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Coventry Facebook rape gang plied girls with booze and drugs before carrying out hideous sex attacks

Would be no surprise that the grooming gangs shift their methods to the internet (In 2013 I predicted they would). A very large grooming prosecution in Coventry a few years ago was cancelled (the witnesses had all been moved into protective custody, which probably tells you why it collapsed). As with every case so far where there have been non-Muslims with Muslims, the Muslims are the ring-leaders.

A gang of men have been found guilty of grooming young girls on Facebook before raping them in attacks in the city.

The group - all from Coventry - plied their teenage victims with alcohol and drugs before assaulting their terrified victims.

The five men were today found guilty of offences including rape, sexual assault and human trafficking at Warwick Crown Court .

They now face hefty prison sentences.  

Waqaar Khan, Marcus Woolcock, Kadeem Bourne, Keenan Kelly and Zahid Chaudhary - whose addresses cannot be published - were found guilty of a total of 18 offences.

Khan, 24, and 23-year-old Bourne, were found guilty of two counts of trafficking and three of rape, with Bourne also guilty of a sexual assault.

The youngest in the group, 18-year-old Kelly, was convicted of two rapes, one sexual assault and one count of trafficking.

Woolcock, 22, was found guilty of two counts - trafficking and sexual assault - and Chaudhary, 20, of one count of trafficking.

Police say the gang were led by Khan who contacted teenage girls via Facebook and groomed them before arranging to meet them with the promise of gifts and shopping trips.

On several occasions the youngsters were assaulted and on one occasion one was rendered unconscious.

She came round to find items of her clothing were missing and sex acts were being performed on her and recorded on mobile phones. .

Six teenage girls, five of them under the age of 16, gave evidence to the court detailing how they had been targeted which included being picked up by taxis and taken to parties, or just dropped off at car parks where the men would ply them with alcohol and drugs.

The uncle of one of the girls who gave evidence against the gang said he believes that there are other victims out there.

He told the Telegraph that he feared that other vulnerable girls may have been targeted by the men.

He said: “They really, really need to come forward because people like this need stopping in their tracks.

“It’s a harrowing experience having to go through as court case but they can’t be allowed to get away with these vile crimes.

“They would get all the support they would need for the police and social services to get through this, so please have the courage to come forward if anything like this has happened to you.”

Contact Peter McLoughlin

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