A member of the infamous Rochdale grooming gang told a judge he should not be deported because his son needs a role model. Adil Khan, 51, and Qari Abdul Rauf, 52, have been told they must be sent back to Pakistan for the sake of the public.
Both were part of a gang convicted of a catalog of serious sexual crimes in May 2012. Since being released from prison, they have fought a long legal battle against deportation – with more legal challenges and appeals – spanning several years on the grounds that deportation would interfere with their human rights.
Khan was sentenced to eight years and released on license four years later. He appeared at a closing deportation hearing on Wednesday (June 22) to argue that he should not be deported. Judge Charlotte Welsh asked him how his son could be affected if he was deported from Britain.
Speaking through a Miripuri interpreter, Khan replied, “As you know, the father figure is very important in any culture in the world, to be a role model for the child, to tell him or her right and wrong.” Khan also claimed that he is not wanted by his family back in Pakistan because his fame would be bad for the business they own.
Failure to deport any of the care gangs has led to anger in Rochdale, where the victims lived with their tormenting spirits, and has toppled public criticism of a number of Home Secretary. Khan made a 13-year-old girl pregnant but denied he was the father, then met another girl of 15 and traded her to others using violence when she complained.
Rauf, a father of five, traded a 15-year-old girl for sex and drove her to secluded areas to have sex with her in his taxi and transported her to an apartment in Rochdale where he and others had sex with her. He was jailed for six years and released in November 2014 after serving two years and six months of his sentence.
For two years, from 2008, a gang of men in Rochdale raped girls as young as 12, using them with alcohol and drugs, before being gang-raped in rooms above takeaway shops and ferried to various apartments in taxis, where they were paid. cash to use them. Police said as many as 47 girls were groomed.
The appeal hearing against both men was adjourned until Thursday morning (June 23).