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Rochdale rape case shames all men

by | 8th, March 2012

ON International Women’s Day, an update on the Rochdale rape case at Liverpool Crown Court.

Kabeer Hassan, 24; Abdul Aziz, 41; Abdul Rauf, 43; Mohammed Sajid, 35; Adil Khan, 42; Abdul Qayyum, 43; Mohammed Amin, 44; Qamar Shahzad, 29; Liaquat Shah, 41 and Hamid Safi, 22, are in court. They all deny conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with children under the age of 16. Also a 59-year-old man, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, denies the same charge and two, among other thing, two counts of rape.

The 11 accused are all men. That is the first thing we see.

In court, one of the men’s alleged victims tells strangers and a jury that when aged 15 she work form a drunken slumber to find a man raping her.

Another time:

“Something was mentioned about sex. He asked me if I wanted to and I said no and he said: ‘I will cut you.’ I said ‘cut yourself’ and he came up to me with the razor blade, put his face next to mine and he had the razor blade still in his hand and then he had sex with me.”

She told police: “I would rather that happen than have my throat slit.”

The trial continues.

Men might wonder that no-one is shocked that men are thought capable of such alleged crimes.

Earlier, one  15-year-old girl who had had an abortion at 13 “after allegedly becoming pregnant by another British Pakistani who is now aged 42”, reports the Times :

The jury has been told that, unlike other girls who are witnesses in the trial, the girl who became pregnant does not believe any of the men did anything wrong. She was in a six-month relationship with the “boyfriend” who made her pregnant and knew him as Billy, she said. The prosecution says he is 42-year-old Adil Khan.

The girl

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