Trio convicted after girl, 13, abducted and kept as ‘sex slave’

15:25 27 February 2013

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Three London men have been convicted after a 13-year-old girl was abducted, trafficked from the capital and repeatedly sexually assaulted.

Suran Uddin, 28, of St Matthew’s Row, Bethnal Green, Mohammed Sheikh, 31, of Seaton Point, Hackney, and Hamza Ali, 38, of Chilford Road, Waltham Forest were all found guilty at Norwich Crown Court of conspiracy to traffick in the UK and supplying a class B drug.

Uddin was also convicted of two counts of rape.

Sheikh was convicted on a charge of causing a child to engage in sexual activity but was cleared of two counts of rape.

Ali was found guilty of a sexual assault but not guilty of rape.

The girl, from a “troubled” family, was subjected to a string of assaults over four days after being trafficked from her home in London to Ipswich, prosecutor Riel Karmy-Jones told the court.

She said: “These men deliberately targeted her. She was an unhappy and deeply troubled child.

“They enticed her to travel with them in order to set her up as a sex slave and to use her for their pleasure.

“In order to do so, they plied her with drugs and alcohol and made promises that they would take care of her and give her anything she wanted.

“Once at the property in Ipswich, she was treated as little more than skivvy and she was raped over the course of four days.”

She said that Sheikh in particular took advantage of the girl’s youth and naivety and she became so attached to him that at first she found it difficult to accuse him of wrong doing.

However, forensic examinations proved he had sexual contact with the victim, Miss Karmy-Jones said.

She added that, shortly before her abduction, the girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had been removed from her mother’s care and was living with her father after concerns were raised for her welfare.

The men will be sentenced at a later date.

Abdul Hammed, 46, of Wellington Street, Ipswich, was cleared of supplying a class B drug and two counts of rape.

The judge had earlier instructed the jury to find him not guilty of trafficking.

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