Rochdale sex gang leader jailed for 22 years
The leader of a grooming gang which preyed on underage white girls was jailed for 22 years today after being convicted of a "campaign" of 30 sex attacks on a child.
Taxi driver Shabir Ahmed, 59, was already serving a 19 year sentence from May for conspiracy, two rapes, aiding and abetting rape, sexual assault and sex trafficking. His domineering temper earned him the nickname "Daddy" by the white teenage victims.
The ringleader, who called the judge a 'racist b------', was one of nine men jailed at Liverpool Crown Court for a total of 77 years for passing round the youngsters and plying them with drugs and drink.
Judge Khokhar jailed Ahmed for another 22 years, to run alongside the previous sentence, after a jury at Manchester Crown Court convicted him of repeatedly raping an Asian child for over a decade.
The divorced father-of-four was ordered to the cells halfway through his sentencing after telling the judge he was "talking s---".
He told the court: "It is all lies concocted by the police. What are you all looking at, eh? You will all rot in hell."