the ‘long’ prison sentences today handed out to them.

The six men were sentenced at the Old Bailey in London today to more than 80 years in prison combined.

Investigating officer, Supt Gill Wootton, said: “Firstly, I would like to thank the victims in this case for their bravery in coming forward and having the immense courage to attend court.

“It is because of their courage that six men have been found guilty of serious sexual offences against children and are now facing long prison sentences.

“Although we can never change what happened to these women when they were young girls, I hope that the sentencing of these predatory men will enable them to start moving forward with their lives.

“This has been a long and complex case involving a lot of hard work from many different people and agencies and so I want to thank everyone for their efforts.

“I also want to take this opportunity to ask anyone out there who may have been a victim of crime to come forward and talk to us. This case shows that we will listen and do everything in our power to bring the offenders to justice.”

The men were found guilty of 37 offences after a nine week trial at the same court which started on May 18.

> Vikram Singh, 46, of Cannock Road, Aylesbury, was found guilty of four counts of rape and one count of administering a substance with intent. He was today sentenced to a total of 17-and-a-half years in prison.

> Asif Hussain, 32, of Rossal Place, Milton Keynes, was found guilty of three counts of rape. He was sentenced to a total of 13-and-a-half years in prison.

> Mohammed Imran, 37, of Springcliffe Street in Bradford was found guilty of three counts of rape, one count of conspiracy to rape and one count of arranging or facilitating child prostitution. He was sentenced to a total of 19-and-a-half years in prison.

> Arshad Jani, 32, of Cousins Drive, Aylesbury, was found guilty of one count of rape and one count of conspiracy to rape. He was sentenced to a total of 13 years in prison.

> Akbari Khan, 35, of Mandeville Road, Aylesbury, was found guilty of two counts of rape, one count of conspiracy to rape and one count of administering a substance with intent. He was sentenced to a total of 16 years in prison.

> Taimoor Khan, 28, of Highbridge Road, Aylesbury, was found guilty of one count of sexual activity with a child. He was sentenced to three years in prison.

The offences relate to two victims, who were aged under 16 at the time of the offences, which occurred in Aylesbury between January 2006 and December 2012.

If you have any information about this type of crime, you can contact Thames Valley Police on the non-emergency number 101 or you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court. If you are worried about somebody who you think may be a victim of child exploitation you can call ChildLine on 0800 11 11 or visit their website www.childline.org.uk.

Bucks has a county-wide service for young people, Barnardo’s ‘R-U-Safe?’ which is able to offer advice and support to any young person worried about these issues. Email: rusafe@barnardos.org.uk Text: 07546 075 638 or visit www.barnardos.org.uk/rusafebucks