Buckinghamshire child sex abuse ring
Clockwise from top left: Taimorr Khan, Vikram Singh, Mohammed Imran, Asif Hussain, Arshad Jani and Akbari Khan. Credit: Thames Valley PoliceThames Valley Police

Six members of a child sex ring have been found guilty of abusing two schoolgirls in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire over a period of several years.

Eleven men went on trial at the Old Bailey after being accused of 51 sexual offences, including rape and child prostitution, between 2006 and 2012. All the defendants denied any involvement in the offences.

Four were cleared, while the jury could not reach a verdict on one of the men.

The court heard how the victims of the child abuse ring - described during the trial as Child A and Child B - were subjected to years of torment and were "passed around" by the group.

"Then they started wanting my phone number, and they would want to take me to the cinema or park," Child A said in an interview with ITV News following the verdict, explaining how she was first approached aged 11.

"Then we would have a drink together, and they would have sex with me."

In an interview with Thames Valley Police, she described how she was "passed around" between 60, mostly Asian men, when she was aged just 12 or 13.

"They could maybe just want you for six months and then move you on to their brother or cousin, and then that's it - they don't want you any more.

"It's just your life being ruined."

"I would leave in the morning in my school uniform and I would come home at three in the morning in my school uniform. These men knew that we were 14," Child B told ITV News following the trial.

"No girl should ever feel that they have to use their body or what they've got as their selling point. They knew they shouldn't be buying us drinks and feeding us drugs, they knew that."

'Easy prey'

Prosecutor Oliver Saxby QC told the jury the girls were "easy prey for a group of men wanting casual sexual gratification that was easy, regular and readily available".

"Notwithstanding that they were children, they spoke in terms of these men being their boyfriends. And they were passed from man to man – sometimes on a daily basis.

"The scale of it is, you may agree, horrifying. A estimated that she had sex with about 60 men – six zero – almost all Asian."

The six men who were found guilty:

  • Vikram Singh, 45, of Cannock Road, Aylesbury, was found guilty of four counts of rape and administering a substance with intent.
  • Asif Hussain, 33, of Hodge Lea, Milton Keynes, was convicted of three counts of rape.
  • Arshad Jani, 33, of Cousins Drive, Aylesbury, was found guilty of rape and conspiracy to rape.
  • Mohammed Imran, 38, of Springcliffe Street, Bradford, was convicted of three counts of rape, one count of conspiracy to rape and one count of child prostitution.
  • Akbari Khan, 36, of Mandeville Road, Aylesbury, was found guilty of two counts of rape, administering a substance with intent, and conspiracy to rape.
  • Taimoor Khan, 29, of Highbridge Road, Aylesbury, was convicted of one count of sexual activity with a child.

The four men found not guilty:

  • Sohail Qamar, 41, of Aylesbury, was cleared of two counts of rape, and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
  • Sajad Ali, 34, of Chesham, was found not guilty of sexual activity with a child.
  • Faisal Iqbal, 32, of Aylesbury, was cleared of rape and sexual activity with a child.
  • Harmohan Nangpal, 41, of Hayes, was cleared of rape and sexual activity with a child.

The jury could not decide on charges against Jerome Joe, 35, of Pightle Crescent, Buckingham. Joe denies one count of rape and a single count of sexual activity with a child.

The six men will be sentenced in September.