Five 'sexual predators' jailed
Five men have been condemned as "sexual predators" by a judge as he handed down lengthy jail terms after they were found guilty of grooming teenage girls for sex.
Some of the defendants wept in the dock at Sheffield Crown Court as the judge jailed them for a total of thirty two and a half years on Friday.
The five, Umar Razaq, 24, Razwan Razaq, 30, Zafran Ramzan, 21, Adil Hussain 20, and Mohsin Khan, 21, were found guilty on Thursday of a string of sexually related offences against girls aged between 12 and 16 in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.
Ramzan was found guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl in her own home, and the other four were found guilty of sexual activity with a child.
Judge Peter Kelson QC said: "I've listened to the backdrop of some of you sobbing - I have to say your weeping cuts no ice with me at all.
"Some years ago you had what you regarded as your fun, now you will take your punishment. All five of you were convicted of offences of sexual activity with a child. The clue is in the title, a child.
"This legislation concerns itself with child protection, perhaps to some extent from themselves, but particularly protection from sexual predators, like I find all five of you to be."
Umar Razaq was jailed for four and a half years, while the judge gave Razwan Razaq 11 years.
Ramzan was jailed for nine years, while Hussain and Khan both received four years. All five were placed on the sex offenders register.