Justice: Over 180 years for 17 offenders convicted as part of Operation Shelter
08 Sep 2017 13:00 PM[View Full Size]
Justice: Over 180 years for 17 offenders convicted as part of Operation Shelter.
This week saw the sentencing of 18 people convicted for a string of offences connected with Operation Shelter. Two men were also sentenced under Operation Emerald, an additional proactive investigation led by the force’s Priority and Organised Crime Team drug offences.
Mohammed Azram, 35, convicted of conspiracy to incite prostitution, sexual assault, supplying drugs to a victim has been sentenced to 12 1/2 years.
Nashir Uddin, 35, convicted of conspiracy to incite prostitution, supplying drugs to a victim has been sentenced to 11 1/2 years.
Saiful Islam, 34, convicted of rape has been sentenced to 10 years.
Mohammed Hassan Ali, 33, convicted of sexual activity with a child, supplying drugs to a victim has been sentenced to seven years.
Yasser Hussain, 27, convicted of beating, possession of drugs has been jailed for two years. He was subsequently as part of Operation Themis, where he was sentenced to 10 years for possession of a firearm and drug offences.
Abdul Sabe, 40, convicted of conspiracy to incite prostitution, trafficking within the UK for sexual exploitation, drugs offences has been sentenced to 12 years.
Habibur Rahim, 34 convicted of causing or inciting prostitution, drugs, sexual assault, trafficking within the UK for sexual exploitation has been sentenced to 29 years.
Badrul Hussain, 37, convicted for drug offences has been sentenced to four years.
Mohibur Rahman, 44, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to incite prostitution, supplying drugs to a victim has been sentenced to 4 1/2 years.
Abdulhamid Minoyee, 33, convicted of rape, sexual assault, supply of drugs has been sentenced to 15 years.
Carolann Gallon, 22, pleaded guilty to three counts of trafficking has been sentenced to six years,
Monjour Choudhury, 33, convicted of conspiracy to incite prostitution, supplying drugs to a victim has been sentenced to five years.
Prabhat Nelli, 33, convicted of conspiracy to incite prostitution, supplying drugs to a victim has been sentenced to four years.
Eisa Mousavi, 41, convicted of conspiracy to incite prostitution, rape, supplying drugs to a victim has been sentenced to 20 years.
Taherul Alam, 32, convicted of conspiracy to incite prostitution, supplying drugs to a victim, attempted sexual assault has been sentenced to eight years.
Redwan Siddquee, 32, pleaded guilty to causing or inciting prostitution, supply or offering to supply a class B has been sentenced to 16 months.
Jahanghir Zaman, 43, convicted of conspiracy to incite prostitution, rape, supplying drugs to a victim. He was also convicted in March for conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine as part of the force’s Operation Emerald. He has been sentenced to 29 years.
Nadeem Aslam, 43, convicted of supplying drugs to victims. He was also convicted in March for conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine as part of the force’s Operation Emerald. He is due to be sentenced next week.
Detective Supt Steve Barron said: “The results from court this week have been the sentencings we were hoping for. To be able to tell the victims, that because of their unbelievable bravery and support of this investigation, these people are going to be spending a long time behind bars is just incredible.
"We are so very grateful for those who have spoken out and I am so proud of them. It is as straight forward as without them, we wouldn't be here with this number of convictions.
"These offenders targeted these women because of their vulnerabilities. They hugely under estimated their strength and determination. to seek justice - they thought no one would believe them. We believed them as did the jury.
"I have spoken to some of these victims and they are lovely people. They have had a tough life and to then go through courts is so difficult for them . It has just been brilliant to see how their bravery is now showing justice.
"Anyone out there who is a victim and has been too frightened to come forward, please take solace and confidence from this case that we will take action and put offenders before the courts.
"The remarks from the Judge have been fantastic and I really hope the serves as a strong warning and deterrent to those who think this attitude towards women is acceptable. It absolutely isn't and if you commit these crimes, you face a lengthy punishment for it.
"I also want to praise the officers and my team for their outstanding commitment to this operation from day one.
“It is an excellent example of the ongoing work we are doing in our commitment to Operation Sanctuary and the protection of vulnerable people.
“Our work by no means ends here. We are going to be out in our communities raising awareness of Operation Sanctuary and the continued work we are doing to tackle sexual exploitation.
“This weekend our officers are going to be out in the community, handing out leaflets and speaking with people about Operation Sanctuary and how we all need to play our part in safeguarding vulnerable people. We need people to be vigilant and be the eyes, ears and voice of the community.
“This is not something the public should feel alarmed about but more reassured that we are proactively seeking victims and working with communities to eradicate this behaviour of offending.
“We want to ensure there is a repugnant stigma associated with sexual exploitation in all communities and in particular against individuals who think this treatment of women and girls is in any way acceptable.
“Protecting vulnerable people is our absolute priority and it is what we are here to do."
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