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Nine men jailed over grooming

Nine men have been sentenced to between four and 19 years in jail after being found guilty of being part of a child sexual exploitation ring involving vulnerable girls.

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Abdul Rauf sentenced in grooming case

Married father-of-five Abdul Rauf, 43, was jailed for six years for conspiracy and six years, concurrently, for trafficking for sexual exploitation.

Abdul Rauf Credit: PA Wire

The religious studies teacher at a local mosque asked a 15-year-victim if she had any younger friends and would drive some of the girls to other men, who would use them for sex, despite knowing they were under-age.

Zarif Khan, in mitigation, told the judge that Rauf's fall from grace was "particularly significant".

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