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Two men who raped teenage boy to be sentenced

Two men who raped a teenage boy in the toilets of a Manchester city centre department store are due to be sentenced.

Alex Wilson-Fletcher, 42, and Abdelkader El-Janabi, 55, attacked the 14-year-old victim in Debenhams on a busy Saturday afternoon last summer.

The boy was in the Arndale Centre at around 5.45pm on June 2 last year when he went to the toilets.

While there he was approached by the pair and led out of the busy shopping centre and forced to go to nearby Debenhams where he was raped, Manchester Crown Court heard.

Wilson-Fletcher, of Oldham Street, Manchester, and El-Janabi, of Artillery Court, Ardwick, Manchester, were convicted by a jury of two counts of rape and two counts of sexual touching following a two-week trial in April.

They were remanded in custody by Judge Michael Leeming QC, who warned they would face substantial jail terms when sentenced at Manchester Crown Court.

The pair were tracked down after images from CCTV were circulated by police.

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