Two perverts have been jailed after raping a 13-year-old girl in a budget hotel room in a “vile and degrading” attack – tearing off her jeans and flinging her shoes and knickers out of a window.
Ismail Ali, 26, and Naheem Uddin, 26, were accused of acting like “animals” after they cruised the streets for sex before picking up the teenager and taking her back to the hotel on April 18.
Delivering 14-year sentences to each of the men in Bradford Crown Court , West Yorkshire, Judge David Hatton QC said:
“You took it in turns to abuse her and each of you behaved like an animal,” he told the pair.
“On the night of April 18, 2016, each of you was out to find sexual satisfaction and you did not care how you obtained it. You saw [the girl] and saw her as your opportunity.”
The judge added that while the girl went to the hotel willingly, “she did not volunteer for the vile abuse and degradation that followed at your hands.”
He told Ali and Uddin that although they didn’t know the girl was only 13, they didn’t care what age she was.
Judge Hatton said: “You knew that she was very young, and you knew that she was much younger than you.”
David McGonigal, prosecuting, told the court that the girl had self-harmed since she was attacked by cutting her arms and legs and had also ripped the wallpaper off her bedroom walls.
He said she felt isolated as a result of the attack and needed emotional support from her family.
Ali and Uddin, both from Bradford, were found guilty by a jury.
Uddin was found guilty of raping the girl, attempting to rape her and taking indecent photos of her.
Ali was found guilty of two offences of rape and a charge of possession of the indecent photos, after Uddin sent them to his phone.
The pair were cleared of kidnapping and falsely imprisoning the girl.
The court heard Uddin had three children from his previous marriage, and his new wife would now be deported after his conviction.
Frida Hussain, for Ali, said her client had been brought up in care and had been working as a waiter before carrying out the rape.
At the end of the hearing the judge praised police who investigated the case.
Judge Hatton said: “This has been, I have no doubt, from first to last a very difficult case for all concerned.
“It involved great sensitivity and an extremely vulnerable victim.”
He praised the “care, sensitivity and support” officers had offered the girl and her family.
Following the hearing, Detective Inspector Jon Best said: “Uddin and Ali subjected their young victim to a horrific ordeal and we welcome the sentences they have been given.
“We would like to praise her for her courage in reporting their horrendous crimes and enabling them to be put before the courts.”
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