Man Who Sold Teenage Girls Serves Only 5 Years

From Daily-Mail:
A gang boss who pimped out young girls for £150-a-time at a curry house is set for early release just five years into his 22-year sentence.

Mubarek Ali, 34, sold teenage girls, some as young as 13, for sex above an Indian restaurant in Telford, Shropshire, after grooming them.

His brother Ahdel Ali, 27, was handed a 26-year sentence after the pair sexually abused, trafficked, prostituted or tried to prostitute four teenagers.

One of the victims of the notorious Telford child sex abuse ring is said to still be 'living in fear'.

Mubarek was convicted of four charges of controlling child prostitution, two of trafficking in the UK for sexual exploitation and one of causing child prostitution.

The offences against girls as young as 13 took place between March 2008 and December 2009.

He is due to be released on licence in November later this year and the news prompted Telford MP Lucy Allan to raise her concerns in the House of Commons.

She asked the Prime Minister earlier this month whether Ali should be allowed to return to Telford.

She said: 'A young woman in Telford who gave evidence in a horrific child sexual exploitation case five years ago is living in fear.

'The perpetrator, who received a 22-year sentence, is about to be released early.

'CSE victims are too often overlooked and ignored. Does the Prime Minister agree that CSE victims should be properly consulted on the release of perpetrators and that in this case the perpetrator should not be returned to Telford?'

Prime Minister Theresa May replied: 'My hon. Friend raises a very important issue. We all know that child sexual exploitation is an absolutely horrific crime.

'It is absolutely right that if victims are going to come forward to report this abuse, they need to know that they will be supported so that they can have the confidence to do so and be confident in their future security and safety.

'The victim contact scheme is supposed to treat victims properly and ensure that consideration is given to victim-related conditions when looking at an offender's licence on release.

'If my hon. Friend would like to write with the details of the case to my right hon. Friend the Justice Secretary, he will look at it very carefully.'

Ali, from Wellington, Shropshire, was jailed for 14 years and given eight years on licence after his trial at Stafford Crown Court.

His brother Ahdel Ali was jailed for 18 years with an additional eight-year period on licence after release.

He was convicted of a string of sex offences including rape, 11 charges of sexual activity with a child, three charges of controlling child prostitution and one of inciting child prostitution.

The court heard the young girls were offered cash, gifts and free car journeys before being taken to the restaurant to have sex.  

Five other men were also convicted relating to child prostitution in the town.

The incidents took place in bedrooms above the Dhaka Tandoori restaurant in the town and the proprietors were unaware of the activities taking place there.

A Ministry of Justice spokesman told MailOnline they do not comment on individual cases, but said: 'Under the Criminal Justice Act 2003, most prisoners must be automatically released at the halfway point of their sentence.

'Time spent in custody on remand counts towards the length of time an offender serves behind bars.

'This offender remains in custody.'

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