Andrew Parker, The Sun (London), August 9, 2012
Two evil brothers face long jail terms after they were yesterday convicted of grooming schoolgirls for sex and selling them as prostitutes.
Ahdel Ali, 24, groomed a 13-year-old girl from the day he met her and later raped her.
He also had sex with two other 15-year-old girls who he later pimped out with his brother Murbarek Ali, 29.
A court heard the teenagers were driven to the rear of a shop and forced to climb through a window “because they were white girls”. Murbarek got one of them to have sex with two restaurant workers when she was four months pregnant.
The brothers’ links with Asian restaurants and fast food shops provided them with a network of punters who paid £20 to £50 for sex, Stafford Crown Court heard. The girls, from Telford, Shropshire, regularly failed to attend school or went missing from home and were “easy prey” for the brothers, who are both married.
The pair controlled their victims by offering them lifts and mobile phone top-ups, urging them to drink vodka and smoke cannabis and giving them fags and food.
The brothers, also from Telford, who denied a total of 26 charges involving sexual abuse and sexual exploitation, will be sentenced in October.