SEX ABUSE TRIAL: two more guilty verdicts

By Phil Turner | 05/11/2010

SEX ABUSE TRIAL: two more guilty verdicts

TWO more men have been found guilty of sexually abusing three teenage girls and three others have been cleared of similar charges at the end of a seven week trial at Sheffield Crown Court.

It brings the total of convicted defendants to five out of the eight on trial. They were all remanded in custody before being sentenced tomorrow.

Razwan Razaq (30), of Oxford Street, Clifton, was found guilty by a jury of having sex with two 13-year-old girls in 2008.

His 24-year-old brother Umar Razaq, of the same address, was found guilty of sexual activity with a 13-year-old and not guilty of raping a 16-year-old.

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The jury also found Mohammed Zafran Ramzan (21), of Broom Grove, Broom, guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl and twice having sex with her 13-year-old cousin.

He was found not guilty of two further counts of rape.

Adil Hussain (20), of Nelson Street, Rotherham, was found guilty of under-age sex with a 13-year-old, but acquitted of three other sex abuse charges.

Mohsin Khan (21), of Haworth Crescent, Moorgate, was convicted of one charge of under-age sex with a 13-year-old and found not guilty of two other charges of sexual activity with the same girl.

Khan and Shazad Akbar (23), of Shirecliffe Lane, Shirecliffe, Sheffield, were both cleared of four joint charges of rape on a 16-year-old girl.

Saeed Hussain (29), of Hatherley Road, Eastwood, walked free after he was acquitted of two charges of inciting a 13-year-old to have sex with other men.

Shalzaad Hussain (22), of Clough Road, Masbrough, also walked free after the jury cleared him of one count of sexual activity with a 13-year-old.

The jury of seven women and five men spent six days deliberating over the verdicts.

The three teenage victims of the sex abuse were aged between 13 and 16 at the time of the offences during 2008 and are now 15 and 17.

All eight defendants denied the allegations throughout the trial.







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