Neil Usher and Charlotte Holland secure five more convictions in another Rochdale historic sex grooming trial.
The final part of one of CPS North West’s biggest prosecutions – Operation Doublet – has now ended with five more defendants being convicted at Minshull Street Crown court following a trial that lasted for three months. Two more defendants will face a retrial later this year. The previous two trials resulted in 10 other defendants being successfully prosecuted in two separate trials, each lasting over two months.
Ashafaq Yousaf was sentenced to 19 years’ imprisonment for four separate offences of rape. Mohammed Miah was sentenced to an extended sentence of 16 years for one offence of rape. Mohammed Sadeer was sentenced to 16 years for offence of attempted rape and kidnapping. Joshim Miah received 7 years, also for an offence of rape. Ittefaq Yousaf was sentenced to 20 months’ imprisonment for offences of incitement and sexual assault.
The sentences mark the end of the latest stage of an ongoing investigation into sexual exploitation of children in the Rochdale area, an investigation that commenced with the 2012 grooming trial “Operation Span,” held in Liverpool, in which Neil was also instructed.
Neil and Charlotte were instructed by Alison Cartmell at the CPS North West Complex Crime Unit.
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