Shame of Rochdale child sex ring member's family
Published: 14th May 2012 11:39:10
A female relative of one of nine men jailed for his role in the Rochdale child sex ring has told of her family's humiliation at his crime.
Mariyam - not her real name - said the conviction of her relative Adil Kahn was "really, really shameful for us".
"At the moment we just want to put our heads down whenever somebody is talking about the case," she said.
The nine men, aged between 24 and 59, were jailed for a total of 77 years last week for child sex offences.
Khan, 42, of Oswald Street, Rochdale, was jailed for eight years for conspiracy to have sex with a child and child trafficking for sex.
Mariyam said: "People know that he is related and when they say, 'We know he is related to you but we've got to say this,' I reply, 'Just say what you want,' because at the end of the day, he is behind them bars and he got what he deserved."
How can you walk out of your own door and do that to anybody's daughter?”
She added that the men should have been given harsher sentences to make future offenders think twice.
"It makes me sick when I think about it, they're going out and they are doing that. Most of them have probably got daughters the same age as those girls.
"How can they walk out of their own houses knowing the fact that they have probably got daughters - some of them older than those girls and some younger - how can you walk out of your own door and do that to anybody's daughter?"
She added: "For them, it doesn't matter what colour they are, whatever culture or whatever country they come from, they don't care as long as they just get it.
"I feel so sick even thinking about it, I don't know what to say I just feel, really, really ashamed."
The men were jailed for rape and conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child.
Liverpool Crown Court heard the group plied five victims with drink and drugs and "passed them around" for sex.
At 08:58:03 in SportAmir Khan appears to have improved his chances of landing a lucrative showdown with Floyd Mayweather by teaming up with the boxing adviser Al Haymon.
At 08:54:42 in WalesThe chief executive and chair of one of Wales' oldest Welsh-language support groups have stepped down from their posts.
At 08:52:53 in SportAntrim's preparations for the forthcoming Ulster Senior Football Championship have been hit by the loss of three key players from the squad.
At 08:51:32 in BusinessSwiss bank Credit Suisse has found nothing "materially untoward" in how it trades foreign currencies, finance officer David Mathers has said.
At 08:45:40 in EnglandA man has been charged with murder after a woman's body was found on Teesside.
At 08:43:50 in WalesDementia services across Wales are not sustainable with changes needed to cope with future demand, a review has found.
At 08:42:36 in EnglandNumbers of homeless people being discharged back on to the streets after hospital treatment is being reduced with a new scheme in Gloucestershire.
At 08:41:52 in EnglandBurglars have been targeting flood-damaged homes in Surrey, with police stopping thousands of people suspected of being involved.
At 08:37:18 in Northern IrelandA 98-year-old document that was intended to stop a rebellion against British rule in Ireland has been sold at auction for 30,000 euros (£24,800).
At 08:20:41 in EnglandSearches have been taking place for a man seen getting into difficulty in a lake.
Harvard CitationBBC News, 2012. Shame of Rochdale child sex ring member's family [Online] (Updated 14th May 2012)
Available at: http://www.ukwirednews.com/news/1428374/Shame-of-Rochdale-child-sex-ring-members-family [Accessed 16th Apr 2014]
News In Other Categories
A bucket list is usually completed while a person is alive, but a Belfast man has fulfilled one of his dying wishes from beyond the grave.
Claims that steroid dealers are exploiting a publicly-funded drug testing service have been denied.
With the doors to its brand new £1million training centre officially open, one of the UK's leading apprentice training providers, Bristol based S&B Automotive Academy, is showcasing its world-class facilities by launching a series of foreign student exchanges for the first time in its 41-year history. To get a flavour of what life is like as an apprentice in the UK, the Academy hosted 16 apprentice engineers and bus drivers from the G9 Automotive College in Hamburg, Germany, as part of a Europe-wide vocational training initiative called the ‘Leonardo Programme’ with support from the European Social Fund. In a reciprocal arrangement, S&B will be sending nine apprentices to Germany during February 2012 so that they can get an appreciation of life in the automotive industry on the Continent. A further three German exchange groups are being planned for next year. Designed to assist the development of vocational skills and training across Europe, including work placements for trainees, the Leonardo Programme has a budget of €1.75bn, which is helping to encourage UK organisations to work with their counterparts abroad. In what is expected to be another challenging year for employers in the UK automotive sector, S&B’s Chief Executive, Jon Winter, claims that the exchange initiative will bring many benefits to the Academy and its apprentices: “In a world of global automotive brands, it’s important for our learners to understand the international context of the industry they have chosen to make their career. This new exchange programme will enable apprentices and Academy staff alike to achieve a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities within the automotive arena in Europe. With the Academy’s influence also extending to the USA and Asia, there’s every possibility that this initiative could move further afield in the future.” Continued Winter: “The need for skilled technicians across the world is on the increase and we actively encourage our apprentices to look at broader horizons during their training. Many of them have already learned the phrase ‘Vorsprung durch Gelehrtheit’, quite simply, ‘Advancement through learning.” In the 2010/11 academic year, S&B doubled the number of successful Apprenticeships over the previous year with some 350 apprentices graduating from the Academy. At the same time, achievement levels reached an all-time high with an overall success rate of 85%. For those learners on the Advanced Apprenticeship three-year programme, success rates were even higher, at over 98%. PHOTO CAPTION: As part of their exchange visit, S&B Automotive Academy arranged for the German apprentices to visit Hampshire bus operator, Bluestar, at its Barton Park depot. The students are pictured with S&B’s Andy West (3rd right) and Steve Prewett, Bluestar’s Area Engineering Manager (2nd right). Ends http://www.sandbaa.com
A man has been charged with murder after a woman's body was found on Teesside.