This crime quite rightly shocked the city centre community as this vulnerable victim was marched across a busy part of the city during a Saturday afternoon.
That a young boy could be preyed on while all around him shoppers go about their business was doubly shocking.
However, what is equally striking about this case is the fact that we had an immediate response from the public which was integral to us making a number of quick arrests.
A former intelligence officer in Saddam Hussein's regime was jailed for 15 years along with a law firm worker for raping a teenage boy.
Two men who raped a teenage boy in the toilets of a Manchester city centre department store are due to be sentenced.