A child sex gang has been jailed for a total of more than 80 years after abusing a girl who fell pregnant when she was aged just 12.
The woman who was sexually exploited by the men from Rotherham since she was aged 11 told Sheffield Crown Court she felt her child was ‘the product of pure evil’ during an emotional trial.
The gang’s sentencing was carried out amid scenes of chaos as two of the men, jailed for offences relating to the woman and another victim, shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ as they were led from the dock.
As their supporters began shouting down into the packed courtroom, one of the victims shouted back ‘justice is served’ as police moved into the public gallery.
Both victims had watched as Basharat Dad was jailed for 20 years and five others were given prison sentences of more than 10 years for offences against the women between 1999 and 2001.
The girl’s pregnancy at the age of 12 made headlines in 2001 when she was portrayed as one of Britain’s youngest ever mothers.
Although five men were arrested, there were no prosecutions at the time after the victim told police she could not say which of a number of men she had had sex with was the father.
But Judge Sarah Wright told the court that DNA analysis on Amjad Ali has shown ‘that it was 60 million times more likely that you were responsible for her pregnancy rather than an unknown male’.
Judge Wright said Ali was not one of the five men named by the girl in 2001.
The victim, in an impact statement read to the court, said: ‘There’s evil and truly evil people in the world. I feel my child was the product of pure evil.’
The woman, who listened as prosecutor Sophie Drake read out her words, said: ‘I was drawn into a world of fear, rape and horrific abuse. I lost my childhood at the hands of those men.’
She described how she was shunned by many in her community who called her worse things than ‘dirty, cheap slag’.
She said: ‘No-one understood. No-one wanted to understand.
‘I felt lost, isolated, trapped, ashamed and completely worthless.
‘I was completely owned by these dirty old men who would do with me whatever then wanted, whenever they wanted.’