Belfast Telegraph

Friday 28 November 2014

Jail for man who raped two teens

A man who abducted and raped two teenage girls has been jailed for 14 years.

Munshur Ali (22) talked the girls, both aged 13, into his car, plied them with drink and drove them to a secluded spot, Minshull Street Crown Court in Manchester heard.

He then raped both girls in turn before dropping them off in the street nearby.

Ali of Hyde, Greater Manchester, denied the offences, saying the girls were willing to have sex. But he was convicted of three counts of rape on November 8 last year following a trial last month.

Passing sentence yesterday, Judge Peter Lakin said: “Once you had them in your clutches you plied them with alcohol, you drove them to a secluded area and then you raped them.

“You knew, because they had told you, they were only 13. You subjected these two vulnerable, naive 13-year-olds to a terrifying ordeal, an ordeal that had and continues to have a very substantial impact on both girls.

“Throughout this case you have been devious and manipulative. Not only have you made serious and deeply unpleasant allegations against

the two girls, you also concocted a defence to fit the prosecution evidence against you. Your attempts to pull the wool over the eyes of the jury failed, and rightly so.”

Ali, who continues to plead his innocence, shouted: “You're all racist, I'm telling you.”

The court heard that at 9pm on Saturday November 8 the two victims were walking along Newton Street in Hyde when Ali pulled up alongside them in a silver Ford Fiesta.

He first asked for directions to Birmingham and then began chatting to them before offering them a lift to Denton. The girls got into the car but as Ali drove to where they wanted to get out he refused to stop the car and continued driving towards Ashton-under-Lyne.

Ali stopped at Bargain Booze on Stockport Road where he bought a bottle of vodka and some orange, which he gave to the two girls to drink. He then drove to a side street near St Mark's Church in Dukinfield where he got into the back of the car and raped them.

Ali was also ordered to sign the sex offenders register for life and has also been disqualified from working with anyone under 18 indefinitely.

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