Gang jailed for raping same Keighley schoolgirl

Gang jailed for more than 140 years for raping schoolgirl Credit: ITV Yorkshire

A gang of 12 men who sexually exploited a Keighley schoolgirl have been jailed.

11 of them received sentences of up to 29 years for rape, another man was jailed for sexual activity with the same girl.

The victim was 14 years old at the time

Judge Roger Thomas QC told them they exploited and took advantage of a young vulnerable girl.

Some of the defendants waved and smiled in the dock as he was passing sentence.

Judge Thomas said they showed her 'not a shred of decency or humanity'.

Khalid Mahmood from Keighley was told he was to be regarded as dangerous as he is currently in prison for raping another woman and trying to abduct a child playing on a scooter . He was sentenced to 17 years in prison.

Yasser Kabir was given the longest sentence , 20 years, for raping the schoolgirl and two other young girls.

Katie Oscroft sent this report from court.

Child sexual exploitation is a dreadful crime which all right minded people deplore and we are pleased this is reflected in the sentencing of these men. We also acknowledge the courage and commitment of the young women in giving their evidence which led to these convictions.

Coun David Green, Bradford City Council