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Sick Birmingham duo raped and abused 14-yr-old girl

2013-03-04 08:38:11

Two men from Birmingham who plied a 14-year-old girl with drink and drugs in exchange for sex have been jailed for a total of 15 years.

Adeeb Sultan, aged 27, of Wright Road, Alum Rock and Raja Khan, aged 23, of Beechfield Avenue, Sparkbrook, were convicted after a two week trial at Birmingham Crown Court.

They were caged for their "despicable" actions, which included attempting to induce the girl to perform a sex act on a taxi driver so that the men could secure a reduced fare.

The crimes date back to early July 2011 when Sultan started talking to the teenager and her friend on Alum Rock's Reginald Road.

Detective Constable Amy Bates said: "Sultan offered the girls, who were missing from home, the chance to hang out with him and his friends.

"The pair went with him and began drinking vodka on the nearby canal towpath. Sometime later, she was twice raped by a man on the Dudderston Mill Road canal with Sultan facilitating the attack.

"Their offences were truly sickening and have left an indelible mark on their victim."

Over the course of five days, Sultan formed an abusive sexual relationship with the young girl who was given alcohol and drugs. She was then raped by Khan, and abused by other unidentified men. Sultan maintained that the child had told him she was 16 and had agreed to intercourse.

But he was found guilty of two counts of sexual activity of a child and one count of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and was jailed for five years.

Raja Khan was found guilty of rape and assault occasioning actual bodily harm and was sentenced to ten years imprisonment.

Nicola Heath, from the West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service, said: "This has been a traumatic experience for a very young and vulnerable girl, and I would like to thank the victim for her tremendous courage in giving evidence at court and for her support for this prosecution."

Sultan was also ordered to sign the sex offenders register for ten years and Khan was ordered to sign the sex offenders register for life.

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